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Dr. Susan Cutler Egbert Featured as Expert on Caring for Those in the Child Welfare System
December 2017

Caring means having intimate and human connection with others. And it can be expressed in multiple ways — from helping an elderly person cross the street to fighting a house fire. But certain parts of America put this into practice more than others.

As a whole, Americans have shown their care through charitable giving more and more. According to Giving USA, Americans donated over $390 billion in 2016, up 2.7% from the previous year. But even if you can’t afford to give away your income, there are plenty of other ways to show kindness to others.

In order to identify the areas that care the most, WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities across 36 key indicators of a compassionate spirit. Our data set ranges from share of sheltered homeless persons to number of volunteering hours per capita to share of income donated to charity. Continue reading below for the complete ranking, expert commentary and a full description of our methodology.

To read Dr. Egbert's interview, please see the original article here.

November 2017
The Social Work Student Association Provided 101 Thanksgiving Dinners to Local Families

SWSA Students came together to provide 101 local families with Thanksgiving dinner

For the twelfth year in a row, the Social Work Student Association, known also as SWSA, has provided families in need with Thanksgiving dinner.  In 2017, they did it in a BIG way providing 16 more dinners than the previous year and more than ever before as collected donations were able to provide for 101 needy families in Cache County, Utah.  These families were identified through local non-profit organizations The Family Place and CAPSA.

Donations were collected from students and others in the community throughout November.  On Monday, November 20th, 40-45 students came together at a local church with the donations that were received to assemble the Thanksgiving dinners.  In addtion to the students, clients from Common Ground Outdoor Adventures were invited to make cards to go with each of the Thanksgiving Dinner packages.  We're proud of our Social Work Aggies and the meaningful ways in which they coontinue to positively impact our community.