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Volunteer checking out a teacher shopping at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about shopping at C2C, volunteering with us, or donating. 

Answers to your Questions

Everything you need to know so you can shop, volunteer, or donate with ease. 

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How do I sign up to shop at C2C? 

Companies to Classrooms, Duluth is open for shopping by appointment only. You must create an account with us before you can sign-up to shop. This will help us streamline your experience. Watch this video to learn how to create an account, sign up to shop, and cancel/reschedule your appointment. 

Once you create an account, you can schedule a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday* shopping appointment. We are closely following state and local safety regulations. All shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.


Please make sure to bring your school ID, mask, and reusable bag to your shopping appointment.

*We are open the second Saturday of each month. 


How do I cancel my shopping appointment?

If you are unable to make it to your shopping appointment, you can cancel or reschedule your appointment online. Follow these steps, or watch this video to learn how to reschedule/cancel your appointment. 

  1. Sign into your C2C Account.

  2. Click on "My Shopping Appointments."

  3. On the right-hand side of the screen, choose the "Reschedule" button. Alternatively, you can click the dropdown arrow and choosing "Cancel."

  4. If you have any questions, please call us at 218-800-9810 and leave us a message.


How often can I shop? 

You may shop at the C2C store once per month. We are open 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.


How many items can I take? 

Each month, you may shop at the C2C store for up to 15 items at no charge. For example, one item may be 4 dozen pencils, 100 sheets of paper, or an office chair or file cabinet. 

C2C encourages teachers to bring their own reusable bag to shop at the store. 


Who is eligible to shop? 

We serve teachers from 15 different school districts: Barnum, Carlton, Cloquet, Culver, Duluth, Esko, Floodwood, Hermantown, Proctor, Solon Springs, Superior, Two Harbors, Northwestern Wisconsin, Willow River and Wrenshall.

Those eligible to shop at C2C are PreK-12 classroom teachers and specialists licensed by the Department of Education in: 

  • Public schools

  • Charter

  • Private

  • Parochial

  • Headstart

  • Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

  • Learning Readiness

  • Boys' & Girls' Club

  • Lincoln Park Families & Children's Collaborative

  • Duluth Community School Collaborative ​

Unfortunately, the following groups of people are ineligible to shop at C2C: 

  • College student teachers

  • Minnesota Reading Corps

  • Paras, aides, tutors, day care employees, bus drivers, secretaries

  • Childcare centers

  • AmeriCorps

  • For-profit preschools

  • Substitute teachers (unless teaching for over one month, they can shop with a note from their principal)


How can I get involved with C2C?

Companies to Classrooms, Duluth (C2C) is a unique all-volunteer run nonprofit organization that is starting its tenth year. Here are a few ways you can get involved with us: 

  • Donate physical classroom supplies (please refer to our donation guidelines).

  • Offer a financial contribution.

  • Volunteer a few hours of your day at the C2C store.

  • Set C2C as your non-profit charity while ordering through Smile.Amazon

  • Financially sponsor C2C for one month

  • Spread the word about C2C to your colleagues, friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. 


What kinds of things can I donate? 

We stock our free store with new and gently-used office supplies and furniture donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Please refer to our donation guidelines for a list of items we can and cannot accept.

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.

Colorful paper clips in a tin container at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

We hope to see you soon!

Once you complete the annual teacher registration process, please sign up for an appointment time to shop at the C2C store. We are closely following state and local safety regulations. All shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing.

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