Carr Hardware’s round-up success
More than $8,500 worth of personal protective equipment has been donated to three Massachusetts school districts, thanks to the efforts of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Carr Hardware.
The retailer’s “Round-up for the Schools” campaign kicked of back in August by offering customers the option to round-up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Carr sweetened the deal by matching those dollars 100%.
“We are a community business that believes in giving back, it’s just part of our core culture,” said Bart Raser, president of Carr Hardware. “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.”
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, the retailer purchased protective equipment, including masks, sanitizer, and commercial disinfectant sprayers to donate to the three local school districts. The products were donated this week to North Adams Public Schools, Lee Public Schools and Pittsfield Public Schools.
Carr Hardware says it is planning another charitable campaign in November, details of which to be announced later.