Zach Bonner

By: Ruben Moiza

Early Life

Zach was born on November 17,1997 in Searcy, located in Arkansas in the United States. He grew up along his mother and his older sister after loosing his father to a motorcycle accident. His mother's name is Laurie and his sister's is Kelley. Zach's hobbies are playing baseball, tennis and riding bikes. Zach hopes to attend Harvard University and then Yale Law school to become a prosecutor. Zach has also thought of specializing in family law. Zach likes to help people who need the help.

"Zach Bonner represents everything that is good in the American character... the best of vision, of courage, of perseverance.

"These kids don't have a home, they don't have a safe place to sleep at night. They're out on the streets not because they want to be, but because its out of their control." - Zach Bonner


Zach Bonner is the founder of the non-profit charity the Little Red Wagon Foundation. At only seven years old Zach found the organization to aid the 1.3 million homeless children in the U.S. Zach has walked thousands of miles to raise money for homeless children. Zach has done a three stage walk to help the homeless children. In 2007, Zach walked 280 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee, Fl. Then in 2008, he walked 250 miles from Tallahassee to Atlanta, Georgia. Lastly, to complete the 3 stage walk he walked 668 miles from Atlanta to Washington D.C. That was the completion of his project "My House to the White House." Then in 2010 he started the project "March Across America." From March to September, he walked 2,488 miles from Tampa to L.A. Zach also raised food and awareness for homeless children by living in an 8 by 8 feet box outside a mall. Zach's goal is to help all the homeless children in America. Zach has changed the life of many homeless children by raising awareness to the homeless children, and donating school supplies, food, toys and toiletries. Zach has been recognized by manny. A docudrama about Zach's philanthropic work was released in 2012. Bonner received the Presidential Service award in 2006.


What's a hero? A hero is a person who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage or self-sacrifice.

Zach is a perfect example of a person who is a hero because he displays qualities (bravery, courage, and strength). He help homeless children who are not homeless by choice but because its out of their control. He has pretty much risked his health to help the children, his legs could have just simply gave out on him but he has courage to keep on helping people. He just simply loves helping people.

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