Houston-Based Conn's Also Contributing Over $500,000 to Texas
Charities, Employees Impacted
THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Texas-based furniture and specialty home goods retailer Conn's HomePlus
announced today the start of a toy and book drive campaign to help the
children of Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The program follows
Conn's effort to raise over $500,000 in donations that will go to local
Texas charities as well as impacted employees.
This week, the company's 116 stores were supplied with donation boxes to
collect new toys and books from customers all across its retail
footprint in 14 states. The collected donations will be sent to Houston
for the company to distribute to local nonprofit organizations that
provide recovery services to children and families in all of the
communities affected by Harvey.
"We witnessed firsthand Harvey's devastation in our native city of
Beaumont as well as our current home in Houston," said Norm Miller,
Conn's HomePlus President, CEO and Chairman. "For many families and
kids, their possessions are simply gone. This program is a way to
closely connect people all across the country to the children of Texas
to help lift their spirits."
In the aftermath of Harvey, Conn's temporarily closed its stores in
Beaumont, Corpus Christi and Houston. Miller says despite the stores
closing, its employees and its partners remained engaged — both in Texas
"Immediately after Harvey hit, we heard from our customers, vendors,
employees and friends of the company who wanted to help," said Miller.
"We are very proud of the donations that came in from across the
country, and this new toy and book drive will give the Conn's family
another opportunity to show their support for Texas."
Conn's HomePlus will accept toy and book donations into early December
and will distribute the donated items to families and children in time
for the holiday season.
About Conn's HomePlus
Conn's is a furniture and specialty retailer currently operating in 116
retail locations in 14 states: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Conn's primary product categories include:
Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories
for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both
traditional and specialty mattresses;
Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers,
dishwashers and ranges;
Consumer electronics, including LCD, LED, 3-D and Ultra HD, Blu-ray
players, home theater and portable audio equipment;
Home office, including computers, printers and accessories.
Additionally, Conn's offers a variety of products on a seasonal basis.
Unlike many of its competitors, Conn's provides flexible in-house credit
options for its customers in addition to third-party financing programs
and third-party rent-to-own payment plans. Its in-house credit program
YES MONEY®, gives consumers the ability to purchase
high quality goods at low monthly payments they can afford, even if they
have been turned down elsewhere. The ability to make aspirational items
affordable has led to more than 90 percent of surveyed customers stating
that they would recommend Conn's to family and friends.
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Source: Conn's HomePlus
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