Carr Hardware, which operates stores in Pittsfield, Lee, Lenox, Great Barrington, and North Adams in Massachusetts and in Avon and Enfield in Connecticut, says that the success of its “Round-up for the Schools” campaign, in combination with the company's match, was able to provide and donate Monday over $8,500 worth of personal protective equipment to three local school districts.

Carr Hardware started the program at the end of August offering customers the option to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar and Carr would match those dollars 100%. Carr Hardware also had change collection jars stationed at all locations for customers to donate. With the Carr Hardware match and the generosity of their customers, they purchased much needed personal protective equipment, including masks, sanitizer, and commercial disinfectant sprayers to donate to the three local school districts.

We are a community business that believes in giving back, it’s just part of our core culture. Our kids and schools need our help more than ever and school safety is paramount. We are thrilled to be in a position to do our part and appreciative of the generosity of our customers who supported our teachers and our students. ~ Bart Raser, President of Carr Hardware


Three School Districts signed up to participate : North Adams Public Schools, Lee Public Schools and Pittsfield Public Schools.

Lee Superintendent Michael Richard commented...

The Round-Up Campaign that Carr Hardware engaged in this year was amazing! The support dedicated to our community, and others in the area, is remarkable. The efforts of Carr Hardware is what distinguishes their stores from others; they truly care about the communities that they serve! Our students, staff, and families will all benefit from this extraordinary donation. Thank you!



Pittsfield Superintendent of Schools, Jason McCandless was also grateful for the effort...

The Pittsfield Public Schools are so grateful to our neighbors at Carr Hardware for supporting our schools in yet another way through the Round-Up Program. Carr Hardware has been there for the Pittsfield Public Schools and its students in so many ways over the decades, and we thank the Raser family and the whole Carr Hardware family for once again being there for children of Pittsfield.


Bart Raser from Carr Hardware and Jason McCandless Superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools


North Adams Superintendent, Barbara Malkas had this to say...

We are so thankful to our community partners at Carr Hardware for supporting our schools.

Bart Raser and Claudia from Carr Hardware Delivering Donations to the North Adams School District

Carr Hardware says it is now working on plans to hold another campaign in November.

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