Go Empathy is founded by me, Lori Barnum. I’m a middle school teacher of over 18 years and I’ve found empathy and compassion disappearing among my students. I created Go Empathy to be a crowd sourcing website dedicated to providing a full circle giving opportunity that allows participants to involve themselves in a compassionate cause. I’ve created Community Rooms where participants can talk to one another, provide encouragement and establish a connection. I’ve designed this experience to be “full circle.” The idea is that in the end, those that receive will have an opportunity to say, ‘thank you’ and to be part of the full circle and those that donate get the opportunity to see exactly how their generosity will be used.
Additionally, I have added an educational component to assist educators in developing humanitarians. This component gives the opportunity for our youth to experience firsthand the innate joy of giving come to full fruition through campaigns and a global connection through many amazing organizations throughout the world. I am committed to providing educators with additional tools needed for the empathetic 21st century student.
Go Empathy will endeavor to keep love and compassion at the forefront and develop best practices for everyone involved.