Companies to Classrooms Duluth

Companies to Classrooms Duluth (C2C) is a unique organization addressing two important community issues, educating children and keeping our environment clean.

In the area of education it is dedicated to supporting students and teachers by providing educational supplies free of charge by operating a store stocked with excess supplies and inventories donated by local businesses.

In the area of the environment, our landfill continues to overflow with items that still have some life in them. Rather than paying to have outdated materials hauled to a landfill, businesses can now donate gently used items, help their local community and may realize tax benefits in the process.

How it works:  Local businesses and individuals donate excess supplies and inventories.  Examples of donated materials include office supplies, binders, folders, books, pens/pencils, paper clips, tape dispensers, chairs, tables, file cabinets and more.  All donations are merchandised in a “store.”  C2C is open three afternoons each week, giving teachers and school staff an opportunity to pick up supplies for their classrooms and students, at no cost to them or the school.  It welcomes public, private, and charter school educators from the greater Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin area. 

How you can help:

  • Support C2C Duluth with financial contributions. Your tax-deductible donation will enable this organization to redistribute supplies headed for the landfill into classrooms, strengthening the ties between education and business. Re-use, re-purpose, recycle.  Simple! Your support will be much appreciated, especially by those who benefit the most…the students! 
  • Donate your excess goods and supplies…teachers are creative, so a wide variety of items and materials can be used by students for hands-on learning experiences in the classroom.
  • Volunteer your time and talents to help operate the “free store.”

Get involved

Now that you’ve learned more, the best way to create change is by getting involved! Donate your money or time, find support, and take action. Citizen climate action means a stronger, healthier, more vibrant Duluth!

Learn more and get involved with Companies to Classrooms Duluth.