ATLANTA, Nov. 15,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's Company, Inc. (NYSE:
AAN), a leading, technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of
lease-to-own and retail purchase solutions, today announced the
donation of 225 mattresses to Atlantans relocated from the Forest
Cove apartments to a new community.
The Company made the donation to honor its founder Charlie Loudermilk, who passed away in
"Charlie Loudermilk founded
Aaron's in 1955 and achieved incredible success as an entrepreneur
building our Company. Equally important, he was a champion of
giving back to the City of Atlanta
and the other communities that we're privileged to serve," said
Douglas Lindsay, CEO of The Aaron's
Company. "We're proud that we could make this donation so that
these Atlanta families can rest
comfortably in their new homes."
Aaron's has a long history of supporting the communities where
its customers and team members live and work. The Company heeded
the call of Atlanta Mayor
Andre Dickens, who has been
spearheading the effort to find new homes for people at Forest
Cove, a community that was in disrepair, when he asked for help in
furnishing the new residences.
Dickens rallied dozens of companies, organizations and
nonprofits to raise about $9.1
million to relocate the more than 200 families who were
living in the complex that had been severely neglected. They all
had choices on where to relocate.
"An equitable Atlanta where no
one is left behind requires community partners like Aaron's who
show compassion and generosity to our communities," said Mayor
Dickens. "When I came into office and met with these families, even
though the City was not responsible for the conditions there, we
knew we had a moral obligation to act. Thank you to Aaron's and all
the other community partners who made the relocation process a
success. This is the Atlanta
The Aaron's mattresses and foundations were delivered earlier in
Images for media use of the mattress delivery can be found
About The Aaron's Company,
Headquartered in Atlanta, The
Aaron's Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a leading, technology-enabled,
omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and retail purchase solutions
of appliances, electronics, furniture, and other home goods across
its brands: Aaron's, BrandsMart U.S.A., BrandsMart Leasing, and Woodhaven.
Aaron's offers a direct-to-consumer lease-to-own solution through
its approximately 1,300 Company-operated and franchised stores in
47 states and Canada, as well as
its e-commerce platform. BrandsMart U.S.A. is one of the leading appliance
retailers in the country with ten retail stores in Florida and Georgia. BrandsMart Leasing offers
lease-to-own solutions to customers of BrandsMart U.S.A. Woodhaven is our furniture
manufacturing division. For more information, visit
investor.aarons.com, aarons.com, and brandsmartusa.com.
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