With all the recent hype surrounding the new Superman vs. Batman thriller, it’s easy these days to find a fan dressed up as their favorite superhero.
But if you see an 8-year-old boy from New Haven, Michigan dressed up as Superman, watch out! Because this young man is taking the status of superhero to the next level!
Ewan Drum, better known as Super Ewan, might not have the flight power or unlimited strength of your favorite comic book hero. But he makes due with what he has by helping feed the homeless population of Detroit.
On the fourth Saturday of every month, Super Ewan and his family help between 80 to 125 homeless people, volunteering to distribute food and clothing to the less fortunate. They also provide food and other necessities to low income families that need assistance throughout the month.
At only 7 years old, young Ewan started noticing the homeless people on the streets and exit ramps of Detroit. Eager to do something, Ewan he asked his parents, Angela and James, if he could dress up as a superhero when he was a teenager and go out to help them.
Super Ewan’s parents grew up in families that fell below the poverty line. When they were young, they often depended on others to help them through difficult times. So without hesitation, Angela and James agreed that Ewan didn’t have to wait until he was a teen to make a difference.
That’s when together, the family founded Super Ewan, Inc. – a nonprofit program dedicated to helping the enriching the lives of those less fortunate.
As part of the program, Super Ewan and his family pack bag lunches, complete with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit snacks, cookies, vegetables, fruit, and water. They distribute these items once every month at Roosevelt Park in Detroit.
“When I do it, and I see that other people have a smile on their faces, it makes me really happy,” explain Ewan.
Here is a short video of Super Ewan that was made for the 2015 White House Student Film Festival.