Two volunteers helping a teacher at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

What We Do

Companies to Classrooms Duluth (C2C) is dedicated to supporting students and teachers by providing classroom supplies free of charge. We do this through the operation of a “free-store” stocked with new and gently-used items donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals.

How does it work?

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 at no cost to them or the school. 

With a school ID, teachers can come once a month and shop for up to 15 items. If a teacher does not have an I.D. yet or a note from their principal, they can: 

  • Use their phone to show their name/directory profile on their school website

  • Present a pay stub with their school identified as their place of employment 

  • Shop one time only, but teachers must bring a note from their principal the next they they shop. 

Teachers, please sign up for an appointment time to shop at the C2C store. Please note that this is your appointment start time; teachers are welcome to shop as long as they like. C2C encourages teachers to bring their own reusable bag to shop at the store.  

We are closely following state and local safety regulations. All shoppers are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. We look forward to seeing you! 

Teacher shopping and volunteers straightening up shelves at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.
Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

How to Sign Up to Shop at C2C

Step 1. 

Register

Please create an account with us before you sign up to shop.

Step 2. 

Schedule

Choose an appointment start time. You are welcome to shop as long as you like. 

Step 3.

 

Shop

Don't forget to bring along your school ID, mask, and reusable shopping bag. We are located at 901 E. 11th St. Duluth, MN

 
Two volunteers helping a teacher shop at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

We serve licensed 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.

PARAS, AIDES, CLERICAL STAFF, AND CHILD CARE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO SHOP.  SHOPPERS MUST BE LICENSED TEACHERS PreK-12th GRADE OR LICENSED SPECIALISTS. THANK YOU.

Who can shop?

Eligible to Shop

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 ​

Ineligible to Shop

Unfortunately, those ineligible to shop at the C2C store include the following: 

  • 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)

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.

Companies to Classrooms Duluth is located in the former Grant Community Recreation Center.
Mary Streufert (left) checks in a teacher (right) at Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.

For more information please subscribe to our email newsletter, follow us on Facebook, or contact us via email or phone. 

Send us an email: c2cduluth@gmail.com

Give us a call: (218) 800-9810

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What our teachers say...

Teacher shopping in the book section of Companies to Classrooms, Duluth.
Companies to Classrooms Duluth logo

Duluth K-8 Teacher

The staff has been incredibly helpful and make the whole experience enjoyable. They are so nice and knowledgeable!