Andy Newland: October 2014’s Business Spotlight

Andy Newland has been an enormous supporter of Dolls for Daughters for quite a few years now.  A father to four children of his own, the organization means a lot to him.  Mr. Newland works with Hercules Industries, a company aimed to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy.  By pairing with Dolls for Daughters, he is able to unite two communities both focused on bettering the world.

1. How did you first learn about Dolls for Daughters?

I don’t remember exactly when I was introduced to Dolls for Daughters but I believe it was through a recommendation from friends at NorthWestern Electric.

2. Why did you decide to offer support to Dolls for Daughters?

Any organization supporting underprivileged children has a soft spot in my heart.  I have four children of my own and know what a blessing they are to me.

3. How long has your business supported Dolls for Daughters?  In what ways have you supported Dolls for Daughters?

We have been supporting Dolls for Daughters for probably around five years.  We typically show our support through the annual golf tournament.

4. What is your most memorable experience supporting Dolls for Daughters?

I just received a copy of the book Silly Sally’s Show and Tell.  I brought it home and before I knew it, my seven year old daughter had read it and stated sharing some really neat lessons that she learned.  So, not only has the organization helped less fortunate children but even just the story helps more fortunate children appreciate their blessings.

5. Have you participated in any fundraising events that Dolls for Daughters has held?

I have not personally attended any events but have been happy to participate financially.

6. With so many organizations in need of support, what suggestions or advice do you have for other organizations? How might they choose an organization as well as decide the way(s) in which they will help?

It helps to clearly understand the mission of the organization and to see examples of how the organization is succeeding.  The sustainability and effectiveness of the group is key.