Lamb's Tire & Automotive makes donation to Neighbhorhood Longhorns Program
June 16, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- Lamb’s Tire & Automotive President and CEO Ron Meredeith presented a check for $12,133.67 to the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP) on June 8, at the organization’s annual dinner. Lamb’s has worked with its customers for more than a year to raise funds in support of the NLP, a University of Texas affiliated non-profit that offers educational support to area youth, and Meredeith chose this occasion to announce the donation.
“The NLP is a phenomenal organization that delivers positive value for children in our community,” said Meredeith. “At Lamb’s, we and our customers share the NLP’s passion for our community and for our children’s education.”
Lamb’s raised the funds by beginning a new reward program for its customers, activated at the 2009 NLP dinner. Lamb’s NLP VIP Cardholders accumulated a five percent rebate from their purchases during 2009-10, with Lamb’s donating that five percent directly to the NLP. Customers were given the option to double their contribution, and many took the opportunity.
The NLP VIP Card and donation program continues to be in effect for 2010, and the local business has big plans.
“We want to increase our contributions to the Neighborhood Longhorn Program next year. Everyone who drives a car and loves children can help us,” said Meredeith. “We are part of the fabric of this community. We want to invest back into the communities where we work and live.”
“Thanks to Lamb’s support, the Austin community will be helping over 5,300 students in grades 2 through 8 improve their academics and aspire to higher education,” said Celina E. Ruiz-Snowden, Executive Director of the NLP.
NLP was established in 1991 by UT Intercollegiate Athletics for Men and Women as an educational incentive program now operated in partnership with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in 30 Title 1 elementary and middle schools.