Philanthropy

Rent-A-Center Encourages Volunteerism With a Day at Frisco Food Pantry

Forty Rent-A-Center employees recently devoted six volunteer hours to Frisco Family Services food pantry. In teams of three, the group took inventory of the entire food pantry.

This is just one of many charitable efforts encouraged by RAC. In May, the company held a month-long fundraiser for the North Texas Food Bank dubbed “RAC Around the Clock to Stop Hunger.”

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Rent-A-Center Surprises Single Mom with Furniture and Appliances

A single mom in North Texas recently got the surprise of her life thanks to Rent-A-Center. Leilani Ferguson, 37, received a kitchen, living room, and laundry room makeover, courtesy of the nation’s largest rent-to-own operator.

Ferguson was chosen to receive new LG appliances and Ashley Furniture by Frisco Family Services, a nonprofit that helps families faced with hunger, abuse, and homelessness become self-sufficient, thriving members of the community.

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Rent-A-Center Awards $60,000 in Scholarships to 60 U.S. Students

Rent-A-Center has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 60 high school and undergraduate students across the country, as part of the Make-A-Difference Scholarship Program. Twenty recipients were coworker dependents, while the remaining 40 were either customers of Rent-A-Center or their children.

Scholarships were awarded based on a number of factors, including academic and non-academic accomplishments, community activities, work experience, and educational and career goals. There were 250 applications.

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Rent-A-Center Gives Back

Rent-A-Center Employees Donate Toys to Give-A-Gift

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County in Texas is on a mission to provide safety, healing and justice for children across the community who are victimized by abuse or neglect. They work in collaboration with law enforcement and Child Protective Services to help more 3,300 children and their families each year, free of charge.

During the holidays, the Children’s Advocacy Center works with the community to provide hundreds of holiday gifts to these abused and neglected children. Through our Give-A-Gift campaign, Rent-A-Center coworkers were able to spread some of our holiday cheer by donating over $1,000 in cash and piling hundreds more presents under our tree. We’re honored to be able to partner with CACCC and bring holiday happiness to children and families across our community.

Help Fight Hunger With Rent-A-Center This September


Back in 2009, Rent-A-Center started Soup to Nuts, a humble in-store effort to collect cans of soup and jars of peanut butter for Americans struggling to balance the costs of housing, health care, clothing, transportation, and more. The inaugural program became a national store-based fundraising campaign aimed at helping food banks, and in the years since its inception, Rent-A-Center patrons have made a huge difference. Last year, stores raised $50,000 that was distributed to food banks across 39 regions. And in the last three years, Rent-A-Center has donated more than $180 million toward fighting hunger—but there’s plenty of room to do more.Read Story

Rent-A-Center Team Members Help Feed Millions of Families

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Each year since 2003, Rent-A-Center team members at the company’s Texas headquarters have campaigned on behalf of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) to help fight hunger at the local level. In 2013, NTFB recognized RAC as Corporate Innovator of the Year for its creative mix of campaign programming, which has raised more than $625,000 for NTFB to date — the equivalent of providing 1.8 million meals to families in North Texas.

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