For more than a decade, the APRO Charitable Foundation has annually provided scholarships to rent-to-own professionals and their families. APRO members have contributed generously to the APRO Scholarship Fund – awarding 418 scholarships totaling $940,750 to date – empowering students connected with RTO to pursue college degrees and successful futures. Rylee Smith and her, Read More

APRO member Cleek’s Home Furnishings/Rental & Sales recently prepared 600 backpacks for children of customers who come into stores. Home office workers Kim Nolte and Heather Cleek organized and filled each backpack with some school supplies, along with a flyer for Boy Scouts of America, which partnered with Cleek’s on the giveaway. “We know,, Read More

APRO member SKC Enterprises Inc., dba Rent One is having a busy summer – with a new employee event focused on charitable giving, a new internal incentive program focused on client retention, and an awesome trip to Nashville for the Missouri-based company’s top (and over!) achievers. Charity Week Rent One is debuting its first, Read More

“Tiger” John Cleek – partner and president of Missouri-based Cleek’s Home Furnishings/Rentals & Sales, former APRO President, and RTO icon – recently revealed he has been diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative, incurable, and lethal neuromuscular disease. “I was diagnosed just over a year ago,” Tiger shared. “I suffered a couple of stumbling falls around, Read More

Misty and Brian Grow of Growby’s LLC, dba Growby’s RTO recently helped host the 8th Annual Dumon McCain Memorial Ride in Bedford, Indiana, a motorcycle ride and event fundraiser held annually to benefit a child and family in need. This year’s event raised $10,191 for Colton Laird and his family of Paoli, Indiana, and, Read More

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