ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, provided the home furnishings for a surprise home presentation this week to Houston resident Terorah Davis and her daughter as part of Warrick Dunn Charities' (WDC) Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program.
"Thanks to the tireless work from Warrick Dunn Charities' Homes for the Holidays, we are celebrating 149 families who now have a home where they can feel safe and build the lives they deserve," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "Aaron's is proud to continue this partnership that benefits single parents across the country like Terorah. We're happy to provide her with furnishings helping make her house a home for her and her children to enjoy for years to come."
Warrick Dunn Charities' Homes for the Holidays assists single parents in becoming first-time homeowners by providing the materials necessary for long-term stability and the provisions required to ensure that both parent and children can thrive educationally, socially and economically. To date, in partnership with Aaron's and Habitat for Humanity affiliates, WDC and its sponsors have rewarded over 149 single parents and over 400 children and dependents with the American Dream of first-time homeownership in 15 cities across the nation.
Aaron's has been a longtime supporter of Warrick Dunn Charities initiatives and began contributing home furnishings, appliances and electronics to the Homes for the Holidays program in 2003. Warrick Dunn Charities was founded in 2002 by former NFL star Warrick Dunn.
"We're so thankful to have this partnership with Aaron's which fills these homes with furniture, electronics and appliances and supports our goal of helping single parents achieve financial freedom and stability," said Warrick Dunn. "It always brings me so much joy to know we have positively impacted these families' lives and see the new homeowners full of gratitude and amazement as they walk through their fully furnished home."
The Davis family was joined by Warrick Dunn Charities Founder Warrick Dunn, Aaron's Vice President of Southwestern Operations Ryan Malone and Habitat for Humanity of Houston Executive Director Allison Hay.
About Aaron's, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is a leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, and currently has more than 1,930 Company-operated and franchised stores in 47 states and Canada. Progressive Leasing, a leading virtual lease-to-own company, provides lease-purchase solutions through approximately 16,000 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 a federally insured bank. Aaron's was founded in 1955, has been publicly traded since 1982 and owns the Aarons.com, ProgLeasing.com, and HELPcard.com brands. For more information, visit www.aarons.com.
About Warrick Dunn Charities
Warrick Dunn Charities provides hope and healing to communities through innovative programming inspired by our Founder's life journey. Since 1997, the Homes for the Holidays program has rewarded 149 single parents and 380 children and dependents that have achieved first-time homeownership in Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Baton Rouge, LA, Dallas, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Tallahassee and Tampa, FL Serving single-parent families nationwide, WDC and its partners have combatted poverty, hunger and ensure families have basic necessities and comfortable surroundings to improve their quality of life. Betty's Hope, a mobile children's bereavement program provides students aged 5-18 with a safe and responsive environment for them to heal and enhance their quality of life after experiencing a loss. For more information, visit www.wdc.org.
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