We build Pittsburgh’s creative infrastructure by operating a magical  SHOP where artists, teachers, and everyone else can get materials they need for their projects, and by offering hands-on creative PROGRAMS, both at our center and around the region.

Donation Policy: 

We can accept a single box of donations 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.

If you have more than one box of donations you’ll need to make an appointment so we can prepare for your donation. The easiest way to make an appointment is to fill out our online form at www.pccr.org/donate or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

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Join us at Allegheny Wine Mixer for a night of Creative Reuse fun! There will be raffles, a silent auction, a pin-making station and of course, food and drink specials!

When: Friday, July 28th

5:00-8:00 pm

Where: Allegheny Wine Mixer



Summer Craftea- Reuse-a-Palooza Plus!

We’re helping Penn Hills Libray re-purpose their excess craft supplies. Please join us for crafting, conversation, and goodies. The cost of the class is $10- all materials provided. Please contact Janet by phone (412-795-3507) or by email (phlibrary@einetwork.net)if you have any questions.

Space is limited so please register with Penn Hills Library in advance!

When: Saturday, July 29th

1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Penn Hills Library, Community Room

Many as One Drop-in Design Workshop with Tereneh Mosley

Join us for the second in a series of hands-on, engaging workshops where you can create alone or in collaboration with friends. Utilize various materials from Creative Reuse to create art, apparel, and jewelry to adorn the body.

Be inspired, adventurous, creative – we will provide a mix of fabric, textiles, finishings (threads, buttons, etc), photographs, magazines, papers, and jewelry bits and pieces to create whatever your head, heart, and hands dream up. Free, but donations appreciated.

When: Wednesday, July 29th

2:00-6:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

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We’re having a fundraiser at Mad Mex! Join us for a free drink, fajita buffet, and silent auction. All the proceeds from the event will benefit Creative Reuse’s programming

**Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased here**

When: Tuesday, August 1st

7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Mad Mex in Shadyside


Re:Maker Marble Runs

We bring some of our funnest and wackiest materials to our Marble Run Playshop! The goal is to move your marble from Point A to Point B by building a track out of tubes, foam, funnels, gizmos and all manner of thingamajigs. The result is a Rolling Ball Sculpture, a piece of kinetic art! In this week-long camp, we introduce Physical Science topics such as energy, gravity, friction and simple machines. This makes for a great collaborative activity that involves lots of tinkering and problem-solving.

**Make sure to register in advance! Register here**

When: Monday, August 21-Friday, August 25

9:00-10:30 am

Where: Lauri Ann West Community Center

Re:Maker Dioramas

Our Dioramas workshop is all about creating miniature worlds with reclaimed materials! Making dioramas involves learning building techniques, thinking about scale and exploring themes. These themes can range from creating animal habitats, practicing interior design, curating a miniature art museum or planning an earth-friendly empty lot. This workshop produces a lot of creativity and imagination!

**Make sure to register in advance! Register here**

When: Monday, August 21-Friday, August 25

10:45 am-12:15 pm

Where: Lauri Ann West Community Center