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Bringing Solar Home

Thanks to a generous gift from the Neda Nobari Foundation, together we've completed this solar crowdfunding campaign. Thank you to everyone who supported this solar project! 

About the Harbor House Campaign

 

Harbor House was founded in 1972 and has been serving the Oakland Community ever since. If you watched the crowdfunding video, you met Kacie, Thamilini, and Alexis and you got a taste of the many services Harbor House offers: after-school programs and leadership training for children and teens, ESL classes, jobs skills training, a food pantry and more. They’re giving the community a second place to call home and making it a safe space to grow and learn.

 

We are volunteers that live in the community and simply want a chance to help our community grow sustainably. With RE-volv providing the solar and Harbor House providing the community, we were inspired to support this collaboration. That is why we are volunteering to crowdfund $26,620 to help Harbor House go solar. This will let us build 11.76kW of solar saving them 39% of their electric bill in the first year and around $111,000 over the warranty of the system. The money they save will go to improving the quality of their services and allow them to serve more of the community. That's a lot of snacks for the children!

 

What is RE-volv?

 

RE-volv is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that builds community through solar and builds solar through community. They generate money for solar projects by crowdfunding to cover the upfront costs for solar projects at nonprofits and co-operatives. These local organizations then pay RE-volv back over a 20-year lease, paying significantly less money compared to their previous utilities bill. After that, they own the system and any electricity is theirs for free! Finally, the payments to RE-volv enter a Solar Seed Fund that is then used to fund future solar projects in other communities. To date, RE-volv has installed 6 projects, impacted around 14,500 community members and has helped avoid over 4 million tons of CO2 emissions.

 

RE-volv sets up these installation projects with the help of volunteer teams. The volunteers find and connect organizations interested in solar installation and run the crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for the projects. At the same time, they also hold events to empower and educate the community around solar. This way, not only is solar built, but volunteers and community members are engaged and brought into the conversation.

 

Impact beyond this project

 

Though helping Harbor House save money and preventing CO2 emissions are great goals by themselves, this project is about so much more. It's about locally driven change that empowers people to take control of their communities’ health. It's about long-term thinking and donating today to support three other communities in the next 20 years. It's about educating children about solar at a young age, and making sure that the future generation knows the value of the sun and protects the environment. It’s about making the value of solar accessible to ALL communities. It’s about getting everyone involved and giving everyone a chance to make a difference. Starting with you!

 

Actions you can take now

 

Please donate to this project - $10, $20, $50! Whatever you can give will support Harbor House and future projects, and show others that you care about this cause. Donations are tax-deductable, and you will receive an email for your tax returns.

Share the link to this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever your preferred social media platform is.

Talk with your friends and family about issues your local community faces and support organizations like Harbor House that are helping every single day.

Comment below if you have any suggestions, ideas or stories to share.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Sponsors for supporting this campaign!

 

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