Your Rent-A-Center Contract Helps Military Veterans and Their Furry Friends

April 18, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Your Rent-A-Center contract helps support the company's community outreach and giving programs such as Random Acts of Caring, a program that provides unexpected donations of merchandise and funding to deserving nonprofit organizations across the country. For Rent-A-Center's 89th Random Act of Caring, the company made a donation to Paws and Stripes, a Rio Rancho based nonprofit organization.

Rent-A-Center's donation to Paws and Stripes came in the form of fulfilling the organization's entire wish list on Merchandise began to arrive at the Paws and Stripes office at the end of March and includes a variety of necessities such as dog beds, dog food, halti collars, iPads and general office supplies, thanks in part to your Rent-A-Center contract.

"It's like Christmas at the Paws and Stripes office," said Lindsey Stanek, executive director for the organization. "We are so excited to have so much donated to help our program."

Members of the Paws and Stripes team along with veterans and their service dogs welcomed Rent-A-Center representatives to its office on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. for a small ribbon cutting ceremony.

"This marks our 89th Random Act of Caring, and we're thrilled to make this donation to Paws and Stripes. They've engineered a fantastic program that provides support for veterans while also saving the lives of shelter dogs," said Valerie Stokes, public affairs specialist for Rent-A-Center. Your Rent-A-Center contract helps ensure that other deserving community programs like Paws and Stripes will continue to be surprised with much needed donations well into the future.

About Paws and Stripes
Paws and Stripes provides service dogs for wounded U.S. military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. The dogs come only from shelters, and highly trained service dog trainers work with the veteran/dog teams. The dogs and the training are provided to the veteran free of charge. Learn more at

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 about setting up a Rent-A-Center contract for furniture, electronics, appliances, and more at