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:

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation

Our Creative Education team facilitates a variety of hands-on educational programming in the Pittsburgh region. 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.
When: Sunday, August 26
1:00-2:30 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Unfurl: Oreen Cohen, Artist in Residence Opening Reception
When: Thursday, August 30
6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

RECLAIM Fall 2018!
When: Saturday, September 29
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Where: The driveway next to the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

Playful Tuesdays with Gus
When: Tuesday, August 28
4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Gus and Yia Yia’s, West Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Our participation in this program is generously supported by the McSwigan Family Foundation

Nine Mile Run Block Party
When: Saturday, September 8
1:00-5:00 pm
Where: Biddle’s Escape

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

ALCOSAN Open House
When: Saturday, September 15
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Creative Conundrum Lab: September!
When: Sunday, September 16
3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

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

Field Guide for the Future! CUSP Workshop
When: Friday, September 21
4:00-6:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Our participation in this event is supported by the CUSP Mini-Grant

Hay Day and Green Festival
When: Saturday, September 22
12:00-4:00 pm
Where: Heartwood Acres