On Monday, March 21, more than 2,000 Aaron’s managers joined forces with local organizations in Washington D.C. to give back as a part of the 2016 Aaron’s National Managers Meeting. The giving efforts kicked off with a donation event where Aaron's donated furniture to 28 apartments for families who have experienced homelessness. This effort supports Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's efforts to ensure safe, dignified housing for all Washingtonians and end homelessness in the District of Columbia. In addition, Aaron's associates also:
· Partnered with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to refurbish three Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. These clean-up projects are an outgrowth of Aaron's 3-year, $5 million commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America that began last year. The makeovers will include painting, installing furniture, appliances, TVs, sound and gaming systems, mulching and repairing fences to provide safe and welcoming spaces for D.C.-area youth.
· Raised money for the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing at no cost for military families whose loved ones are receiving treatment, and Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation, which provides non-medical, supportive care to children with cancer, and their families.
· Donated blood to INOVA Blood Donor Services.
· Registeredfor Be the Match, the national bone marrow donor program.
· Provided a scholarship to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to students who demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent.