Aaron’s has been working with former National Football League star Warrick Dunn in presenting four Homes for the Holidays furnishings donations.
A $40,000 commitment by Aaron’s to help first-time homeowners, the donations were a collaboration with Warrick Dunn Charities, a national non-profit that has counted Aaron’s as a supporter for more than 16 years. Homes for the Holidays supports single parents who are actively working to help themselves through first-time homeownership. The houses, built and financed through Habitat for Humanity, come with a surprise from the Home for the Holidays program when the families that will occupy them discover they are fully furnished and stocked thanks to Aaron’s, with Warrick Dunn Charities contributing down-payment assistance.
Aaron’s noted that it made the donations, with precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in place, to families in Pleasantville, IA, Snellville, GA, Spartanburg, SC and Concord, NC. Ryan Jumonville provided additional support for the Iowa and Georgia homes while the Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee sponsored the projects in South Carolina and North Carolina. Aaron’s has partnered with Dunn for over 16 years in his drive to help single mothers inspired by his mom, a single parent and police officer who was killed off-duty when Dunn was 18.
“Even during a global pandemic, Warrick Dunn and his team are an inspiration, as their tireless work allows these families to proudly call themselves homeowners,” said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron’s. “This partnership benefits single parents everywhere, and Aaron’s is honored to help give these deserving families the support they need to truly own the life they want.”