To understand the Z-Cares Foundation, it's crucial to know the significance of the 'Z' in Z-Cares. Established in memory of Zachary Nimmo, the foundation was created by the Nimmo Family—Zachary's parents, sister Samantha, and their extended family and friends. This initiative emerged in response to the overwhelming love for Zachary during and after his life. Z-Cares is a nonprofit foundation with a singular mission: to foster a world filled with hope.
Zachary, a vibrant individual, was not just a son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, teammate, but, above all, a friend. Universally loved, he consistently prioritized others' needs over his own. Zachary courageously stood against bullies, supported fallen opponents on the sports field, and found joy in teasing his sister. He was a 'Hybrid' in the eyes of his friends—excelling in sports like lacrosse and soccer, while embracing his inner 'geek' with a love for fishing, gaming, and comics. Zachary's life serves as a lesson for us all.
In tribute to Zachary, the Z-Cares Foundation aims to initiate and sustain conversations about youth mental health. Encouraging open dialogue, the foundation advocates for sharing feelings and concerns. If you sense negativity or witness a friend grappling with anxiety, the message is clear: speak up. The foundation emphasizes the collective responsibility we share, reinforcing the idea that no one fights alone and there is always hope. In unity, the call is made: Let's talk about it!
Full Length Indie Film
In this full length independent documentary, we follow four youth struggling with mental health as they change their journey from a sense of despair to find their pathway to hope
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Guided Short Indie Films
An inspirational short story and conversation series featuring real youth sharing real stories of how finding their pathway to hope was possible despite the emotional challenges they faced.
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