Tour Of Friendly House Results In Unexpected Donation From Rent-A-Center

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 country.

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 www.rentacenter.com.

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