is one of the first and one of the most inspiring kids that we have profiled on IMK
passion is the homeless and he
has been giving to those in need since he
was only 6.
In 2004, Hurricane Charley struck near his
home in Tampa, Florida.
collected 27 pickup trucks full of water in a little red wagon.
donated it to aid those who were displaced by the hurricane.
Then Zach created the Little Red Wagon Foundation to focus on helping homeless kids.
There are 1.3 million homeless kids who live in the United States.
"These kids don't have a home, they don't have a safe place to sleep at night," said Zach
has led many incredible activities in his
campaign for homeless children.
In 2010, he
boldest effort yet.
walked across the USA, nearly 2,500 miles, from Tampa to Los Angeles.
did it all to raise funds for homeless kids.
said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Most people don't walk a thousand miles, or 2,500, but what it really means is that we all need to take that first step to get something big done.
If I've helped even one homeless child, I hope I've accomplished that."
Most recently, in 2013, Zach
lived outside in a box with only a sleeping bag and cardboard for 7 straight days to raise awareness for homelessness.
received over 6,000 cans of donated food that he
delivered to local homeless shelters.
This video tells the story of Zach
cross country trip.
You can learn all about Zach
by visiting his
Check out other IMK articles and videos about the homeless.
Topics for Discussion:
What do you think it would be like to be homeless?
What is most unique about Zach?
Why does he
do what he
What character traits does Zach exhibit?
Learn what you can do to help Zach
efforts at the Little Red Wagon Foundation
Check out the Stand Up for Kids website, which Zach
works with, to find out ways you can help homeless kids!