Imagine an organization that completes one act of kindness every day of the year. That's exactly what 365Z was established for over a decade ago following a tragedy. The Ford family and their friends are turning a their personal tragedy into triumph.
Zachary Ford took his own life at age 20. In the days and weeks following his passing, his family heard stories about how Zach, through his own acts of kindness, had made a positive, lasting impact on the lives of so many others.
Sometime after Zach’s death, his mother, Rosemary, was invited to be a guest lecturer at Quinsigamond Community College for a course entitled Death and Dying and its Effect on Families. In response to a student inquiring as to how she copes with Zach’s death day to day, Mrs. Ford replied that “in memory of my son I perform an act of kindness every day”. Rosemary then added that through her commitment to perform acts of kindness every day at the end of a year she will have performed 365 acts of kindness, thereby remembering and honoring her son’s life.
Zach's Dad Paul was my religion teacher at Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA. He joined me to discuss 365Z. Click the podcast below to hear how people can overcome devastation and build a better life for others.
George and Debbie Smalanskas have donated an incredible Harley Davidson motorcycle to 365Z for a raffle to help fund their work. The info on the raffle is below.
*RAFFLE 2013 Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy - Black - $100/TICKET - ONLY 225 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD - Only 1930 Miles!!! - Chrome Front Forks - Polished 17" Solid Disc Alloy Front Wheel - Single Chrome Headlight - 103 CID (1687cc) Fuel Injected V-Twin Motor - Chrome Dual Exhaust * 6 Speed Manual Transmission - Black Leather 2-UP Saddle With Backrest - Leather Saddle Bags * APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000 - The motorcycle will be available for viewing Saturday, May 1st, 2021 at Compass Tavern, 90 Harding Street, Worcester, MA 01604, 2:00 - 6:00pm. To buy tickets, Venmo: @Foundation365Z email: 365Zfoundation@gmail.com Call: Ingrid: 508-843-4211 Paul: 508-887-0960 Rosemary: 508-612-8893
*The 365Z Foundation will pay the $5000 Federal Withholding Tax. Winner is responsible for all other fees including, but not limited to, registration, title, and license plate. This raffle is not associated with iHeartMedia and it is described here for informational purposes only.