Zack's Team - The Fight For Recovery

$18,255 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 162 people in 54 months
Zack's Team Foundation Recovery Scholarship Fund

Zachary passed away on July 19, 2013, just a month shy of his 22nd birthday, after fighting a courageous battle with drug use disorder. Zachary was our son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. Although he suffered from this debilitating and misunderstood chronic brain disease, he filled our hearts with joy and love. Zachary enjoyed hanging out with his family and friends. He was a great athlete with a strong passion for the sport of hockey. It was “on the ice” that Zack truly shined. We will forever miss his mischievous smile, his laughter and his goofy jokes.

Zack’s Team Foundation’s Mission

We believe that recovery is possible.

We believe it is our duty to bring attention to this misunderstood and often stigmatized disorder.

It with this intention that we raise funds to provide hope to families and individuals affected by this disease.

Scholarship Criteria

We want to help those who are interested and willing to get sober.

Scholarship funds will provide for treatment at The Plymouth House followed by a one month stay at a sober living home as recommended by the Plymouth House.

Scholarship funds will generally be provided to individuals living within the Greater Lowell area including Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, North Andover, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington.

Special consideration will be given to family members participating in the Learn to Cope support network.
All donations are tax deductible.

To learn more, please visit:
Zack's Team Foundation Recovery Scholarship
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We are thrilled to announce the opening of Zack’s House in Lowell, Ma! This labor of love will assist up to 10 young men seeking to break the cycle of substance use disorder. Zack’s Team is partnering with the Lowell House who is providing recovery and clinical support services. Zack’s House will be a very structured sober living environment that will provide our residents with the life skills they need to transition into a very successful and purposeful life.
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As we begin a new year, we reflect on the prior year and look forward to a new year of hope, and we remember.

We remember our beloved Zachary and the thousands lost to this devastating epidemic. We remember how many of you have touched our lives during this difficult journey of grief. And on this journey, we have found strength, courage, support and generosity. Despite or perhaps, in spite, of these tragic losses, hope has emerged and directs us to continue to advocate for, assist and remember the individuals, families and communities affected by this public health crisis.

And so, we invite each of you to take a moment to reflect and remember as we enter this new year of hope. Zack’s Team is poised and ready to launch a more significant effort to stop this disease by bringing hope to the hopeless and restoring our families and our communities.

Together, we can and will do this. In this new year of hope, please consider donating, attending an event and joining us to end the stigma, bring awareness and give the gift of life to someone’s grandson, granddaughter, father, mother, son, daughter, nephew, niece, cousin or friend affected by the disease of addiction.

Together, the possibilities are endless.
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Since the beginning of 2015 we have sent 15 individuals through The Plymouth House program and all have continued on to sober living facilities! It is truly remarkable to see these individuals develop. None of this is possible without YOU! We are deeply grateful for all your help.
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Zack's Team Scholarships are officially up and running! If you or someone you know struggles with drug addiction and wants help please visit our link! There is a short application process and if you qualify we will be in touch quickly to get you the help you need!

http://www.thefamilyrestored.org/zacks-team-foundation-recovery-scholarship/

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Taylor Gys
54 months ago

I want to express my deepest appreciation for your generosity in support of Links fore Recovery Golf Tournament in memory of our beloved Zachary. Your personal commitment is incredibly helpful and will allow us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us, but even more to those struggling with drug use disorder. Thank you from all of us.

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Catherine & Raymond Clough
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In loving memory of David Donovan. Gone too soon, leaving a hole that can never be filled in the hearts of so many. May he rest in peace.

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Taylor Gys
54 months ago

I want to express my deepest appreciation for your generosity in support of Links fore Recovery Golf Tournament in memory of our beloved Zachary. Your personal commitment is incredibly helpful and will allow us to reach our goal. Your assistance means so much to us, but even more to those struggling with drug use disorder. Thank you from all of us.

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