Zachary Bonner was born in Searcy,
Arkansas on November 17, 1997 but
now calls Tampa, Florida his home.
He is home schooled under the
Florida Virtual School program and
is in the 8th grade. Zachary started
doing community service in 2004
after Hurricane Charlie hit Florida.
In 2005 he formed the Little Red
Wagon Foundation, a non profit
organization designed to help
underpriviledged kids with a focus
on homeless youth. Zach believes
we all have the ability to make a
change in this world if we just try.
Zach has made and distributed over 6000 backpacks across the country
to homeless youth full of food, personal hygiene kits and other supplies.
Zach also includes a candy pack and small toy in each backpack to
show the kids he is helping that he cares about their kid needs as well
as their basic needs. (Valued at over $30 per backpack)- The Little Red
Wagon Foundation Inc has hosted Holiday parties for homeless youth,
victims of natural disasters, unwed mothers (under 21), emergency
foster care kids, domestic violence shelters and others since 2006.
Serving over 4800 kids and their families, over 56 pallets of school
supplies and over 2400 backpacks full of supplies have been distributed
internationally. 2000 plus books have been distributed to title 1 schools,
students, migrant farmers and programs that serve them. An additional
450 books have been distributed to homeless youth and foster kids.
New sporting equipment has been donated to programs serving
homeless youth and foster kids affected by natural disasters. Zach has
hosted 23 parties for homelss youth at Build A Bear, Chuck E Cheese,
Six Flags Amusement Parks, Putt
Putt and other venues to offer kids in
shelters an opportunity to escape
and just be a kid for a day. Zach,
along with voluteers in the Tampa
Bay area organize 24 hour events to
raise funds, awareness and supplies
for homeless youth. This activity is
lead by kids all under the age of 21
and has been on going for 5 years
now. Zach has walked over 4263
miles to raise awareness to the
plight of homeless youth. Walking
from Tampa to Tallahassee,
Tallahassee to Atlanta, Atlanto to
Washington DC and finally the
Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Zach and the Little Red wagon
Foundation Inc. have done countless
other smaller projects all in an effort
to help underpriviledged kids in any