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Film Viewing & Panel Discussion


January 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM EST


Chesterton House – Residence

Little Red Wagon is about a boy’s concern for those who lost everything after hurricane Charley tore through Florida in 2007. With nothing more than a blazing spirit of philanthropy and his beat-up red wagon, Zach Bonner sets out to help homeless children in Florida and then America. In the process, he sweeps his fractured family – and ultimately the entire country – along with him. Little Red Wagon was directed by David Anspaugh, the director Hoosiers and Rudy, and produced by Cornell alums, Michael and Laurel Guillen.

After the film, we will host a short panel discussion/ Q&A session featuring:

  • Zach Bonner!
  • Michael Guillen, the film’s producer
  • Mike Foster, director of the Ithaca Rescue Mission’s homeless shelter
  • Carmen Guidi, Second Wind Cottages


BRING CLOTHES: The Ithaca Rescue Mission will be accepting CLOTHING DONATIONS of hats, socks, gloves, and toiletries at this event.

BAKESALE: also to benefit Ithaca Rescue Mission.

DVDs will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Little Red Wagon Foundation established by Zach Bonner.

PARKING: The nearest parking can be found in the parking garage next to Schoellkopf Field. View map.

Chesterton House is very pleased to be co-sponsoring our first event with The Rescue Mission Alliance.  Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, the Alliance is a 127-year-old human service organization serving hungry and homeless individuals and families in Central New York and the Southern Tier. The faith-based organization currently offers programs in four communities: Syracuse, Binghamton, Auburn and Ithaca. The services provided include emergency shelter, meal programs, food pantries, case management, workforce development, permanent supportive housing, and spiritual care. The individuals served by the Rescue Mission come from many different situations including drug addiction, job loss, mental illness and domestic violence. Each client is assessed and has their unique needs addressed, so that they may set goals, achieve them, regain their independence and become contributing members of the community. 


Thank you to all our co-sponsors:

Primary Co-sponsors:

  • Ithaca Rescue Mission
  • Bethel Grove Bible Church
  • New Life Presbyterian Church

Additional Co-sponsors:

  • Young Life Tompkins County
  • Center for Transformative Action
  • Covenant Love Community Church
  • Cornell United Religious Work
  • Bread of Life Anglican Church
  • Campus on a Hill
  • Vineyard Church of Ithaca
  • Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Ellis Hollow/Belle Sherman Christian Women’s Book Club
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • First Ithaca Chinese Christian Church
  • Episcopal Church at Cornell


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