Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.

We operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location. We also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self. We see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all.

Donation Policy: 

Thanks for choosing reuse! We’re excited to get your donation into the creative hands in our community. Please check our Donation Guide here for acceptable materials before you continue.

Just one box?

We’re happy to accept a single box of donations from you any day of the week between 10:30 AM-6:30 PM. Please be aware that we cannot accommodate walk-in donations of more than one box. Please do not leave donations outside our door. Unfortunately, any materials left outside must be thrown away.

More than one box?

If you have more than one box of donations, we can easily schedule an appointment with you so we can prepare for your donation. The best way to make an appointment is to fill out the form here or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

For more information on how to donate materials to Creative Reuse, please go to our Materials Donation page here.

General Policy:

No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate. We believe that everyone deserves to be supported, respected, and safe.


You can now buy Creative Reuse gift cards (or e-Cards) online! Buy and send them instantly. Buy some here.

And . . .

Starting January 2, 2019 we’ll be open from 10 AM – 7 PM. That’s two more hours of treasure hunting every day!

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

When: Saturday, March 2
1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Assemble

During this orientation session, we will talk about Creative Reuse’s history, mission, and values. We will also talk about what volunteering at Creative Reuse programs entails, and share a taste of what that experience is actually like. Please fill out this form prior to attending the event. If you have copies of your child clearances please bring them to the event. 
When: Thursday, March 7
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

We’ll be at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Annual Empty Bowls Dinner this year! Come make your own lunch bags and boxes with us and enjoy many other activities while you support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest!
When: Sunday, March 10
1:00-6:00 pm
Where: Rodef Shalom

March Creative Conundrum Lab (with a special guest!)

Join us in our workshop area for a FREE workshop that is open to all ages.  This event’s Creative Conundrum will feature a surprise special guest!
When: Sunday, March 17
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse
Support for this event is generously provided by the McSwigan Family Foundation