Little Red Wagon
My children have never been to a movie theater.
But we have watched movies and eaten popcorn while we watched a movie on the big screen TV and snuggled on the couches the previous homeowner left (mainly because they were too big to remove from the house when he sold it to us).
Little Red Wagon was no exception.
However, Little Red Wagon hit close to home. The main character, Zach, was 8 years old when he “made a difference.”
Asher is eight.
Asher has a dream of selling my sprouted grain and raking enough leaves to support himself on a mission trip.
This movie is true. It happened in real life. This wasn’t a cartoon on Netflix.
Weather happens. People with needs are everywhere.
And Zach made a difference. He impacted his world and continues to do so.
What is the Little Red Wagon About?
Zach is only 14 years old. When Hurricane Charley devastated Florida a few years back, then eight-year old Zach went around his neighborhood with his Little Red Wagon collecting food for all the families who now found themselves homeless.
He decided he needed to do more and fought the hurdles of government bureaucracy to be the youngest person to create a non-profit organization and be awarded by President Bush.
Zach now travels around the country visiting schools and showing students how to put together “Zach packs” or bag packs filled with essentials we take for granted (food, socks, toothbrushes, combs, band-aids). He then donates the bags to homeless kids and their families.
I enjoyed Little Red Wagon. While there were some words and actions/attitudes I had to discuss with my young audience, the movie footage provided useful fodder to have teachable moments.
While I would like to shelter my children from all sin, that is simply unrealistic.
And the truth? The words and actions displayed in Little Red Wagon . . . occur in our house. They just look uglier on screen.
See the Movie This Weekend
Little Red Wagon opened at the Heartland Film Festival. But the public can see it Friday (tomorrow), October 19th, 2012 locally, as in HERE in Indianapolis. Catch the show at AMC Indianapolis 17. Please refer to the website for times and ticket prices.
I encourage you to check out Zach’s website. It is pretty inspiring.
Thank you Grace Hill Media for providing a GREAT movie for the boys and I to watch while the Engineer studied this past weekend. I appreciate the quality entertainment you often direct me towards. I was provided Little Red Wagon in exchange for a shout out on my blog about the local showing of Little Red Wagon.
I hope you all can go see it!