ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc.
(NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase
solutions, and its divisions, the Aaron's Business and Progressive
Leasing, collaborated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to
gift new laptops and accessories to nearly 50 graduating members of
three Boys & Girls Clubs in Oklahoma and Connecticut. In addition to the computers,
Aaron's contribution of nearly $50,000 also includes COVID-19 relief funding for
each of the three clubs.
The computer donation is part of the three-year, $5 million national partnership between Aaron's
and Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Keystone Program, helping
teens develop their character and leadership skills to help them
reach their potential and create positive change in the community.
The laptops are intended to provide a critical tool to these
students as they navigate the start of their college experiences,
which are expected to be at least partially, if not fully, virtual
due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Our team takes a tremendous amount of pride in the various ways
we are supporting our communities during this challenging time,
with this latest initiative helping some of our best and brightest
students as they further their academic careers," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "We are
grateful for our continued partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs
of America, as they share our commitment to youth development and
allow us to reach future leaders across the country."
Designed with social distancing and safety measures in place,
the computers were awarded to the teens during car parades for the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, Boys & Girls Clubs of
Oklahoma County, and The Salvation
Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater
"We were delighted when Aaron's came to us with this idea, as
it's an essential way to support the members of our Keystone
program as they move on to the next phase of their lives and
academic careers," said Jim Clark,
president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "No matter
the road ahead, we are confident these deserving graduates have the
tools to succeed thanks to Aaron's."
Aaron's, Inc. previously donated over 100 laptop computers to
teen members from Boys & Girls Clubs in Atlanta and Salt
Lake City in April, which supported virtual learning during
the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Aaron's, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta,
Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), is a leading omnichannel provider
of lease-purchase solutions. Progressive Leasing provides
lease-purchase solutions through more than 20,000 retail partner
locations in 46 states and the District of Columbia, including e-commerce merchants. The
Aaron's Business engages in the sales and lease ownership and
specialty retailing of furniture, home appliances, consumer
electronics and accessories through its approximately 1,400
Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states, Puerto
Rico and Canada, as well as its e-commerce platform,
Aarons.com. Vive Financial, provides a variety of second-look
credit products. For more information, visit investor.aarons.com,
Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and ViveCard.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than
150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled
young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive,
caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,700 Clubs serve
4.6million young people through Club membership and community
outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on
Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in
BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations
worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and
friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily
basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote
academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy
lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club
saved their lives. National headquarters are located in
Atlanta. Learn more about Boys
& Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.
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