Sarah Davis is is the Founder of Wealthy School Revolution, and is also responsible for brand development and quality, strategic partnerships, social media and marketing initiatives. Plus, she’s a mom. In short, she is one busy lady. We caught up with her to find out a little bit more about her, and the company that she started.
When did you start the company?
The inspiration of Wealthy School Revolution began in the spring of 2010, with official development beginning in July, and our eventual launch of our software in December 2010.
What were you doing before you opened your business?
I was working on our Better Life Brands Company that produced and sold organic coffee and chocolate bars that gave partial proceeds back to charitable based initiatives, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Hope International, and CIBC Run for the Cure.
What inspired you to start your company?
Sending a message to my children that you can achieve anything you want; supporting children and their education – nothing could be more important; and the desire to become the experts within our industry and leading the charge.
What is your company all about?
Wealthy School Revolution revolutionizes school fundraising by providing the school volunteer groups software, products, and support people to help them build an effective, efficient, and profitable fundraising business. Parents can purchase over 1200 different groceries to stock their pantry (items such as juice, pasta, and snacks), and over 400 items within our beauty and toiletries section (shampoo, face creams, lip gloss), with 20% of the sale price going back to the school. Parents connect themselves to their school, place online orders, and pick their groceries up at school. They save time, money, and support their child’s education at the same time. School supplies are coming shortly.
Equally important is our Independent Developer program, which provides stay-at-home moms the opportunity to manage a desired area – they support and consult schools in their efforts of building the Wealthy School Revolution program with the rewards of earning commissions on sales from their schools. While doing so, they are teaching children and their families about the attributes of choosing healthier options. We are looking for moms throughout Western Canada with children between Kindergarten and Grade 5 with a strong work background and/or interest in healthy foods interested in supporting the number of schools their lifestyle supports.
What’s your vision for your company?
Becoming North America’s leading product fundraising experts. Eliminating the traditional methods and product selections currently used today, and transforming the economic system of our children’s education system by simply redirecting existing profits from traditional retail into our schools. Our goal is to inject $1 0million in funds towards our children’s education as quickly as we can.
What excites you about what you’re doing?
No one is providing the resources we are to this under-served sector and those we share the program with automatically react by saying, “What a great concept,” or, “Why didn’t I think of that?” These comments excite us that we are on to something bigger than what it is today.
What are some early examples of success?
We are still in our early days, but some examples we are proud of include Westcot Elementary in West Vancouver, which raised $1000 without an ounce of volunteer time, and the way that our own kids realize that natural ketchup tastes better than regular ketchup and has half the sugar. One mom from Abbotsford, Jessica Germaine, found a great business to be involved in where she can share her passion about non GMO foods while being around her kids. Braemar Elementary in North Vancouver just starting with us has over 20 families supporting our program.
Are there any charities or organizations you’re involved in?
We actually have our own Foundation ready to go, to be named Wealthy Schools Foundation. We hope to source additional funds through corporate and personal donations that can be redirected towards funding educational program and resources. We are currently looking for that dedicated leader to help us transform our foundation into an excellent option for those interested in making charitable donations.
What’s next for you?
Launching our US market, specifically Southern California. School funding is an issue everywhere, even worse in California than here in Canada, and the opportunity to reach a larger market is very exciting to us.