SALT LAKE CITY, April 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Progressive
Leasing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a
leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, is
donating 100 used laptop computers to Salt Lake City-area school children who need
the technology to participate in distance learning, which has
become the new normal for students across the country due to the
To facilitate this donation, Progressive partnered with the
Aaron's Business stores to collect laptops from around the country
and had them sent to its Denver,
CO service center, where they were cleaned and sanitized.
The deserving recipients of the laptops were identified by the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake, a division of the Boys
& Girls Clubs of America.
"We are honored to have a partner like the Boys & Girls
Clubs of America to help us find a tangible way to make a
difference for these young people by giving them a critical tool to
continue learning remotely as they work to own their future," said
Ryan Woodley Chief Executive Officer
of Progressive Leasing.
"We can't reach the kids if they don't have the technology.
Getting technology into the hands of those who can't access it at
home is paramount to being able to reach and serve kids. We are
grateful to Aaron's for providing these essential learning tools
for Club members in the Greater Salt Lake
City area who need them most," said LeAnn Saldivar, president & CEO of the Boys
& Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. "This gift comes at a
critical time for our youth."
"Through their partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of
America, Aaron's is helping Salt Lake
City's at-risk youth receive the critical education
resources they need," said Utah
Attorney General Sean Reyes. "I'm
grateful our children will be receiving additional educational
support during our new reality of distanced learning. For more
information on how to keep your child safe as they browse the
internet please visit
the official website of the Attorney General's office
About Aaron's, Inc.
Aaron's is currently in the middle of a 3-year, $5 million partnership with the Boys & Girls
Clubs of America, supporting its Keystone Club teen leadership
program through the renovation of teen centers at clubs around the
country, with 42 of these projects completed since 2015.
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. Vive Financial
(formerly Dent-A-Med, Inc.), provides a variety of second-look
credit products that are originated through federally insured
banks. For more information, visit Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and
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