ATLANTA, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron's and Progressive Leasing, concluded a busy fall by completing makeovers at three Boys & Girls Clubs teen centers around the country, including the company's 40th teen center refresh since it began partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2015.
In a five-week span, Aaron's delivered surprise makeovers to deserving teens at: Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club in West Palm Beach, Florida; Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County Plano Teen Center in Plano, Texas; and Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club of Boston in Dorchester Center, Massachusetts.
Through the partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and input from the teen members, Aaron's associates and Club officials built and installed roughly $20,000 of merchandise in the teen centers of each club. On the day of each reveal, wide-eyed teens were greeted by new sectionals, tables, chairs, sound systems, televisions, computers, gaming systems and more, providing a safe space for the teens to thrive.
"On the path to our milestone 40th renovation of this partnership, our local Aaron's team members had the opportunity to interact with and provide a meaningful impact for the incredible teens in three diverse communities," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "We are proud to serve these communities and continue our work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an important institution helping our country's youth grow through opportunities they otherwise might not have."
Since 2015, the Aaron's Foundation has committed $10 million through a national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America'sKeystone Club, which helps teens develop character and leadership skills to reach their full potential and create positive change in their communities.
"Our partnership with Aaron's gives us the opportunity to empower our teens to 'Own Your Future'," said Jim Clark, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Thanks to Aaron's, we can increase teen membership at the 40 Keystone Clubs they have impacted and foster a more enriching environment for the teens in those communities. We look forward to inspiring more teens in years to come."
Aaron's partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Keystone Program inspires teens to "Own It" by taking ownership of their choices to build the lives they deserve. The Aaron's and Keystone Club "Own Your Future" campaign supports three principles:
- Own Your Path: No matter where you come from, the future is yours to decide.
- Own Your Decisions: Making good choices opens more doors for your future.
- Own Your Community: Use your talents to make an impact in your community.
To see photos of the Keystone Club remodels, visit Aaron's on Facebook (www.facebook.com/aaronsinc), and Twitter (www.twitter.com/AaronsInc).
About Aaron's, Inc.
Headquartered in 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 1,500 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. Dent-A-Med, Inc., d/b/a the HELPcard®, provides a variety of second-look credit products that are originated through federally insured banks. For more information, visit Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.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 4,600 Clubs serve over 4.7 million 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 on Facebook and Twitter.
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Michael P. Dickerson; Mike.Dickerson@aarons.com