Tour of Friendly House Results in Unexpected Donation from Rent-A-Center

  Tour of Friendly House Results in Unexpected Donation from Rent-A-Center

       Rent-A-Center provides $5,000 donation to unsuspecting nonprofit

Business Wire

PORTLAND, Ore. -- June 13, 2013

Friendly House, a Portland-based nonprofit, today received a $5,000 donation
from Rent-A-Center. The donation is tied to a philanthropic initiative dubbed
Random Acts of Caring. Launched in 2008, the initiative provides unexpected
donations of merchandise and funding to deserving nonprofits across the

Rent-A-Center representatives traveled to Portland ostensibly to tour the
facility. Following the tour, Friendly House was presented with an unexpected
check for $5,000. The funds will be allocated to provide Friendly House’s
children with access to digital resources and educational support.

“We thank Rent-A-Center for helping us acquire the technology we need to help
meet the needs of the children we serve,” said Megan Jolly, development
director for Friendly House.

Since its establishment in 1930, Friendly House has dedicated itself to
creating a safe and welcoming environment for members of the Portland
community. From its academic after-school program for children to its wide
range of classes and workshops for senior citizens, Friendly House provides a
variety of services that positively impact its members.

“This marks our 92^nd Random Act of Caring, and we’re ecstatic to award
Friendly House with this donation,” said Nicole Pope, public affairs
coordinator for Rent-A-Center. “They have created such a remarkable atmosphere
for their community, and we wanted to highlight their efforts.”

About Friendly House

Friendly House provides educational, recreational and other life-sustaining
services to the Portland community. Through its tireless efforts, Friendly
House has created both an educational and inviting atmosphere for its
community, working to connect people of all ages and backgrounds.

About Rent-A-Center

Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ: RCII), headquartered in Plano, Texas, operates more
than 3,000 stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The
Company employs over 20,000 coworkers. Learn more at


Xavier Dominicis, 800-275-2696 x 1025
VP Public Affairs
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