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.


When: Wednesday, June 20th
6:30-7:30 pm

Where: Plum Borough Community Library

Let’s Move! Family ZUMBA Party 

When: Saturday, June 30
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Our participation in this program is made possible by McSwigan Family Foundation

Bookmaking at Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

When: Tuesday, July 10
1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

After Dark: Potterfest

Visit our wand-making station at this adult-only, after-hours event! Must be 21+
When: Friday, July 13
6:00-9:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
*Event runs from 6:00-10:00 pm*
When: Saturday, July 14
2:00-6:00 pm
Where: Northside – Allegheny Commons East Park

*Festival runs from July 13-14*

Join us for our monthly Creative Conundrum Lab, this iteration features a special guest! Check back for more details closer to the event.
When: Sunday, July 15
3:00-5:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Support for this program is generously provided by McSwigan Family Foundation

When: Tuesday, July 17
1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Andrew Bayne Memorial Library

Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Night

When: Thursday, July 26

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Ten Thousand Villages, Squirrel Hill

Visit our wand-making station at this after-hours family night event! All ages welcome.
When: Friday, July 27
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

*Event Runs 6:00-9:00 pm*

Reuse-a-Palooza at Whitehall Library

When: Tuesday, July 31
1:30-2:30 pm
Where: Whitehall Library