ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's
Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of
lease-purchase solutions, partnered with former NFL stars
Warrick Dunn and Kurt Warner this fall to bring first-class
furnishings to five "Homes for the Holidays" surprise presentations
across the country, representing a $50,000 commitment to help single parents achieve
Aaron's has partnered with Warrick Dunn Charities and Warner's
First Things First Foundation to lift up families for over 16
years. "Homes for the Holidays" celebrate single parents who are
actively working to achieve first-time homeownership by alleviating
the additional financial burdens that can come along with
establishing a new home. 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.
"We are grateful to Warrick Dunn
and Kurt Warner for their vitally
important work to turn houses into homes for single parent
families," said Douglas Lindsay,
Chief Executive Officer of Aaron's. "Especially around the
holidays, it's very meaningful to us to continue these longstanding
partnerships and to help improve the lives of these families and
the conditions of these communities."
With social distancing measures put in place to ensure
everyone's safety, the fall 2020 events celebrated milestones for
extraordinary families in Denver,
CO, Austell, GA,
Glendale, AZ and Phoenix, AZ.
In collaboration with Warrick Dunn Charities, the Denver project helped a single mom of one
settle into a new townhouse just days before the birth of her
second child; the first Austell
event saw a mother with an autistic son establish a critical safe
space for their future; the second Austell home allowed a local bus driver to
plant roots for her two teenagers; and the Glendale celebration marked a new start for a
factory worker with five kids.
"I always like to say that Aaron's makes dreams come true, and
that's certainly the case for the latest group of homeowners in our
program," said Warrick Dunn. "Both
Denver and Austell were new
markets on our path to 186 home celebrations this fall, and we are
incredibly grateful to Aaron's for helping us change lives all
across this country."
In collaboration with the First Things First Foundation, the
Phoenix, AZ project surprised a
Rwandan immigrant and single mother to five daughters.
"This has been a difficult year for everyone, so being able to
bring joy of this magnitude is more meaningful than ever before,"
said Kurt Warner. "My wife, Brenda,
and I cherish each and every one of the 52 hardworking families we
have been able to serve through this program and are incredibly
grateful to Aaron's for their enduring support of our mission."
About The Aaron's Company
in Atlanta, The Aaron's Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a
leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions. Aaron's
engages in direct-to-consumer sales and lease ownership of
furniture, home appliances, consumer electronics 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. For more information, visit Aarons.com or
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Warrick Dunn 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 186 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,
About the Kurt Warner First Things First
Established in 2001, the Kurt Warner First
Things First Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity serving as a
vehicle for Kurt and Brenda Warner to reach out to the community
and share their blessings with those in need. The First Things
First Foundation is dedicated to impacting lives by promoting
Christian values, sharing experiences and providing opportunities
to encourage everyone that all things are possible when people seek
to put "first things first." Additional information is available at
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