Ethan’s Purpose, Inc.

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Ethan’s Purpose Inc.
Today’s Date: * Thursday, February 13, 2020
Organization’s website http://www.ethanspurpose.org
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 83-2607739
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2018
Address * 1787 Coachtrail Drive
Hebron, KY 41048
United States
County * Boone County
Your Name * Deborah Zegarra
Your Title * Founding member/Executive Director
Your email address * debbie@ethanspurpose.org
Your Phone Number (859) 750-5095
Executive Director’s Name * Deborah Zegarra
Executive Director’s email address * debbie@ethanspurpose.org
What is the mission of your organization? Ethan’s Purpose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and suicide prevention by supporting those in need by providing access to services that help them. This school year we are providing small group counseling in three schools for over 140 students. The topics covered include anxiety, grief, stress and depression. We would like to expand our reach and help more schools and students next year.

Debbie Zegarra, the Executive Director of Ethan’s Purpose, also speaks at various events each year to share Ethan’s story, encourage good mental health and provide education about suicide prevention.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (5) Education

·       (8) Health

·       (10) Life Skills

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? We feel that there is currently a stigma attached to good mental health and suicide prevention and that needs to end. We need to educate the community that it is okay to “not be okay” and to ask for help. The more we can teach people to reach out for help and the signs to look for in others, the better chance we have at helping people who are in crisis. The way to do this is to continue the conversation publicly and remove the stigma about good mental health.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. www.ethanspurpose.org

We host three main fundraisers each year: A 3 on 3 basketball tournament, a 5k race and a Crafting for a Cause event. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to be involved with our organization and we would welcome anyone who wants to support us!

Volunteer coordinator Christie McDonald
Volunteer coordinator’s email address christie.mcdonald@bellevue.kyschools.us
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (859) 991-7904