For many years, Daugherty Business Solutions has partnered with FamilyWise, a nonprofit organization in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area, to help families in our community living in poverty. FamilyWise strives to “educate, empower and enrich families who are struggling” — and we are proud to partner with them to accomplish this goal.
We’ve taught computer classes, and assisted with technical requests like upgrading their website, editing videos and providing process recommendations to improve volunteering events.
When the FamilyWise office was flooded by a devastating storm in 2019, we donated laptops to ensure they wouldn’t have a disruption in services. And some of our consultants have even served as Master of Ceremonies for their fundraising efforts.
In addition, we’ve held a number of donation drives collecting items such as board games, school supplies and baby supplies, and we’ve also participated in the FamilyWise Adopt a Family campaign, collecting gift and necessities to be delivered to families during the holiday season.
Every fall, Daugherty organizes a Day of Service, spending the day helping cleaning up the grounds, cleaning and organizing toys, painting rooms, hanging whiteboards, gardening and assisting with various technical needs.
Partnering with FamilyWise has been rewarding beyond measure. In September 2014, we were co-recipients of the Charities Review Council’s Better Together Award. In the fall of 2015, FamilyWise named Daugherty Business Solutions their Community Partner of the Year.