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.

Shop Closures:

Tuesday, December 11 Creative Reuse will open at 1:30 PM

Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1

Special Events: 

Upcoming Creative Education Programs:

A Community Response to Hate

We at Creative Reuse are creating opportunities for community members to respond to the tragedies and injustices that have been heavily weighing on both hearts and minds. Join us for a flag making workshop at our center and express your thoughts and feelings. You may take your flag home or choose to display it in our gallery space.

We believe that marginalized communities deserve to be respected, supported, and safe. Let this be an ongoing and intentional response to hate in all of its manifestations.

In addition to our workshop sessions, a drop-in flag making station is available in our gallery 11am-6pm, every day of the week.

When: Sunday, December 9
2:00-6:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Crafts for Clean Air

If you ever walk your dog, ride a bike, or work in your garden, this event is for you. People who are active outdoors are often exposed to greater levels of air pollution. Learn some steps to protect yourself, while enjoying snacks and getting creative! Crafts include holiday ornaments, hambone bike bags, athletic accessories from sweat-wicking fabric remnants, and the nail/string art option that was popular in the last event.

Suitable for all ages. Hot chocolate and snacks provided!

When: Saturday, December 15
1:00-3:00 pm
Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

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

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

Scrappy New Year at First Night

Scrappy New Year! Stop by our booth at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2019 and make cozy creations from our reclaimed fabrics, trims, ribbons, and more!

When: Monday, December 31
6:00-11:00 pm
Where: Fifth Avenue Place