ST. ALBANS, W. Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sept. 19, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today announced a donation of computer equipment and software, including nine Lenovo all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer, to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of St. Albans, one of four clubs 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.
"Rent-A-Center's computer donation will allow us to provide increased access to computers and the internet to the children and teens we serve who may not otherwise have access to these resources," said Jessica Hudson, St. Albans Boys & Girls Club Director. "Technological resources are vital to opening doors educationally, and this donation will certainly help us to do that."
"We selected The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of St. Albans in recognition of this organization’s admirable commitment to meeting the needs and improving the lives of the youth of St. Albans," said Xavier Dominicis, vice president of public affairs at Rent-A-Center. "We’re pleased to play a part in equipping tomorrow’s leaders with the resources needed to thrive in a technologically driven society."
Rent-A-Center, headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. The Company employs over 21,000 coworkers. Learn more at www.rentacenter.com.
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