Giving back during a difficult year

There’s not much more that can be said about 2020 than hasn’t already been said. It was a challenging year. We are grateful for so many things. Our families. Employees. Customers. Communities.

Each year, we set aside a portion of our revenue to donate back into our communities. As a B Corporation and Social Purpose Corporation, this is in our DNA. Typically, we allow the employee-owners to make those decisions at the end of the year. But with everything that happened in 2020, we changed things up. We implemented a new giving program where all employees can now take advantage of A&R solar’s community giving program through matching donations and volunteer hours. And as our custom, we asked our customers to nominate nonprofits in the communities where they live.

Here are some of the organizations that we donated to in 2020. We thank you all for your support of our business. Here’s to better days ahead.

350 Seattle
Adams County pet rescue
Adopt Shelter Animal Pets
Alatheia Therapeutic Riding Center
Alliance for the Homeless
Ashley House
B’nai B’rith Camp meals program
Babies of Homelessness
Bailey-Boushay House
Battle Ground
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Byrd Barr Place Seattle
Camano Island Shelter Association
Canine Companions for Independence – Puget Sound Chapter
Casa Latina
Casa Latinos Unidos
Chief Seattle Club
Cocoon House
Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust
Columbia Land Trust
Communities Rise
Dress For Success
Duwamish Alive Coalition
El Centro de la Raza
Federal Way Senior Center Food Bank
Feeding America
Friends of Youth
Grace Clinic
Grid Alternatives
Gus Hawthorne Foundation
Helpline House
Holt International
Hugo House
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Keep Music Live
Lavender Rights Project
Legacy Health
Low Income Housing Institute
Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Marys Place
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels through the Olympia Senior Center
Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Minnesotas Historic Northwest
Native American Youth And Family Center
Nisqually River Education Project
North Snohomish County Outreach
Northwest Girlchoir
Northwest Harvest
Nurturing Roots Farm
NW Energy Coalition
Olympia Community Solar
Oregon Business for Climate
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon Solar Energy Education Fund
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Project Feast
Project Veritas
QLaw Foundation
Raisbeck Aviation High School
Real Rent Duwamish
Rose Haven
Second Harvest
Sisters of the Road Café
Snoqualmie Food Bank
Solar Washington
Solid Ground
Spark Northwest
Steven’s Animal Animal Sanctuary
Teen Feed
The Bail Project
The Cat House On The Kings, Inc
The Cove Food Bank
The Dental Foundation of Oregon Tooth Taxi
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program
The Lynnwood Food Bank
The Pixie Project
The Seattle Foundation Covid 19 Response Fund
The Whidbey Institute
Thurston County Food Bank
Transgender Law Center
Tri-Cities Immigrant Coalition.
Unicef USA
Vine Maple Place
WA_BLOC – WA Building leaders of change
Washington Farmland Trust
Washington Trails Association (WTA)
West Seattle Food Bank
World Resources Institute
World Vision
Wounded Warriors
YMCA of Greater Seattle