Good morning! Today we have a guest on the blog. I love meeting people who are using their talents and choosing to give back at the same time. That is why I am so excited for you to meet Sarah, founder of The Sparrow Co. Trust me, you will love her! Her company chooses to donate $10 from every item that is sold to a different charity every two weeks. SWAT Ministries is partnering with The Sparrow Co; we are honored to be the featured charity for the upcoming two weeks, December 10th – December 23th! Y’all, her tees are so pretty and are filled with encouraging messages. I can not wait to get mine! Let’s chat about what this company is all about.
Hi Sarah, Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I have always been a creative hustler, with memories going back to when I was 7 years old. I never lost my thirst or desire to learn and have been blessed to have seen and experienced different business marketing strategies. Learning these strategies, utilizing the talents that I’ve been given and sharpening my skills, I’m finally able to work toward something I feel really good about. And it feels super gratifying.
Tell us about your products.
The Sparrow Co. currently offers positive statement t-shirts and will soon add other apparel and product items such as prints, totes, mugs and more. We also feature a charity every 2 weeks and $10 of each t-shirt purchased will be donated to the featured charity. There are plans to also support local workshops that focus on helping individuals move their lives forward and dreams of pop up shops everywhere!
How did you get started?
The thoughts of Sparrow started over a year ago. Between then and about 2 months ago, I had looked for and communicated with different screen printing companies until I found the one I currently work with. Then 2 months ago, I started searching for and decided on an online store platform, started creating designs, and spreading the word using Instagram.
Take us through a normal day.
Coincidentally and unexpectedly, The Sparrow Co. launched on the same day my son received a kidney transplant on November 11th. Since then, I’ve been staying in the hospital with my son so my “normal” day is currently spent in the hospital. Thankfully, Sparrow is not so high maintenance. I check on the status of orders, reply to any emails, I’ve partnered with another creative who will give one of her jewelry pieces to our first customers, so I let her know of any new customers so she can reach out to them about their custom piece, I check social media platforms to respond, comment and follow, create new posts for future shares on social media and connect with organizations or creatives to collaborate with.
What is your mission at the Sparrow Co?
My mission with The Sparrow Co. is to transform as many people as possible into positive, passionate and productive individuals and followers of Jesus by glorifying God through our products and marketing efforts. We also reach out to our neighbors and unleash our faith to love our neighborhood by partnering with others who share the same mission and giving to those in need.
How to you select the charities?
Honestly, I don’t have a system – yet. I chose to launch on November 11th because it gave me enough time to prepare to open and since it was Veteran’s Day, I wanted to honor veterans. Because of my son’s medical situation, I’ve spent a lot of time staying in hospitals so the Fisher House stood out since they offer free housing to family members of veterans receiving long term hospital care. The next non-profit I will be featuring is an organ donor service, again because I can relate. And now Be Free Proclamation!
Anything else you would like to add?
Yes! 2 things. First, Free T-shirt Tuesdays – we will be implementing Free T-shirt Tuesday’s soon to perk up your week! Once a month, a random subscriber will be chosen to receive a free tee so make sure you subscribe for it on our site. Plus, as a subscriber, you’ll also be first to receive product news and discount codes that are exclusive to only subscribers (coz y’all be the bizzle).
Secondly, if there’s a dream out there waiting for you, hustle baby! Hustle your heart out and get it! Be endlessly curious. Be grateful. Be satisfied. And everyday you open your eyes, do it all over again.
Thank you Sarah, we love your heart and passion for spreading the love of Jesus Christ. Y’all go follow her on Instagram. I will be taking over her account one day next week and there may be a giveaway in the near future! We are so honored that you are choosing to support freedom through donating to SWAT Ministries. Please help support our efforts to end modern day slavery by visiting The Sparrow Co. and ordering your t-shirt beginning tomorrow!
until the whole world is free,