Longhorn Solar gives back to our Community First neighborhoods in several ways.
Not only does each Community First home get a $500 discount on their solar system, but Longhorn Solar looks for ongoing sponsorship opportunities within the local school system.
Then, for every solar job we sell and install in one of our Community First neighborhoods, we write a $250 check to a school program or classroom our homeowner cares about like:
Giving their favorite teacher money for tools and supplies.
Supporting an athletic booster club.
Supporting the arts.
Supporting an after school STEM program.
Supporting the special needs program.
Giving money to the elementary, middle school or high school PTA.
Giving money to any other non-profit organization that benefits the neighborhood.
-PLUS- We give the homeowner an additional $250.00 toward hosting a block party for their neighbors! This can be any kind of neighborhood gathering like Movie Night in the Park, Halloween, Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July Cul-de-Sac Sparkler Party or simply a front porch cookout party.
We launched the Community First Initiative in May of 2018.
With feedback from the neighborhoods we support, it’s been evolving ever since.
We love the idea of doing things the way local contractors did in small communities back in the ’70s and ’80s when word of mouth was everything. A throwback to a time when people bought from someone because they knew it would help Bryan’s wife buy a new camera for her brand new photography business, or help Logan’s family take their annual trip to Colorado.
Contractors weren’t just random companies launching social media campaigns and Google Ads.
They were neighbors down the street, cheering in the stands for the hometown team, buying cakes at the PTA bake sale or sponsoring a table.
We took a look at how we could spend our marketing dollars and decided to go local…more old school. That just feels right to us.
Pioneer Crossing was the first to join our program and Longhorn Solar was the first official sponsor the Pioneer Crossing Elementary PTA. What an honor! With 20 installations in that neighborhood, it felt great to be able to give back.
Since then, we’ve added Circle C Ranch in South Austin, Teravista in Round Rock/Georgetown, Twin Creeks in Cedar Park…
Longhorn Solar created and hosted 4 National Solar Tour events in October, educating folks in and around our Community First Communities about the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy. Thank you to the 20 homeowners who allowed us to showcase their solar installations as part of the National Solar Tour Events. You can read all about it on our National Solar Tour Page.