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.


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. Creative Education volunteers are required to have their child clearances! Please bring your clearances to this orientation if you can!

Please fill out this form prior to the orientation.

When: Sunday, February 25th

1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Creative Conundrum Lab: March!

What it is: A drop-in creative activity for all ages at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Join us in our workshop area to explore making with the “Creative Conundrum”, a material that is awesome, reclaimed, and full of creative potential. This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome!

How much: FREE! (thanks to the support of the McSwigan Family Foundation!)

This month’s creative conundrum is Wood!

When: Sunday, March 18th

2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse


Assemble’s Saturday Crafternoon 

We’ll be the “Guest Expert” at this week’s Crafternoon! The goal of this series of events is to empower youth to be confident makers, foster a love of DIY projects, promote connected learning, and activate an interest in their community and city. No registration required!

When: Saturday, March 24th

1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Assemble


Creative Conundrum Lab: Extra Awesome Earth Month Edition!

What it is: A drop-in creative activity for all ages at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Join us in our workshop area to explore making with the “Creative Conundrum”, a material that is awesome, reclaimed, and full of creative potential. This event is open to the public and all ages are welcome!

How much: FREE! (thanks to the support of the McSwigan Family Foundation!)

Stay tuned to find out what this month’s creative conundrum will be!

When: Sunday, April 8th

3:00-5:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse