Bookwalter Family Works To Help Children in Need of Medical Care

| May 19, 2017

jessica bookwalter w:parentsFRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) — The family of Jessica Bookwalter is working to give back to families who have children that need urgent medical care at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Jessica Bookwalter, 7, of Franklin, lost a courageous battle with cancer last month.

Her family is working to help Zachary’s Mission, a non-profit group that supports medically fragile children by providing “Zack Packs,” back packs filled with essentials that are given to families who have children that need urgent medical care at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

Donations are being taken in May.

Items that will be accepted include shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, body wash, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothbrush covers, toothpaste, mouthwash (travel size), dental floss, pens (blue/black ink only), mini pocket memo pad, post-it notes, tissue packs, lip balm, travel-size hand sanitizer, hair brush (no combs), zip-lock baggies (size of gallon/snack), bottled water, drink mix packets for bottled water, gum, and mints or candy (no chocolate).

Items must be new and unopened while food items must have future expiration dates. No peanut or peanut butter items can be accepted.

Donation boxes are located at Northwest Bank in Franklin, Main Street market in Polk, C&S Hardware in Franklin and Oil City, Polk United Methodist Church, and Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church.

For more information, call Wendy Weiss at 814-673-2567 or Steph Murdoch at 814-673-6489.

 


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