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A Step Towards Good: ResQwalk App
This is a guest post from Bailey Schroeder, Founder & CEO at ResQwalk
Inspired by a rescue dog named Charlie, ResQwalk was started to give people a free and easy way to help animals and animal welfare organizations closest to their hearts. Even though millions of people have the desire to help, many don’t have the money to donate or time to volunteer. ResQwalk bridges this gap. By downloading ResQwalk, and using the FREE app during a walk, run or other fitness activity – people can earn valuable resources for their favorite animal welfare organization. ResQwalk currently supports over 2,000 organizations across the United States and Canada.
Bailey Schroeder, Founder & CEO at ResQwalk
ResQwalk is a unique concept because the app makes it easy to incorporate giving into daily life. All people have to do is download the free app and use it while walking to dinner, running to the store or participating in any outdoor activity that measures distance. Furthermore, there are a number of in app initiatives to help adoptable animals get seen and adopted. Each day ResQwalk highlights an adoptable ResQanimal of the Day. The animal appears throughout the app – and the hope is that the extra visibility will help the animal get adopted. Furthermore, instead of focusing entirely on the individual, and how his or her exercise routine can benefit an animal welfare organization, ResQwalk is also working to build a community of likeminded, socially conscious individuals that want to act, educate, and connect over their mutual passion for helping animals in need.
ResQwalk’s mission is to help animals in need and the company’s vision is to be THE platform for animal lovers to both give back and find the information, tools and resources they need to live happy and healthy lives with their pets. Since launching on June 26, 2014 ResQwalk has distributed $95,000 to over 2,000 animal welfare organizations in the United States and Canada.
The way the app works is simple: At the beginning of each month ResQwalk puts together a ResQpool comprised of cash and products contributed by corporate sponsors. ResQwalkers simply need to pick their favorite ResQpartner, start the app, and get moving. The app uses GPS to track the user’s activity. This means the user can participate in any daily activity, such as walking, running or biking, as long as the activity can be measured by GPS and involves a speed of less than 14 mph. At the end of every month, the ResQpool is proportionally distributed according to the total distance contributed by the app’s dedicated users.
About Bailey Schroeder:
Bailey founded ResQwalk in March 2014 and spearheads all aspects of the business. This includes product development, strategy, and marketing.
Bailey has a strong background in finance and sales, and was a former Assistant Vice President at Barclays Capital. Prior to Barclays she was a Financial Analyst at Skellig Capital LLC, where she focused her research on technology and consumer goods. Bailey has always had a passion for humanitarian work. Through her entrepreneurial endeavors, she aims to combine her knowledge and expertise in product strategy, technology and sales, with her love of animals.
With ResQwalk, her goal is simple: to support and bring awareness to animal welfare organizations. The cause closest to her heart.