APRO Member Gopal Reddy – President and CEO of Action Development Corp., dba Aaron’s – and his wife Tulasi recently contributed $10,000 of their own money to the Central Illinois Foodbank, to help their hungry neighbors this holiday season. The Reddys – who own and operate seven Aaron’s stores in the Central Illinois area, Read More

Rental Concepts LLC dba RNR Tire Express in Springfield, Missouri, along with manufacturer Nexen Tire, recently held its You’re a Rockstar New Car Giveaway, honoring a local breast-cancer survivor with a brand-new 2020 Buick Encore outfitted with Nexen tires from RNR. Carrie Renee Hodge was chosen as the grand-prize winner from more than a, Read More

Misty and Brian Grow of Growby’s LLC, dba Growby’s RTO, an ARPO member, along with other organizers, held the seventh annual Dumon McCain Memorial Ride. The fundraiser benefited three-year-old Easton Ritchison and his family, with $9,000 raised. Recipient, Easton Ritchison, was diagnosed at birth with cri-du-chat syndrome, a chromosomal condition from a missing piece, Read More

APRO member Easy 2 Own Furnishings, located in Bluffton, South Carolina, presented APRO Charitable Foundation Scholarship recipient, AJ Kestler, his award and check. Easy 2 Own Furnishings Owner, Michael Bennett, presented AJ with his award. Easy 2 Own Furnishings manager, Ed Kestler, gave his son, AJ, his award. AJ graduated from River High School, Read More

The Kansas Rental Dealers Association donated $5,000 to help kids across Kansas. The donation was made to Food-4-Kids, which provides food to kids who need it. Angela Strong-McCool, President of the Kansas Rental Dealers Association, noticed an increase in vehicles waiting in line for food at schools in her hometown. She decided to see, Read More

As any member of APRO would know, access to some of the most common household items can affect the quality of life for a customer and potentially impact their future. A computer for school homework for a student, a mattress for that single mother of two or a working refrigerator for a family, are becoming more, Read More

For more than a decade, APRO’s Education Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the association’s Scholarship Fund – awarding 357 scholarships totaling $830,750 to date – to help students connected with RTO pursue their college degrees. Amarah Howard, a first-year student attending Kent, Read More

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with its most devastating earthquake in a century. The 6.4 magnitude quake, which was followed by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock, collapsed homes, caused an island-wide power outage and affected thousands of lives, including that of longtime APRO member and owner of Dial RTO Daniel Singh. “The past few, Read More

APRO member Aaron’s, Inc. and its divisions Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing, joined forces this fall with former NFL greats Kurt Warner and Warrick Dunn to provide furnishings for seven “Homes for the Holidays” surprise presentations, representing a $70,000  commitment to help first-time homeowners. The donations came in collaboration with Warrick Dunn Charities and Kurt Warner’s First Things First Foundation, two organizations that have counted on Aaron’s as a critical supporter, Read More

The Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA) continues making this holiday season much brighter for families in need. In Springfield, MRDA members from All American Rental and Sales, along with National TV Sales & Rental, worked with the international humanitarian-relief organization Convoy of Hope. Volunteers spent their time packing up bags of food for shipment to North Carolina where the, Read More