ATLANTA, Oct. 16, 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, teamed with former NFL star Warrick Dunn and Habitat for Humanity of
Pinellas and West Pasco Counties to provide furnishings for
a "Homes for the Holidays" presentation unlike any other in its
While the program has always helped single-parent families plot
a better future through homeownership, this project was
one-of-a-kind. Located in Largo,
Fla., the new home is the largest and most unique Aaron's
has furnished through the partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities,
as it was built to accommodate a single mom, Allison, and her six
children, five of whom have special needs.
The result was a special home in terms of construction and
design, complete with wheelchair accessibility,
hypoallergenic carpeting and furniture provided by
"This has been a very rewarding project and we are proud to
contribute to the work Warrick Dunn Charities and Habitat for
Humanity have done in creating a home suited to the specific needs
of Allison's remarkable family," said John
Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "We applaud everyone involved
for making this dream a reality."
The donation by Aaron's to help first-time homeowners came in
collaboration with Warrick Dunn Charities, an organization that has
counted Aaron's as a critical supporter for over 15 years. "Homes
for the Holidays" celebrates single parents who are actively
working to help themselves through first-time homeownership by
alleviating the additional financial burdens that can come with
establishing a new home.
"All 182 houses we have helped turn into homes hold a special
place in my heart, but this one truly stands out because of how
unique Allison's family is," said Warrick
Dunn. "I'm eternally grateful to all of the partners that
came together to make this possible, as it's one my team and I
won't soon forget."
While the houses themselves are constructed and financed through
Habitat for Humanity, the surprise comes when the families discover
they are fully furnished and stocked thanks to Aaron's, Warrick
Dunn Charities and additional partners. For this project, support
also came from Cigna, Publix and the Denard Span Foundation.
About Aaron's, Inc.
Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:
AAN), is a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase
solutions. Aaron's Business engages in the sales and lease
ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer
electronics, home appliances and accessories through its
approximately 1,400 company-operated and franchised stores in 47
states and Canada as well as its
e-commerce platform, Aarons.com. In addition, Progressive Leasing,
a virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions
through over 20,000 retail locations in 46 states. Vive Financial,
provides a variety of second-look credit products that are
originated through federally insured banks. For more information,
visit Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and ViveCard.com.
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Charities, Inc. improves lives through innovative programming
inspired by our Founder's life journey. Homes for the Holidays
partners with local community organizations to reduce the financial
burden on single parent homeowners by fully furnishing their new
house, providing down payment assistance, and stocking the pantry
with food and other household necessities.
Since 1997, "Homes for the Holidays" has rewarded hundreds of
single parents nationwide who have achieved first-time
homeownership. Today, Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. has expanded
their flagship Homes for the Holidays initiative with three
additional programs: Count on Your Future, SCULPT,
and Hearts for Community Service Scholarships. Together, our
four programs are dedicated to strengthening families and
transforming communities by combating poverty, hunger, and
improving their quality of life academically, socially, and
economically. For more information, visit www.wdc.org.
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