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.

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 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.

We ask that you submit this form prior to attending the event.

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

When: Wednesday, March 28th

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Inclusive Innovation Week: Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh Event

Come play at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! Tap into your inner child—yes, play is for all ages!—in an afternoon of art exploration and museum excursions.

When: Wednesday, April 4th

2:00-5:00 pm

Where: Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Creative Arts Festival Pop-up Shop!

Come shop our Pop-up at this weekend-long arts fest! Make sure to join us for a FREE pom-pom making activity on Friday!

Purchase your tickets today!

When: Friday, April 6th-Sunday, April 8th

Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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!)

This month’s creative conundrum is faux flowers and foliage!

When: Sunday, April 8th

1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

RMU Elementary School Family STEM Night

When: Saturday, April 14th

1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Robert Morris University, John Jay Center Arena

Extra Mile Education Foundation Field Trip

Field Trip is back for 2018! Experience a field trip to Creative Reuse and many other organizations. Tickets are required to attend this event and can be purchased here.

When: Thursday, April 19th

6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Heinz Field, UPMC Club


PRC’s 8th annual ReuseFest offers a one-day collection event for gently used materials like clothing, houseware, art supplies, and more to be reused by local nonprofits.

When: Saturday, April 21st

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Children’s Hospital Parking Lot, Lawrenceville

Let’s Move! Family Dance Party

When: Saturday, April 21st

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Moon Parks Earth Day: Can You Dig It?

Join us for a Reuse-a-Palooza at Moon Township’s annual Earth Day celebration!

When: Sunday, April 22nd

1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Robin Hill Park

Homewood Early Learning Hub Block Party

Join us at The Homewood Early Learning Hub for our Block Party. Activities for young children, food, and resources will be available at this annual family favorite.

The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.

When: Saturday, April 28th

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Homewood Early Learning Hub