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KIDS MAKE TOYS FOR SHELTER PETS

FEBRUARY 1, 2022

Fox 13 News in Tampa covers Zach leading the NEHS Chapter in an activity to upcycle used stuffed animals into pet toys!

TEENAGE BOOKWORM SHARES PASSION FOR READING WITH THOUSANDS OF UNDERPRIVELEGED CHILDREN

JANUARY 27, 2022

Fox 13 News in Tampa covers a book delivery of thousands of new and used books for Wimauma Elementary School.

NEHS MEMBERS ARE SEW COOL!

January 25, 2022

Bryant Elementary 5th grade NEHS members are taking part in a very special community service project - working with Zach's Planet Project to make toys for pets at Humane Society of Tampa Bay!

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ZACH RECEIVED DAILY POINTS OF LIGHT

JANUARY 10, 2022

Zach is recognized by the points of Light Foundation as the Point of Light #7202, as the national volunteer of the day!

SERVICE MINDED AND MOTIVATED: MY JOURNEY THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM

DECEMBER 2021

Advise Magazine featured an article Chase wrote about his involvement in National Honor Society and his service.

4 STUDENT LED INITIATIVES YOU SHOULD BE KEEPING UP WITH!

August 2021

The Teen Magazine highlights the efforts of read.repeat. as a national force!

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CHASE RECEIVED THE CARSON SCHOLARSHIP

APRIL 22, 2021

Chase was awarded the Carson Scholarship for his academic achievements and community service.

DREW REUNITES WITH INSPIRING PAST DO-GOODERS

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Drew Barrymore has Zach back on the show to update everyone on his hard work!

DREW BARRYMORE CELEBRATED 11 YEAR OLD ZACH HARTMAN

OCTOBER 1, 2020

Zach was a guest on the Drew Barrymore where she highlighted his volunteer efforts and donated $5000 to his project.

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11 YEAR OLD WANTS YOU TO THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU THROW SOMETHING OUT

OCTOBER 26, 2020

Zach was invited on The Doctors TV Show and awarded Environmental Crusader of the Year!

DREW'S CAUSE CORNER

OCTOBER 2020

Drew Barrymore highlights Zach's Planet as a good cause to support!

DREW BARRYMORE REWARDS TAMPA KID FOR HIS GOOD DEEDS

OCTOBER 2, 2020

Tampa Bay Times covered Zach and his appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show.

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SOMETHING GOOD

OCTOBER 1, 2020

Zach's story of appearing on the Drew Barrymore Show was featured on WFLA in the Something Good segment.

TAMPA YOUTHS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

Zach was feautured on WUSF Public Media for his work on the environment and recent award.

LOCAL 11 YEAR OLD REDUCES WASTE

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Zach was featured on WFLA for his efforts to save the planet and his recent award.

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ACTION FOR NATURE ECO HERO- ZACH HARTMAN

AUGUST 2020

Zach received Honorable mention in the Action for nature eco Heroes Awards!

CHASE -DAILY POINTS OF LIGHT

JUNE 23, 2020

Chase was recognized as the Daily Points of Light recipient #6804 by the Points of Light Foundation recognizing his dedication to community service.

ZACH WINS PRESIDENT'S ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARD

APRIL 23, 2020

Zach was awarded the President's Environmental Youth Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for Region 4 and was one of 4 elementary projects in the nation.

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TWO SWIMMERS COLLECT RECORD  BOOKS

FEBRUARY 2020

World of West Chase magazine covered the book drive at West Chase Pipeline swim team where they collected 1300 books

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HCPS HIGHLIGHTS READ.REPEAT.

DECEMBER 22, 2019

read.repeat. teamed up with Hillsborough County Public Schools and has impacted the lives of more than 35,000 students.

CHASE HARTMAN HONORED AS LIGHTNING COMMUNITY HERO OF TOMORROW

OCTOBER 19, 2019

Chase was awarded a $25,000 scholarship and $25,000grant to purchase dual language books for Hillsborough County Schools from the Lightning Hockey Team and named a Lightning Community Hero of Tomorrow.

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BAY AREA TEENS DONATE BOOKS TO KIDS OVER SUMMER BREAK

MAY 29, 2019

Bay News 9 covered the book distribution at Cleveland elementary School supplying more than 4000 books to the students.

