Aaron’s and NFL legend deliver dream homes to two single moms
ATLANTA, September 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Aaron’s Company (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel hire-buy solution provider, has partnered with a former NFL star Warrick dunn in August to fully furnish the homes of two first-time buyers in Dacula, Georgia., and Roseville, Michigan., as part of the “Homes for the Holidays” program of Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC).
Aaron’s collaborated with WDC on the two surprises, which marked the 193rd and 194e home celebrations for the organization. “Homes for the Holidays” rewards single parents who are actively working towards homeownership by relieving the additional financial burdens that may accompany establishing a new home. As the homes themselves are built and funded through Habitat for Humanity, surprise comes when families find they are fully furnished and supplied by Aaron’s – a $ 10,000 commitment for each household in the program.
“First-time home ownership can be a daunting task, and it’s incredibly rewarding to see our contributions alleviate the stress of these milestones for these families,” said Douglas lindsay, President and CEO of The Aaron’s Company, Inc. “Warrick’s impact continues to touch every corner of the country, and we are grateful for the opportunity to show our faith in the ‘power to give’ through this 18-year partnership. “
The first of the August celebrations took place at Dacula, Georgia., or Dominican Republic-Native Jomayra and her two teenage children were delighted to find their new home was ready to move into. Having previously stayed in a crime-ridden neighborhood, Jomayra was excited to move her family to a community where they could live without fear of violence. The second event was in Roseville, Michigan., just outside Detroit. A United States Postal Service worker and mother of four, Cieara had dreamed of having a home of her own, where her four young children could grow up together and prosper. Walking into their new dream home, one of Cieara’s youngest children exclaimed: “I want to stay here forever! See a Warrick dunn video message here.
“I continue to be inspired by these women who have worked tirelessly to give their children the best possible life, all of them driven by love and hope for a better future,” said Warrick dunn. “The recent death of my former coach and mentor, Bobby bowden, reminded me of the drive and compassion he instilled in me as a player, which to date has been a key source of inspiration for the work my organization does to change lives in communities across the country. “
In addition to the furniture provided by Aaron’s, the Dunn charity also provided a $ 5,000 deposit check to each family and finishes with the help of Ryan jumonville.
About Aaron’s Company
Atlanta-based The Aaron’s Company, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) is one of the leading omnichannel providers of lease-to-own solutions. Aaron’s engages in the direct-to-consumer sales and leasing of furniture, appliances, consumer electronics and accessories through its approximately 1,300 company-operated and franchise 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. is inspired by the life course of its founder and enables families to break the cycle of generational poverty and achieve a better quality of life for all
. Homes for the Holidays is partnering with local community organizations to reduce the financial burden on single-parent homeowners by completely renovating their new home, providing down payment assistance, and stocking the pantry with food and other household necessities.
Since 1997, “Homes for the Holidays” has recognized 194 single parents nationwide who first became homeowners. Today, Warrick Dunn Charities, Inc. has expanded its 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 fighting poverty, hunger and improving their quality of life academically, socially and economically. For more information visit www.wdc.org.
SOURCE The Aaron Company, Inc.