As 2019 rounds out, the year end lists are all coming out, and the latest is this list ranking the 'most caring' cities in the U.S. How did Boise do? Maybe not as well as I'd think or like.

Which cities have the most caring and compassionate spirit? To find out, Wallethub ranked the 100 largest cities in the U.S. on 39 care indicators--including poverty rates, therapists per capita, share of incomes donated to charity, volunteering hours per capita, share of sheltered homeless persons, and number of rehabilitation centers. Here are the cities that made the top 10 (check this link for more):

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Lincoln, NE
  5. Minneapolis, MN
  6. St. Paul, MN
  7. Fremont, CA
  8. Chesapeake, VA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Scottsale, AZ

So, Boise did not make the top ten. We actually didn't even make the top few dozen. Boise came in at number 49. So pretty much right in the middle, but a lot lower than our PNW neighbors Portland and Seattle. Portland ranked number 22, and Seattle came in at 19. We still have room for improvement, according the the algorithm used by Wallethub.com.

If you're looking for a way to give back, be generous and show you care this holiday season, Athleta at the Village is hosting a personal hygiene care drive for the women at Chrysalis.

Details on what they're looking for and how you can give back through the end of the year here.