Carr Hardware has always been active in helping its hometown communities the best they can. The locally-owned hardware chain's most recent efforts have paid off in a big way for local Berkshire County schools.
For the past few months, Carr Hardware's "Round-up for the Schools" program gave customers the option to round up the final cost of their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the change going towards purchases of personal protective equipment to three local school districts. In addition, the company offered to match the amount raised According to iBerkshires, their efforts raised $8,500 towards the purchase of PPE equipment for the North Adams, Pittsfield, and Lee school districts.
"We are a community business that believes in giving back, it's just part of our core culture," President of Carr Hardware Bart Raser said. "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." via iBerkshires
Carr Hardware delivered to the three Berkshire County schools districts, dropping off masks, sanitizer, and commercial disinfectant sprayers
"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,"  Pittsfield Superintendent Jason McCandless said. "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." via iBerkshires 
Carr Hardware is reportedly working on plans to hold another campaign in November.
ABC News10 in Albany also ran a feature about the Round-Up Program. Check it out below.
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