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Teen's Nonprofit Delivers Gift Bags to Children in Hospital


Last updated 7/22/2020 at 10:17am

Zachary Kirkland delivers gift bags for pediatric patients at Lakeland Regional.

Zachary Kirkland was in middle school when he started his own non-profit called Silly Sock Saturdays. Now a rising senior at Lake Wales High School, Zachary continues his mission of making hospital stays more pleasant for children by providing them a gift bag with silly socks, toys, games and other items.

"Being able to help those in a hard and stressful situation is the reason for creating the nonprofit and getting to hear the feedback and know that what I do invokes a smile is all just an added bonus," Zachary said. Deliveries have been shut down due to the COVID-19 virus, but Zachary is...

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