Saturday, August 25, 2012

What is Project Z?

Our beloved friend Jason, "Mr. Z" to so many, left this world a better place both in life and in passing. Always doing for others, he inspired all of us to love one another, try harder, and have fun while doing it. Jason knew how to put a smile on someone's face, brighten their day, and make things better - many times without even showing his face. A surprise of home-baked goodies on the doorstep, a sticky note on a desk, or a freshly scraped windshield on a snowy day were just some of the things Jason did for those around him. Some surprises were big, others were little, but they all made a difference. Leaving each person a little better and a little happier than they were before he came was a way of life for Jason. A superb teacher, gifted photographer, eloquent writer, loving family member and fiercely loyal friend were just some of the roles Mr. Z filled on a daily basis.

Though our lives are a little more cloudy since he left us on August 11, 2012, his shining examples live on. We want to continue to share those life lessons - no matter their size - with each other and the world. We want to pay it forward, to go on sprinkling a little bit of Mr. Z's contagious enthusiasm wherever we can. 

Please read our "get started" page to learn more about how you can contribute to Project Z. Check out the ice cream fund page too! Come back and if you want, share your good deeds here. Let's see how much we can accomplish by Jason's birthday, September 9th. We want to see just how far we can spread his love around the world. He touched our lives for the better, and we want to continue his legacy.


  1. Thank you for this beautiful idea. I have no doubt that Jason is smiling as he sees this...

  2. we had a fabulous idea and helped some friends have FUN!!! its what Mr. Z would have wanted!!! he was all about fun and everyone should get to have fun, everyday, in some small way.

  3. everyone should be able to have FUN! Mr. Z wanted it that way!

  4. in memory on September 9th even though I was ill I got up early and delivered treats to some deserving neighbors.