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Aaron’s Partners with NFL Star Warrick Dunn, Provides 2 Single Mothers with Furnished Homes

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) partnered with Warrick Dunn Charities (WDC) Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) to fill two new homes with furniture, electronics and appliances as a surprise for two single-parent homeowners last month in celebration of the holiday season.

The WDC HFTH program, sponsored by former NFL star Warrick Dunn, assists single parents in becoming first-time homeowners.

The Nashville home was presented to single mother Carrie and her family. The presentation was also in partnership with Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's Motiv8 Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville.

In Atlanta, Ronyelle and her 5-year-old son were surprised with furnishings and gifts for their home just in time to celebrate Christmas, thanks to the combined efforts of Aaron's, WDC and Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. In partnership with Aaron's and Habitat for Humanity affiliates, WDC provides the materials necessary for long-term stability and the provisions required to make a meaningful impact on the parents and their families. 

"Aaron's is thrilled to be working alongside Warrick Dunn, Marcus Mariota and Habitat for Humanity to provide these families with this surprise during one of the most joyous times of the year," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "Carrie and Ronyelle work hard to provide the best for their children and it's humbling and momentous to be a part of providing them with modern, safe and inviting homes they can truly call their own."   

Carrie is a hardworking mother of five sons. She works the third shift as a forklift operator for a logistics company in the Nashville area. Her longtime dream is to give her children a safe home with enough room for her boys to grow and aspire to promising futures. In Atlanta, Ronyelle worked throughout her pregnancy while pursuing a medical assistant's degree. Her dream is to offer her son a safe and aspirational environment.

"Carrie's and Ronyelle's commitments as single parents to provide their children with the life they deserve make them admirable recipients for our Homes for the Holidays program," said Warrick Dunn. "I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to work alongside Aaron's to bring holiday magic to these commendable and hardworking families."

Aaron's has been a longtime supporter of WDC initiatives and began contributing home furnishings, appliances, and electronics to the Homes for the Holidays program in 2003.

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