PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today donated computer equipment and software, including nine Acer all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer to The Boys & Girls Club of Collin County. The Collin County Clubhouse is one of four across the nation sharing a total of $100,000 worth of Rent-A-Center funding. The funding is earmarked for the development of “Tech Centers” aimed at providing youth the latest in available technology.
“This donation will bring our education room up to the standards equivalent with the labs the kids use in schools. The donation will improve efficiency and allow our members to complete their homework and conduct research that will benefit them in their studies,” said Zane King, vice president of resource development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County. “We are so grateful to Rent-A-Center for this gift and we look forward to the lasting impact this will have on the Club.”
“We selected The Boys & Girls Club of Collin County in recognition of this organization’s admirable commitment to meeting the needs and improving the lives of this area’s youth,” said Rent-A-Center CEO Robert Davis. “We’re pleased to play a role in equipping tomorrow’s leaders with the resources needed to thrive in a technologically driven world.”
A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, Texas-based Rent-A-Center, Inc. is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality, durable goods such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, under flexible rental-purchase agreements with no long-term obligation. The company operates 2,946 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and 1,460 AcceptanceNOW kiosk locations in third party retail stores across the country. Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc. (previously ColorTyme, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rent-A-Center, is a franchisor of 187 rent-to-own stores. For additional information about Rent-A-Center, please visit www.rentacenter.com.