Saturday, May 9, 2009

From My House to the White House

Most 11 year olds don't know too much about charity and social awareness, but Zach Bonner is not a typical pre-teen. Bonner is walking from his home in Florida all the way to Washington, D.C., to raise money and awareness about the plight of homeless children in America. He's already walked from Tallahassee to Atlanta and on Monday will enter the final leg from Atlanta to D.C.

In 2004, Zach walked around his neighborhood collecting perishable donations for victims of Hurricane Charley in his red wagon. He ended up collecting nearly 30 pick-up trucks full of items and afterward began his own registered nonprofit, Little Red Wagon Foundation, Inc.

For his efforts in 2004, he was able to meet former President George W. Bush, and is hoping to meet with President, Obama and urge him to take more action in alleviating homelessness amongst children in the U.S.

To see where Zach Bonner is during his journey to D.C., follow him at


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