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
Since 2015, the Aaron's Foundation has committed $10 million through a national partnership with
Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Keystone 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
- 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
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
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.
SOURCE Aaron's, Inc.