Ethan Timothy Hungerford Action Network (E.T.H.A.N.) is a nonprofit charity organization whose purpose is to celebrate children by providing educational resources and materials to selected ETHAN recipients: community recreational resources and activities: and health initiatives.
The nonprofit charity was founded following the death of Ethan Hungerford after he underwent a bone marrow transplant to fight a SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency) in 2004. Ethan was a first grader in the East Marshall School District when he passed away.
The E.T.H.A.N. nonprofit charity continues to raise money throughout the Marshall County region through its golf tournament in May and its Ethan's Tractor Run/Walk 5k in August. It's through the active supporters and participants of the E.T.H.A.N. foundation that allows for the program to continue charitable works in the loving memory of Ethan Hungerford.
The Hungerford Family presented photography equipment to the West Marshall Art Program.
The West Marshall Art Program is one of their most recent recipients and has readily accepted the donation of a Nikon DSLR camera, backdrops and lighting equipment in honor of the late Ethan Hungerford and the E.T.H.A.N. foundation. Sogge is using the donation as a way to "pay forward" to art students seeking futures in the visual arts by creating electronic portfolios of students' artworks. The professionally photographed portfolios are sent to organizations and colleges offering scholarship opportunities.
Also this year the art program was able to use the E.T.H.A.N. donation to photograph the Vans Custom Culture tennis shoes. The talented designs create by the high school art students and the professionalism of the digital presentation landed the West Marshall art program into the semi-finals of the Vans Competition. Opportunities such as these will continue because of the generosity of the Hungerford Family.
Sogge and her art students thanked the Hungerfords with a unique donation of their own. Individually created art pieces of trains and tractors were presented to the family as a means of saying thank you for their generous and thoughtful donation.
If you are motivated to assist/participate in the E.T.H.A.N. nonprofit charity cause please fell free to contact the organization at 515-720-9335, 641-750-2626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.