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.


Sustain Your Reuse Center! Check out our crowdfunding page and contribute today! 

We believe in a future of happy, creative, inspired people who choose to reuse because they know it’s better for their environment, their community, and their own life.  Together we can realize this vision – contribute today!

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.

Shop Closures:

Closing at 2:30 pm on 1/22 for Staff and Board retreat

We are currently accepting Teaching Artist applications!

Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is looking for teaching artists to facilitate at various outreach programs in the Pittsburgh region.  We are looking for teaching artists who are comfortable and experienced in working with people from all backgrounds and who understand the positive impact of inspiring creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for this position apply here!

All Teaching Artists are required to have state and federal clearances for working with children.

When: Now- January 25th

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers help us manage our materials and help us facilitate the creative projects of program participants. There’s nothing more rewarding than helping kids and adults realize the creative potential of reused materials!

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.

We ask that you submit this form prior to attending the event. Creative Education volunteers are required to have their child clearances! Please bring your clearances to this orientation if you can!

When: Sunday, January 21st

1:00-2:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Creative Conundrum Lab: the COZY 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!)

This event’s Creative Conundrum is … Fabric-y scraps and other such thing! Come create something cozy.

When: Sunday, January 21st

2:30-4:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse