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: 

We can accept a single box of donations 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.

If you have more than one box of donations, you’ll need to make an appointment so we can prepare for your donation. The easiest way to make an appointment is to fill out our online form here or give us a call at 412.473.0100.

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.

December Sale: Dollars for Discounts!

Creative Reuse gift certificates make an excellent gift for the artist, crafter, collector, educator, family, or home improvement enthusiast in your life. This month, get up to 75% off your entire purchase when you buy gift certificates! Here’s the breakdown:
Spend $25 on gift certificates, get 25% off your entire order.
Spend $35 on gift certificates, get 35% off your entire order.
Spend $45 on gift certificates, get 45% off your entire order.
Spend $55 on gift certificates, get 55% off your entire order.
Spend $65 on gift certificates, get 65% off your entire order.
Spend $75 on gift certificates, get 75% off your entire order.
Phew! That’s a lot of discounts!

Shop Closures:

Sunday, December 24th -Monday, January 1st


Future, Reuse, and You!

Imagine a sustainable future and bring it to life using reclaimed materials! This workshop is just one of four climate change workshops that we’re putting on throughout the city. Participants will also receive resources on sustainability that cover everything from where to take the stuff you don’t want in your life anymore, to where to volunteer if you want to save the earth.

This event is supported in part by a grant from CUSP – CUSP is a Pittsburgh, New York, DC, and Philadelphia based project, funded by the National Science Foundation, and coordinated locally by Carnegie Museum of Natural History, that aims at changing climate conversation in urban settings. More info about CUSP here.

When: Wednesday, December 13th

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood

Threadbare Cider House Benefit Night

When: Wednesday, December 13th

6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Threadbare Cider House

Scrappy New Year!

Kick off the new year with us at Highmark’s First Night 2018 Event! Enjoy warm, fuzzy, crafty fun times with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse during their “Scrappy New Year!” activity. They’ll bring oodles of reclaimed fabrics, trims, ribbons, and more – all donated by fellow Pittsburghers – for you and yours to make whatever cozy creations your hearts desire.

When: Sunday, December 31st

6:00-11:00 pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Place