HOUSTON,– Continuing its mission of positively impacting local non-profit organizations in communities it serves, specialty retailer Conn’s HomePlus (NASDAQ: CONN), in conjunction with partner, LG, donated approximately $7,000 in appliances to transform the laundry facilities at First Light – the only shelter in downtown Birmingham offering emergency shelter for homeless women and families 24-hours a day. The special donation, made through the brand’s charitable arm, Conn’s Cares, included five (5) washer/dryer pairs and toiletry gift bags for residents.
“Conn’s HomePlus believes in giving back, and the Conn’s Cares program provides a platform to make a difference in local communities by working with deserving organizations like the First Light shelter,” said Eddie Combs, CMO of Conn’s HomePlus. “We are proud to support First Light and the important work this organization does on behalf of Birmingham’s women and children.”
With the mission to end homelessness for women and children in the Birmingham community, First Light provides nightly shelter, housing and supportive services to women and their families.
“First Light is completely surprised and humbled by this wonderful donation,” said Ruth G. Crosby, executive director of First Light. “The Conn’s HomePlus contribution will improve our laundry facility with upgraded appliances to streamline laundering for the women and children we serve. Being able to launder one’s clothes every week is just one of many components leading to stabilizing a life in crisis. This generous gift will touch up to a thousand women’s lives in a year.”
Through initiatives facilitated via Conn’s Cares, the Conn’s HomePlus philanthropic arm, more than $780,000 in funds and products have been extended to local, community-based third-party charitable organizations since 2017.
About Conn’s, Inc.
Conn’s HomePlus is a specialty retailer currently operating 135 retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
The Company’s primary product categories include:
- Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses;
- Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges;
- Consumer electronics, including LED, OLED, QLED, Ultra HD, and internet-ready televisions, gaming consoles, home theater and portable audio equipment; and
- Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.
Additionally, Conn’s HomePlus offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis. Unlike many of its competitors, Conn’s HomePlus provides flexible in-house credit options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs and third-party lease-to-own payment plans.