ATLANTA, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's
Company (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of
lease-purchase solutions, partnered with former NFL star
Warrick Dunn to supply $20,000 in new home furnishings for two "Homes
for the Holidays" surprise presentations in Tallahassee, Fla.
"Homes for the Holidays" is a program operated by Warrick Dunn
Charities and celebrates 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.
"There are many deserving and dedicated single mothers fighting
against the odds to make a better life for their families.
Aaron's is committed to helping those in need in the
communities we serve. We want to do our part to help these
deserving individuals achieve a better life for themselves and
their families," said Douglas
Lindsay, CEO of The Aaron's Company. "We marvel at the job
Warrick and his team do in supporting these deserving families and
are incredibly proud to continue our partnership with his
Both the single-parent families rewarded in Tallahassee overcame significant roadblocks to
reach the milestone of first-time home ownership, representing the
187th and 188th homes in the "Homes for the
The first celebration event was for Latoria and her
eight-year-old son. While her battle against lupus and cerebral
palsy derailed her dreams to be a nurse, she persevered and found
work as a switchboard operator for a company that offers employment
opportunities to disabled people. Latoria sees having their own
home as providing the kind of freedom that can change their lives,
with the ability to modify the space to fit their physical
The second celebration event was for Eureka, a devoted caretaker
to her mom and two young sons. As she balances working multiple
jobs while pursuing her associate degree, Eureka feels a deep sense
of relief to have a stable and safe place for her family to grow
"Latoria and Eureka have endured numerous struggles to get to
this point in their lives, and we are grateful to Aaron's and our
other sponsors for helping us deliver this game-changing
opportunity," said Warrick Dunn.
"While we love taking this program all over the country, it's
always a thrill to return to Tallahassee and give back to the community
where I spent the formative years of my life at Florida State University."
In addition to Aaron's, all of the finishing touches, groceries,
and down-payment assistance were made possible thanks to support
from Ryan Jumeville, Capital City Bank and Capital City Home
Aaron's has partnered with Warrick
Dunn, the former Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
running back, to lift up families for over 17 years.
About The Aaron's Company
in Atlanta, The Aaron's Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a
leading technology-enabled omnichannel provider of lease-purchase
solutions. Aaron's engages in direct-to-consumer sales and lease
ownership of furniture, appliances, consumer electronics and
accessories through its approximately 1,300 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 investor.aarons.com.
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 188 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,
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