What do we do?
Companies to Classrooms is a win-win solution for students, teachers, and the environment.
- Students in need are equipped with school supplies at no cost to them, the teacher or the school.
- Teachers select needed items from available inventory and purchase at a significant discount.
- Additional supplies are made available to our public schools without increasing taxes or educational funding.
- Local businesses have an easy way to support education in their community by recycling their reusable waste. Studies have shown that corporate waste totals over 300,000 tons annually, 90% of which is reusable, but it is simply not cost-efficient to locate a secondary user. Though Companies to Classrooms, tons of reusable materials are kept out of our landfills.
We are a 501(c)3 organization and therefore, all donations to Companies to Classrooms are tax-deductible as provided by the law.
Who do we help?
We are a Minnesota-based company and currently support public, private, and parochial schools in Bloomington, Richfield, Shakopee, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, St. Louis Park, Edina and Eden Prairie.
In 2016, we served more than 49,000 students and 2,025 teachers.
It is our goal to support the entire Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area by 2025.
Our report card:
The 2015-2016 school year is over, and we’re pleased to share with you our updated Cumulative Report Card.
- 49,000+ students served
- Over 5,800 teachers served since 2006
- $3,533,012+ estimated value of goods distributed since 2006
- 133,958+ pencils provided for classrooms
- 102,078+ three-ring binders provided for classrooms
- $100-120 average value of supplies per teacher shopping visit
- Percentage of students on free or reduced price lunch program: Bloomington 41%, Richfield 63%, Shakopee 35%, Robbinsdale 50%, and Brooklyn Center 77%, St. Louis Park 35%, Hopkins 37%, Edina 10%, Eden Prairie 20%.
- Corporations throw 300,000 tons of waste away each year-90% of which in reuasable.
- Teachers spend $750 or more of their own money to supplement supplies for students.
- The number of children in poverty in Minnesota has increased 30% in the last several years.