Must See Movie: Little Red Wagon

Volunteering has always been important to me, but since I’ve had children, I love seeing how volunteering and helping others is important to them. Watching a child learn and grow and take a real interest in helping other people is a really awesome experience. It’s one of those moments – like when your child says a prayer in his own words – that brings tear to your eyes and warms your heart. The second best experience is watching another child making a difference, and that’s exactly what you will find in Little Red Wagon.

Warning: this trailer will likely bring tears to your eyes! I will confess, I totally cried when I watched it!


Little Red Wagon is an inspiring story about a 7-year old boy named Zach Bonner who heard about the kids without water and other supplies after Hurricane Charley in 2004. Using his red wagon, he started collecting bottled water and other items for the kids affected by the hurricane. The next year, he formed the non-profit Little Red Wagon  to help underprivileged kids, and his good works are still continuing. This movie tells his story, and here’s the official blurb:

When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking across the country, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation.

The movie was a hit at last year’s Heartland Film Festival, and this year it won the “Truly Inspiring Movie Award” – and now it’s your chance to see the movie! Screenwriter Patrick Sheane Duncan (from Mr. Holland’s Opus) and director (and Indiana native!) David Anspaugh who also directed Rudy and Hoosiers worked together with Philanthropy Project to create this movie about Zach Bonner’s life. It’s definitely a must-see movie! If you’re in Indianapolis, head on over to AMC 17 to catch Little Red Wagon!

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Joanna is a stay-at-home mother of 2 young boys. She enjoys reading, writing, cooking, socializing, and constantly struggles to find new and better ways to manage the home.
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  • Nicole

    I couldn’t watch the
    trailer. I don’t want to cry this morning. But the story and movie sound