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Computer Donations to Covenant House Helps Programs Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm


Rent-A-Center, Inc. today donated 10 desktop computers to Covenant House New Jersey. The donation is tied to a philanthropic initiative dubbed “Random Acts of Caring,” launched by Rent-A-Center in 2008.

“The generosity shown by Rent-A-Center is a direct reflection of their values. Our young men and women can now utilize these new computers to advance their educational and vocational pursuits,” said Brian Nelson, South Jersey director of Covenant House.

Covenant House is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth with respect and unconditional love while offering shelter and a wide variety of services. It has been serving homeless and at-risk youth in Atlantic City since 1989. The donated computers will be utilized in the shelter's educational and vocational classroom and in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

“We selected Covenant House in recognition of the organization's important work in meeting the needs and improving the lives of at-risk youth in Atlantic City,” said Xavier Dominicis, vice president of public affairs at Rent-A-Center. “Today's Random Act of Caring marks the 88th act undertaken since Rent-A-Center launched this initiative to support the communities it serves.”

Rent-A-Center, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, currently operates approximately 3,000 company-owned stores nationwide and in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The stores generally offer high-quality, durable goods such as major consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories under flexible rental-purchase agreements that generally allow the customer to obtain ownership of the merchandise at the conclusion of an agreed upon rental period. Learn more at

This article was published on February 15, 2013.