ATLANTA, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aaron's
Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading technology-enabled omnichannel
provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, recently partnered
with former NFL star Warrick Dunn to
deliver home furnishings and a down-payment assistance check to a
single mother and first-time homeowner in Austell, Ga.
This marks the 189th home celebration by Warrick Dunn Charities
(WDC), the non-profit organization founded by former NFL standout
Warrick Dunn that identifies single
parents across the country and helps them to achieve the goal of
first-time homeownership as a part of its "Home for the Holidays"
program. In addition to Aaron's, Dunn's former high school teammate
and philanthropist Ryan Jumonville
provided support for finishing touches, groceries and down-payment
"Aaron's continues to support the work of Warrick Dunn Charities
and its mission to change families' lives all over the country,"
said Douglas Lindsay, CEO of The
Aaron's Company. "Especially after such a challenging year, we are
delighted to provide Layla and her family with the tools they need
to make this new house a home."
Layla works as a caregiver for Comfort Community Center in
Marietta, Ga. She previously lived
with her three children - ranging in age from 5 to 17 - in less
than ideal conditions, preventing them from playing outside and
living to their fullest potential.
"Layla and her family are going to thrive in their new home,
where they will be able to take advantage of a spacious backyard
and plenty of room to play and enjoy each other's company," said
Warrick Dunn. "Having brought our
program to three homes in this neighborhood over the last six
months, I'm so grateful to Aaron's for helping us build a community
that will truly be the lasting legacy of 'Homes for the
The two previous home celebrations in Austell took place in October and November of
2020. Aaron's has partnered with Warrick
Dunn to bring opportunity and inspiration to 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-to-own and
purchase solutions. Aaron's engages in direct-to-consumer sales and
lease ownership of furniture, home 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 189 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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SOURCE The Aaron's Company, Inc.