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 11:30 AM-5:30 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.

Special Events:

Closing Reception: Unfurl, Oreen Cohen
When: Friday, October 19
4:00-6:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Our Annual tactical crafting challenge is back! Get your craft on at the craft off. Tickets available here.

When: Tuesday, October 30
7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation

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.

When: Wednesday, November 14
6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

Family Fall Festival

We’ll be busting out some craft supplies for the latter half of this FUN, FREE, FAMILY event! Show up when the event starts at 12 to partake in other fun activities like bobbing for apples and face painting!

When: Saturday, October 20
2:00 -6:00 pm
Where: Kenny’s

Westmoreland Big Art Party Goes Green: Celebrating the Great Outdoors
When: Saturday, October 20
6:00-11:00 pm
Where: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Creative Conundrum Lab: October!

Join us for the Halloween edition of this free crafting event!

When: Sunday, October 21
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Support for this program is generously provided by the McSwigan Family Foundation

2018 Rail~Volution Conference
When: Sunday, October 21-Wednesday, October 24
Where: Wyndham Grand, Downtown Pittsburgh

Kelly Strayhorn Theater 10th Annual Halloween Mayhem
When: Saturday, October 27
12:00-3:00 pm
Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Support for this program is generously provided by the McSwigan Family Foundation

Crafts for Clean Air: 21+ Night

During 21+ Night, participants will hear a presentation from GASP about the effects of air pollution on athletes as they create a craft of their choice. Beer and snacks provided! Space is limited so get your tickets today!

When: Thursday, November 8
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse