Senator Richard Blumenthal and Mayor Joseph P. Ganim Recognize Aarons in Bridgeport for Community Outreach

f243-1Senator Richard Blumenthal and Mayor Joseph P. Ganim of Connecticut recognized Aaron’s store F243 in Bridgeport for their contributions to the community last week.

Aaron’s Store F243 has partnered with a non-profit organization, Needs Clearinghouse, for the last four years and together they have contributed close to $20,000 through Aaron’s Community Outreach Program (ACORP) and helped more than 13,000 people in just two years.

The two companies work together to feed the homeless with a pizza party provided by Pizza Planet each month. “Between the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and the Disability Resource Network alone we fed approximately 250 people per month for the last 25 months!” shared Needs Clearinghouse President Joe Kaliko. “Pepsi as you know has joined to provide free soda; and add another 200-300 people we feed pizza to on the 3rd Sunday of the month through the John Street Bridge Project. That’s around 13,000 people who have eaten fresh hot food they love thanks to Aaron’s.”

Additionally, Aaron’s also contributes to the community through donations as well as miscellaneous products such as a recliner for a brain cancer patient, money to sponsor a disabled girl’s trip to summer camp, mattresses to various families in need, an iPad to a boy who underwent a heart transplant and many more.

Way to go Aaron’s Store F243! Keep up the great work.