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Carr Hardware Marks 93 Years in the Business

As a thank you to its loyal customers, Carr Hardware hosts a “Carr-nniversary” weekend every year to celebrate another year in business and give back to local organizations.

Last Year, the company, which has eight locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, celebrated 93 years in business. The Carr-nniversary celebration included product demonstrations and raffles.

Each location also gave customers the option to round up their purchases during the month of November and sold branded buckets during the anniversary weekend, with all funds raised going to community organizations.

Carr Hardware donated over $7,200 to Avon Gifts of Love, Educational Resources for Children Inc. and the Berkshire Humane Society. Gifts of Love also received buckets of donated food from the stores’ canned food drive.

“I’m proud of our organization for supporting local nonprofits that make a profound impact within the community,” says store manager Thomas Yankura. “We are a community business that believes in giving back; it has been part of our core culture for the past 93 years and always will be.”

Read more Checkout stories about community outreach efforts here, including how Sunshine Ace Hardware helped a local nonprofit with pandemic relief, how J-town Hardware and Rental gave away hundreds of coats at a community coat exchange and how Dawn and Bruce Gregg, owners of three Ace Hardware stores in Spokane, Washington, supported the Heroes Garden at the Spokane Veterans Outreach Center.

 

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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