APRO Members Larry and Sharron Carrico of Rent One recently donated $5,000 to Kingdom Seeds Ministries (KSM) in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, benefitting local children through various programs emphasizing mentoring, leadership and worship. Through the Great Expectations Foundation, created by the Carrico’s, the donation helped cover expenses for a recent camp run by KSM in, Read More

More than 2,000 teens from across the country gathered in Atlanta on June 23 and 24 for the Boys and Girls Club of America’s 51st Annual Keystone Conference, sponsored by Aaron’s, Inc. The conference builds leadership skills, increase awareness and appreciation of diversity and helps establish positive relationships with their peers from around the, Read More

Ashley Furniture and the Memphis Tigers Football Team recently hosted a Hope to Dream event, giving a new bed set to 100 children in the Memphis area. Each bed set included a twin mattress set, pillow, sheets and comforter. The receiving children were selected through Ashley’s Hope to Dream program and local community partners, Read More

St. Louis-based Rent One will host a BBQ college fundraiser for a longtime friend and APRO scholarship recipient Javontay Moss at Dr. and Marilyn Parks’ Farm on Saturday, June 9, in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Rent One’s Employee Development Director David Keen has been Moss’ Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of American, Read More

APRO member and Premier Rental-Purchase Owner Chad Fosdick participated in Cody Park Concession Stand’s Memorial Day weekend kickoff event on Friday, May 25 in North Platte, Nebraska, by sponsoring the park’s activities. Fosdick sponsored the public event each of the last three years, which features free rides, a petting zoo and face painting. The first year, Read More

Through an ongoing partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing surprised teens last week with a freshly revamped Keystone Teen Center at the Union Street Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester. With input from BGCA, teen members and club officials, Aaron’s associates spent last week, Read More

St. Louis-based Rent One launched its sixth annual Great Expectations Charity of Choice campaign, providing much-needed donations to charities in all of the company’s 10 regions located across the Midwest. Voluntary payroll deductions from Rent One employees were at the heart of the charity drive, with those pooled funds matched by corporate participation as, Read More

Aaron’s, Inc. participated in surprising single mother of two Catherine Echols as part of its partnership with Warrick Dunn Charities Homes for the Holiday program. The program assists single parents as they become first-time homeowners while Aaron’s helps transform the house into a fully furnished home including furniture, food and all the amenities associated, Read More

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, Read More

Rent-A-Center is gearing up for the holidays with customers in mind. The company has launched its “Make Magic Happen” campaign granting wishes to 60 people November 30 to December 14. The products being gifted include Sony Playstations, Dell 17-inch laptops, Ashley sofa and loveseats, Samsung 55-inch TVs and more. “Our customers care most about, Read More