Is your company trying to figure out how to dispose of excess supplies and inventories? Consider donating to Companies to Classrooms (pretty much everything except computer equipment)! Companies to Classrooms is a non-profit organization that supports students and teachers by providing educational supplies free of charge through the operation of a store staffed by volunteers and stocked with recycled or excess supplies and inventories donated by local businesses.
They currently support public, private, and parochial schools in Bloomington, Richfield, and Shakopee with plans to expand to other suburban school districts in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area as funding allows. Operations are funded through financial donations from businesses, individuals, and grants from corporate and private foundations.
Great items to donate include: any school/office supplies, printer paper, electric pencil sharpeners, washable marker sets, colored pencil sets, crayons, filler paper, spiral notebooks, staplers, surplus promotional materials, obsolete letterhead, out-of-date samples, bulk paper, books, etc.
The bottom line – THINK OF COMPANIES TO CLASSROOMS BEFORE THROWING OUT!!!