What Does it Mean to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes?

Author Daniel Pink said, “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” What does it mean to walk in someone else’s shoes? We often use this expression

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Day of Caring to Launch United Way Campaign

Tomorrow, approximately 290 community-minded volunteers will come together for United Way of Whitley County’s Day of Caring. Twenty-four different projects will be tackled Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Columbia City, South Whitley and Churubusco. The day will officially mark the start of the nonprofit’s annual fundraising campaign. Funds raised will then be awarded in 2016 through a

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Could You Survive a Month in Poverty?

48.7 million Americans, 19.9% of whom are children under the age of 18, live in poverty every day. Many more have incomes above the poverty line, but their incomes are still low enough that they can’t afford basic needs like food, decent housing, or quality child care. It is difficult for those of us who have

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Campaign Co-chairs Offer “United” Front to Raise Support

It’s a match made in hopes for a strong financial finish. David Smith and Shawn Ellis are co-chairs for the United Way of Whitley County’s 2015 annual fundraising campaign. “We are excited to have both David and Shawn leading our campaign this year,” said United Way of Whitley County Executive Director Cindy Baker. “They both

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