We rely on the generosity of our supporters to keep our store stocked with items needed by teachers and schools. We accept surplus supplies as well as newly purchased items as donations at Companies to Classrooms.
Donations can be delivered to our warehouse during drop-off hours for free. We also offer a pick up service for donors that are unable to drop off themselves and/or have too large of a donation to make the trip. Please note that Companies to Classrooms must charge a fee for pick-up donations. Fees will depend on your proximity to our warehouse and if the donations can be easily picked up at a loading dock or curb.
$50 – Within 5 Miles of C2C
$75 – Within 10 Miles of C2C (with the exception of downtown Minneapolis & downtown St. Paul)
$100 – Over 10 Miles from C2C & downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul
What supplies do we accept?
We accept any supplies in new or “gently used” condition with the exception of computers and other related equipment.
Backpacks, Pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue bottles, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, composition books, scissors, rulers, pencil boxes/pouches, pink erasers, loose leaf filler paper, 2-pocket folders, compasses, protractors, dry erase markers, board erasers, highlighters, permanent markers, calculators, reading books, nonfiction children’s books
Bulletin board decorations, pocket charts, classrooms décor, reward stickers, educational games/activities, certificates, posters, laminating supplies, laminator, incentives, prizes, rewards
Binder clips, paper clips, rubber bands, clipboards, tape, tape dispensers, staples, staplers, calendars/planners (current), whiteout/correction tape, metal rings, brass fasteners, plastic binding combs, hole punches, rolodex, stamps, push pins, electric pencil sharpeners, label makers, paper shredders, power strips, extension cords, CDs, DVDs, screen cleaner, labels, hanging file tabs, nametags, retractable reels
3-ring binders (1/2” and 1”), paper & file sorters, drawer trays, pencil cups, desktop organizers, tabbed dividers, report folders, page protectors, portfolios, hanging files (colors only), manila file folders, copy holders, magazine holders, bookends, literature holders
Bulletin boards, white boards, easels, chair mats, rugs, recycling bins, rolling office chairs (in great condition), fans, mail sorters, small locking filing cabinets, bookshelves, clocks
Copy paper, colored paper, paper reams, cardstock, construction paper, memo pads, sticky notes, legal pads, graph paper, index cards, journals, poster board, foam core, stationery, greeting cards, blank #10 envelopes, invitation envelopes, mailing envelopes
Computer mouse (USB/wireless), mouse pads, speakers, headphones, office cleaner, Ethernet cords, USB storage drives
Watercolor sets, paint, drawing pencils, drawing pads, canvas, playdoh, clay, aprons, fabric, ribbon, art kits, scrapbooking supplies, protective eyewear, scales, thermometers, timers, stopwatches, magnifying glass, compass, magnets, funnels, small musical instruments
Facial tissue, paper plates, cups, utensils, organizing containers, hand sanitizer, first aid items, flashlights, padlocks, Velcro, tote bags, milk crates, deck of cards, developmental toys, small sports equipment, jump ropes, games, puzzles
What supplies do we need?
There are many high-demand items that students and teachers regularly need, yet Companies to Classrooms rarely receives via donation. We encourage donation of the following items:
- Printer paper
- Electric pencil sharpeners
- Washable marker sets
- Colored pencil sets
- Filler paper
- Spiral notebook – college and wide rule
- Glue – bottles and sticks
- Whiteboard erasers
Items we do not accept:
Due to our limited storage space and inundation of certain items, we are not in need of the following items:
- Used textbooks (published prior to 2010)
- Used curriculum
- Broken or dirty items
- VHS/cassette tapes
- Handmade/homemade worksheets and classrooms materials
- Window envelopes
- Outdated software
- Tube monitors
- Fax machines
- Adding machines