Aaron’s Partners with Warrick Dunn Charities for the Holidays
Aaron’s Inc. surprised two single-parent families in Tallahassee, Florida by furnishing their entire new home as part of its partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities’ Homes for the Holidays program sponsored by former NFL star Warrick Dunn. The program assists single parents as they become first-time homeowners.
Warrick Dunn Charities, in partnership with Aaron’s and Habitat for Humanity affiliates, helps transform the house into a fully furnished home including furniture, food and all the amenities associated with being settled in a personal home. Referred to as a “hand up” and not a hand-out, these families have successfully completed the homeownership requirements specified by Habitat for Humanity and required by Warrick Dunn Charities.
“Aaron’s is thrilled to once again partner with Warrick Dunn and Habitat for Humanity and present beautiful new homes to these women who have worked so hard to achieve home ownership,” says John Robinson, chief executive officer of Aaron’s, Inc. “I’m inspired by these single mothers, who deserve safe and comfortable homes to raise their children. We are so happy that they can begin the holiday season in such a wonderful way and enjoy their new homes with their families.”
To date, Homes for Holidays have rewarded 157 single parents and more than 400 children and dependents with first-time homeownership in 15 cities across the nation. The latest two homes were presented to India Williams, a mother of four and a clinical support specialist at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, Florida and Maria Wright, a mother of three children whose primary job is to provide nursing care for medically fragile children who are too sick to enroll in traditional daycare at Pediatria Healthcare.
Aaron’s has been a longtime supporter of Warrick Dunn Charities initiatives and has been contributing home furnishings, appliances and electronics to the Homes for the Holidays program since 1997.