READ REPEAT RECEIVED A GRANT FROM KARMA FOR CARA

JUNE 13, 2019

Karma for Cara awarded read.repeat. a grant for $1000 to purchase books-with-diversity for Cleveland Elementary School.

READ.REPEAT. IN WOMAN'S DAY MAGAZINE

July 12, 2018

Woman's Day Magazine highlights read.repeat.

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KINDNESS MATTERS - WOMAN'S DAY MAGAZINE

JUNE / JULY 2018

Zach's story was featured in Woman's Day magazine!

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READING PROGRAM GETS A BOOST FROM THE TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

JUNE 20, 2018

read.repeat. was covered on Fox 13 News for receiving a $25,000 grant from the Lightning Hockey's Foundation.

CHASE WINS YOUTH EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MAY 27, 2018

Hillsborough County Commissioners award Chase the Youth Excellence and Achievement Award for Community Service.

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CHAMPION OF SERVICE AWARD

MARCH 27, 2018

read.repeat. received the Volunteer Florida's Champion of Service Award from Gov. Rick Scott.

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TWEETS READ.REPEAT.

MARCH 7, 2018

Governor Rick Scott tweets read.repeat. after awarding them the Champion of Service Award.

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FARNELL STUDENTS WIN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

MARCH 2018

World of West Chase magazine highlights the President's Environmental Youth Award received from the EPA.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SAVE 38,000 BOOKS FROM LANDFILLS

OCTOBER 27, 2017

ABC News features read.repeat.'s work  on the environment and the EPA Award.

FARNELL STUDENTS' CHARITY FINDS NEW HOMES FOR BOOKS

OCTOBER 25, 2017

Hillsborough County Public Schools features the EPA Award and the work read.repeat. does within the public school system.

CHAS INTERVIEWED ON THE MORNING BLEND, ON ABC ACTION NEWS

AUGUST 15, 2017

Chase was a guest on the Morning Blend on ABC Action News for winning the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

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TOP TEEN VOLUNTEERS

AUGUST 10, 2017

Chase interviewed on NBC's Daytime for his service and winning the Florida's Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

GREAT 38

AUGUST 3, 2017

Chase was interviewed on the Great 38 morning show for winning the Florida's Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

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BIG BOOK DONATION TOSCHOOL IN NEED

AUGUST 3, 2017

ABC ACTION NEWS covered the book delivery to Sheehy Elementary School, which lost their classroom libraries to a flood.

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READ.REPEAT. DUO MAKES ANOTHER HUGE DONATION

AUGUST 2, 2017

FOX 13 NEWS covers the book delivery to Sheehy Elementary School.

EPA HONORS TAMPA STUDENTS

JUNE 8, 2017

Chase and Vance win the President's Environmental Youth Award from the EPA.

FRIENDS DONATE 30,000 BOOKS

MAY 24, 2017

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STUDENTS HONORED IN CEREMONY WITH MICHAEL PHELPS

MAY 8, 2017

Business Insider reported Chase received the Florida's Prudential Spirit of Community Awarfrom Michael Phelps.

TAMPA YOUTH RECOGNIZED AS FLORIDA'S TOP VOLUNTEER

APRIL 30, 2017

Chase was interviewed on ABC's Morning Show about being recognized as Florida's Prudential Spirit of Community honoree.

KIDPRENEURS AID LIBRARY, SCHOOL

MARCH 14, 2017

Suncoast News highlights a library delivery and school donation.

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KIDPRENEURS DONATE 25,000 BOOKS

FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Oldsmar Connect features a story about the book deliveries in Pinellas County.

FOX 13 NEWS INTERVIEW

OCTOBER 1, 2016

Interviewed on Fox 13 News!

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THE GIFT OF BOOKS

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

The Tampa Bay times features an article on the delivery to Woodbridge elementary School.

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STUDENTS HELP PEERS READ, REPEAT

SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

FOX 13 NEWS covers the first book delivery at Robles Elementary School.

TWO FIFTH GRADERS SHARE THEIR LOVE OF READING

SPETEMBER 26, 2016

BAY NEWS 9 covered the first book delivery at Robles Elementary School.

FRIENDS COLLECT AND DONATE HUNDREDS OF BOOKS

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Bobby Lewis from WTSP CBS Covers the first book delivery to Robles Elementary School.

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