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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!
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
Advise Magazine featured an article Chase wrote about his involvement in National Honor Society and his service.
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!
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
Drew Barrymore highlights Zach's Planet as a good cause to support!
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.
ACTION FOR NATURE ECO HERO- ZACH HARTMAN
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.
TWO SWIMMERS COLLECT RECORD BOOKS
World of West Chase magazine covered the book drive at West Chase Pipeline swim team where they collected 1300 books
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.
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.
KINDNESS MATTERS - WOMAN'S DAY MAGAZINE
JUNE / JULY 2018
Zach's story was featured in Woman's Day magazine!
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.
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.
FARNELL STUDENTS WIN ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
World of West Chase magazine highlights the President's Environmental Youth Award received from the EPA.
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.
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.
AUGUST 3, 2017
Chase was interviewed on the Great 38 morning show for winning the Florida's Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
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.
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 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!
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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