Starting off the Giving Tuesday Spark Mini Series, today Ethan Hill joins us to share what his project is for the 2022 GivingTuesday Season.
Ethan David Hill was born in August of 2010 to David Jr. and Ebony Hill. He is the awesome big brother to his little brother, Skyler Hill.
He is a 7th grade student at The Altamont School. He has obtained numerous academic honors. He participates in concert and jazz bands playing the trumpet. When he is not in school, Ethan is a competitive golfer in the PGAjr and US Kids leagues. Additionally, Ethan also serves on the media ministry at Revelation Church Ministries where he primarily operates and trains others on lighting and visuals.
Ethan is a firm believer that if you see a problem, you find a way to fix it. To that resolve, in the winter of 2016, Ethan took notice of a homeless gentleman on his way to school and wanted to know how he could personally assist him. He took his Christmas money that year and purchased survival supplies for the homeless gentleman and other homeless individuals in the area. His passion for assisting those who are less fortunate and without basic necessities sparked him to form his nonprofit organization, Ethan’s Heart Bags4Blessings. Ethan’s Heart provides services to address the immediate needs of the homeless and those at-risk of homelessness to deescalate the severity of malnutrition, ill-health, and death, while connecting them to services which lead to stable housing and helping to prepare them for independence.
Since 2016, Ethan has distributed over 2,800 care packages and sleeping bags. He has also provided other aid for those in need and partners with other agencies in the community to bridge services and to partner on several initiatives. He has been seen on Nickelodeon, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured in international and local news features. Ethan can also been heard on several podcast and radio shows. He has articles in Time Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, The Outdoor Magazine, The Reckon South Newsletter, and other printed mediums.
In 2021, Ethan had the wonderful opportunity to be selected as a 2021 Time Kid of the Year Top 20 Finalist, 2021 Minority Business Award Winner for Academic Leader, United Way Hands on Ignite Award Winner, City of Birmingham District 1 Super Citizen Award Recipient, and as earned several other honors.
Ethan believes that his calling from God is to be a servant leader for those in need.