We appreciate donations to our PTO at any time. Every amount helps! Your donations directly fund the many PTO programs that support and enrich our Hardy School community, and are tax-deductible. Donate fee-free here!  The PTO also has Venmo, which charges fees.  


501(c)(3) Donation Receipt Form can be found here.


Make Your Gift Go Further - Corporate Matching


Many companies will match tax-deductible contributions made by their employees and some will provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!


During the 2022-23 school year, Hardy students benefited from more than $4,000 in corporate matching donations. Your extra effort makes an enormous difference!


Your employer’s matching program may require the following information:

  • Charity Name: Hardy Elementary School PTO
  • Description of Charity: The Hardy School PTO strives to enhance our school community by providing enrichment opportunities that benefit the physical, mental, social, cultural and academic education for all children in the Hardy School district.
  • Tax ID (EIN): 20-3201318
  • Address: 52 Lake Street, Arlington, MA 02474
  • Contact Email Address:
  • Web Site:


If your company asks for a letter for matching gifts, please contact and we’ll be happy to provide one. Thanks for your support!

In-Kind Donations / Other Ways to Give


Teacher's wish list can be found here.


*NEW* Everything is Free for Teachers - have something (books, supplies, toys, etc.) you think Hardy faculty might like?  Take a photos and upload it here.  Directions can be found here.



The Annual Hardy Direct Donation Drive


2023/24 Direct Donation Drive Progress


Every year, usually in the fall, the PTO asks Hardy community members directly for voluntary contributions. The Direct Donation Drive allows us to avoid traditional PTO fundraising tasks such as students selling door-to-door and catalog sales.

Support from Hardy families and friends provides essential experiences and supplies for our students and teachers. Donations help pay for field trips, assemblies, teacher grants, facilities improvements, community events, and more.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the annual Direct Donation Drive in the 2023-24 year. As a result of the incredible generosity of the Hardy community, we received 173 donations and raised $30,800! This fundraising effort supports our Hardy students and teachers in a wide variety of ways. Thank you for your support of Hardy students!




Shop-and-Give Programs



Box Tops for Education

Look for the Box Tops logo on products when you grocery shop to earn money for Hardy. 


Download the Box Tops app to scan grocery receipts with Box Tops products and earn credit for Hardy.


Mabel's Labels
Shop for customized labels and other products while supporting Hardy! Order Mabel's Labels products and 20% of your purchase price will be donated to our PTO.
Visit the site and enter "Hardy Elementary Arlington" in the search box to select Hardy's Mabel's Labels program.

 Shop Local!

Maxima Gift Center is gift shop in Capitol Square at 212 Mass Ave. that offers a year-round 5% give-back program and occasional 15% special events for Arlington-area schools, including Hardy. Sign up for the free “My School Program” next time you make a purchase and tell them Hardy is your school.




The Book Rack is a book store in Arlington Center at 13 Medford Street. Donate your used books and ask to apply your donation credit to the Hardy School account. 



YES! Your Eco Source is a local woman-owned retail shop in East Arlington that offers bulk refills for home & personal care essentials -dish soap, laundry detergent, hand soap, body lotion and much more! They also sell a wide variety of reusable versions of products that are typically single use (saran wrap, disposable utensils, etc) as well as alternative packaging for products that usually come in plastic, such as deodorant, toothpaste and lip balm. Additionally, they have a lovely selection of greeting cards (plastic sleeve free, of course!), locally made and fair trade jewelry and gifts.

The Chateau Restaurant in Waltham has graciously agreed to be apart of Hardy's fundraising efforts.



Custom Water Bottle Fundraiser

Thank you to Lake St crossing guard Linda Carella who has offered to provide a $5 donation to the Hardy PTO for each custom Hardy water bottle purchased for $20.  


Please use this google form to make your order and reach out to Linda with any questions.  This fundraiser will run for the month of May.  They make perfect birthday gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, end of year gifts - and they are hard to lose!