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Rent-A-Center Cares

RAC Cares

Rent-A-Center provides our hard-working customers with choice and opportunity. Through flexible payment options, we are able to offer worry-free access to products and services that improve quality of life and bring our customers added comfort and convenience.

Our charitable giving efforts are aligned with that same desire to help families thrive. We put our values into action by supporting causes that give families peace of mind and offer children opportunities that will help them reach their potential.

Here's how we work to improve lives in the communities we serve:

Hunger Relief

One in seven people in the U.S. don’t have reliable access to nutritious food, which often serves as a barrier to other opportunities—a devastating reality in virtually every community.
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Since 2002, Rent-A-Center has supported hunger-relief organizations in an effort to put an end to this national crisis. Throughout the year, Rent-A-Center participates in various local and national hunger-relief campaigns to fight hunger close to home and across the country.

Through the work of our store coworkers, our Fill the Fridge campaign raises money for local food banks across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center matches up to $50,000 annually for all donations raised for this effort. Our partnerships with the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Frisco Family Services help fight hunger in the North Texas community. Since 2003, our annual spring fundraisers at the Field Support Center in Plano, Texas, have raised $1.2 million for NTFB. In addition to money, we give our time; our FSC coworkers have volunteered over 1,000 hours to Dallas-area food banks during this annual campaign. We believe everyone should have access to nutritious food, so we sponsor and raise funds for programs that strive to fight hunger and food insecurity.
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Family & Youth Empowerment

At Rent-A-Center, our charitable giving efforts are aligned with the desire to help families thrive.
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We put our values into action by supporting causes that give families peace of mind and offer youth opportunities that will help them reach their full potential. We firmly believe every household deserves the opportunity to be the best it can be, which is why we support organizations that provide family and youth services. We believe in empowering those striving to pursue the American dream. For many, that starts with receiving a good education, mentoring opportunities and family services.

We established the Make A Difference Scholarship through Scholarship America in 2004 to help our customers, their children and our coworkers’ children earn a college degree with the help of financial assistance. We understand earning a college degree can make a huge difference in a person’s life, which is why we are dedicated to enriching the lives of our nation’s youth and providing them with opportunities to receive an education without financial burden.

To date, Rent-A-Center has awarded over $850,000 in scholarships to college students. Through this scholarship program, we have traditionally given away 60 $1,000 scholarships to qualified individuals across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Going forward, Rent-A-Center is committed to awarding $100,000 in scholarships each year.

Every year since 2011, Rent-A-Center coworkers have come together through Junior Achievement’s JA in a Day program to get kids at J.T. Saldivar Elementary School in Dallas excited about learning! Junior Achievement (JA), a non-profit organization, inspires and prepares children to be productive citizens who will positively influence their community.

During JA in a Day, volunteers work side-by-side with teachers for fun, interactive pre-planned activities designed to teach students how all jobs help a community. Coworkers bring their real-world experience into the classroom and become role models for the students who look forward to seeing their RAC “teachers” every year. RAC has built a true legacy supporting J.T. Saldivar Elementary over the years and our volunteers have enjoyed the opportunity to watch the kids grow and develop.

Family Services
Rent-A-Center’s desire to help families in during times of need drives our philanthropic efforts. We are proud to partner with several local and national charity nonprofits throughout the year for various fundraising campaigns and sponsorships.
  • Boys and Girls Club – Since 2003, we have held an annual fundraiser across Rent-A-Center stores, benefiting children facing adversity. In 2021 we have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing a safe place to learn and grow. The latest campaign, Spring for Kids, provides donations to local Boys and Girls Clubs across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, to help children grow and blossom into the people they are meant to be. Rent-A-Center matches the total amount of donations raised in our stores to support this cause.
  • Kids Across America – Our RAC Franchising coworkers have a longstanding partnership with Kids Across America , an organization established to improve the lives of inner-city youth. Each year, kids come together at a camp in Branson, Mo., to connect with mentors and their peers. Beginning in 2020, Rent-A-Center donated $25,000 to KAA’s mission.
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County – Our annual Give-A-Gift campaign benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) during the holidays. We encourage coworkers at our Field Support Center to bring in gifts for children who are less fortunate, so they can experience the magic of the season. Because of our contributions, caregivers are invited to the CACCC Holiday Shop one day during the holidays to pick out toys and gifts for their children. Each year, the CACCC serves nearly 1,000 children in need through its Holiday Shop.
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    Disaster Relief

    Disaster can strike anyone at any time. Rent-A-Center partners with the American Red Cross to provide emergency assistance to families who have lost everything in a disaster.
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    For more than 130 years, the American Red Cross has served millions in the U.S. by making sure they receive the care and comfort they deserve during a time of crisis. Since 2017, Rent-A-Center has donated a total of $110,000 to the American Red Cross, and we are committed to donating $50,000 annually to help them deliver their lifesaving mission nationwide. In addition to monetary donations, our employees routinely roll up their sleeves to donate life-saving blood at both American Red Cross and Carter BloodCare blood drives. The American Red Cross helps transform despair into hope for survivors of devastating disasters, and that’s why we are grateful to donate to the American Red Cross.
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