HOUSTON, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its mission of positively impacting the communities it serves, Houston-based specialty retailer, Conn Appliances, Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) and the Houston Rockets teamed up to make it happen in the 5th Ward. Conn's HomePlus donated nearly $15,000 in technology, including (10) laptops, (2) printers, and refrigeration to the Urban Enrichment Institute (UEI) – a youth leadership and development program for young men in the Houston area. The special donation was made through the brand's charitable arm, Conn's Cares.
"Conn's HomePlus believes in giving back and aligning with partners that take a similar stance," said Jason Lewis, District Manager at Conn's HomePlus. "Our relationship with the Rockets opens the door for unique opportunities to make a positive impact in the Houston community. We hope this donation inspires young men to make it happen in their own lives and in their community."
The Urban Enrichment Institute provides summer and after-school programs to assist with homework and college applications, instilling positive life goals in local youth. The Conn's HomePlus donation is helping revamp the organization's technology lab, so program participants have access to tools required to excel in academics and work toward their future.
"I came from a neighborhood just like Fifth Ward, so these boys remind me so much of myself when I was their age," said Houston Rockets Forward Kenneth Faried. "Being here took me back to the day that my father challenged me to be better. It's the day that I made the decision to do what's necessary to get out of that neighborhood. So my message to them was simple: You can achieve your dreams if you work hard, stay focused and always remain 'HAT,' Happy, Appreciative and Thankful. It's what's got me to where I am today."
Initiatives facilitated through Conn's Cares, including more than $635,000 in donated funds and products, have been implemented by Conn's HomePlus for local, community-based, charitable organizations since the program's inception.
To learn more about Conn's Cares visit https://www.conns.com/conns-cares.
About Conn's, Inc.
Conn's HomePlus is a specialty retailer currently operating 124 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
The Company's primary product categories include:
- Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses;
- Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges;
- Consumer electronics, including LED, OLED, QLED, Ultra HD, and internet-ready televisions, gaming consoles, home theater and portable audio equipment; and
- Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.
Additionally, Conn's HomePlus offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis. Unlike many of its competitors, Conn's HomePlus provides flexible in-house credit options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs and third-party lease-to-own payment plans.
Tori Andrews, The Zimmerman Agency
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