ATLANTA, May 4, 2019 — Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing, surprised Las Vegas teens last Wednesday with a freshly remodeled Keystone Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Southern Highlands Unit.
Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and input from the teen members, Aaron’s associates and Club officials worked throughout the week decorating and furnishing the Club’s multipurpose space. Local Aaron’s associates and Club officials revealed the new space, which is now equipped with new technology, sectionals, tables and chairs, sound systems and fresh paint. Teens chose the special Sherwin-Williams™ paint colors for the room: Humorous Green, Dignity Blue, Marigold, Evening Shadow and Something Blue. The teens can enjoy the redesigned areas dedicated to leadership development, study, lounging and games.
“With this contribution, Aaron’s hopes to inspire the members of the Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club to reach higher and achieve their dreams while becoming community leaders,” said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron’s, Inc. “Our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America allows us to continue our commitment to giving back to communities across the country.”
In September 2018, the Aaron’s Foundation renewed its national partnership with the BGCA. The continued partnership supports the Keystone Club, BGCA’s premier national teen leadership and character program, for an additional three years with a $5 million commitment. This follows the 2015 Aaron’s Foundation’s three-year national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Keystone Program, helping underserved teens ages 14-18 develop their character and leadership skills in hopes of helping them reach their potential and creating positive change in the community.
“This refresh will provide an indispensable boost for our deserving teen members who work hard to give back to the local community,” said Andy Bischel, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. “We’re grateful for Aaron’s continued support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and their commitment to help young people learn to grow and succeed.”
Over the past five years, Aaron’s has performed 36 makeovers at Teen Centers in cities such as Atlanta, Cincinnati, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Memphis and San Antonio. The Southern Highlands Unit makeover was made possible by Aaron’s in-kind donation of furniture, electronics and appliances valued at $24,000, and the hard work of the company’s associates.