Teacher shopping at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

Donation Guidelines

Thank you for thinking of Companies to Classrooms Duluth for your donation! We are a 501©3 nonprofit with a mission to enrich education by providing free repurposed and new materials to teachers to use in their classrooms while simultaneously providing companies, organizations, and individuals an alternative to discarding their gently used office supplies into landfills.

Items of Need

All donations are merchandised in our free store. C2C is open two afternoons each week (and the second Saturday of each month, September-May), giving licensed teachers an opportunity to pick up supplies for their classrooms and students, at no cost to them or schools. 

Our current list of most needed items are: 

  • Bookends

  • Bookcases

  • Books - esp. preschool and early readers

  • Bulletin boards (any size)

  • Calculators (only hand-held solar & in good working order)

  • Cardstock (white & all colors)

  • Chairs (office type with wheels, in good condition, no side chairs please)

  • Clipboards

  • Colored pencils

  • Composition books (both wide and college rule)

  • Crayons - Crayola brand 24-count

  • Dry erase/wet erase markers, erasers, cleaner

  • Erasers

  • File cabinets (only 2 drawer & in good condition)

  • Filler paper (both wide-rule and college rule)

  • Financial donations (tax deductible!)

  • Folders (2 pocket, all colors and no printing on the front)

*Espeically appreciated items are in bold

  • Glue sticks - Washable

  • Index cards (3x5, both lined and unlined)

  • Markers (Crayola washable, broad line)

  • Paper punches (single-hole and 3-hole punch)

  • Pencil boxes

  • Post Its (with no printing/pictures)

  • Printer paper - reams of white

  • Rubber bands (assorted sizes)

  • Rulers

  • Scissors (children's Fiskars, blunt or pointed; also adult scissors)

  • Spiral notebooks (college rule and wide rule) - 70 pages

  • Stacking trays for files/paper

  • Staplers, staples

  • Tape (Scotch tape, masking tape)

  • Tape dispensers

  • Tennis balls (used or new)

  • White boards (any size) & spray cleaner

  • White Out or Liquid Paper

Donate Online

Make a financial donation online to help teachers and students. Your donation will allow teachers to have a consistent source of classroom supplies. 

Donate In-Store

We accept donations only on the second Saturday of each month, September - May, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.

Items We Cannot Accept

We greatly appreciate your desire to donate to C2C and know that you may have gone to a lot of trouble to deliver your donation. However, C2C cannot accept the following donation items: 

  • 3-ring binder (only 1-1/2" to 2" size please - without lettering on front or spine) - have plenty now

  • Adult books (fiction & non-fiction)

  • Binder clips (metal, variety of sizes) - have plenty

  • Board games

  • Book covers

  • Bulletin board decorations or borders (have plenty)

  • Calendar pictures
    Carpet samples (small size peferred for tiny kids) - have plenty now

  • Cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes

  • Computers, keyboards, monitors, printers, printer ink cartridges, speakers, cords, adding machines, overhead projectors

  • Craft misc. 

  • Electronics of any sort

  • Envelopes (have plenty)

  • File folders (have plenty)

  • Games, toys, stickers

  • Glue - liquid

  • Greeting cards

  • Hanging files (have plenty)

  • Highlighters (have plenty)

  • Holiday decorations

  • Household items (fabric, mugs, vases, plastic flowers, etc.)

  • Legal size folders, accordion files, hanging files

  • Page protectors (have plenty)

  • Paint

  • Paper clips (have plenty)

  • Pens and pencils (have plenty)

  • Pocket charts (have plenty)

  • Posters (have plenty)

  • Puppets (due to possible insect/allergy issues)

  • Puzzles (boxes with cardboard pieces)

  • Stampers/stamp pads

  • Staple removers (have plenty)

  • Storage containers for magazines/periodicals

  • Stuffed animals (see puppets above)

  • Teacher curriculum books, textbooks

  • Tote bags, lunch boxes, knapsacks

Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

How can I donate?

We accept physical donations only on the second Saturday of each month, September - May, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.

We also accept checks made out to Companies to Classrooms Duluth and sent to P.O. Box 3573, Duluth, MN 55803

Where is C2C?

C2C is physically located at 901 E. 11th Street, Duluth. It is the former Grant Community Recreation Center.  We are located on E. 11th St. between Peace Church and Myers-Wilkins Elementary School. Free parking is available on E. 11th St. directly in front of the building or in front of the adjacent playground. Currently there is one step up into the store on our front porch, so technically we are not handicapped-accessible. This is important to us and we’re in the process of having a ramp constructed.  

Our usual hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., September-May.

Duluth, Minnesota
Teacher and two volunteers at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

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Send us an email: c2cduluth@gmail.com

Give us a call: (218) 800-9810

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What our teachers say...

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Carlton Title One Teacher

I love Companies to Classrooms! I utilize everything I’ve gotten from the organization, from file cabinets to pencils. It’s tough, as teachers, to pay for materials our kids need out of our pockets. I’m so thankful for C2C and their donors for providing us this valuable resource, plus it’s planet friendly!