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.

Healthy Kids Day

When: Saturday, April 21st

10:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Homewood-Brushton YMCA


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, 55th and Harrison Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood

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

 Zero Waste Kitchen Crafts

Do you find yourself generating waste in your kitchen by throwing away used sponges, plastic wrap and sandwich bags? Got a collection growing of plastic produce bags? Learn how you can make reusable crafts to foster a Zero Waste kitchen! Purchase tickets here!

When: Tuesday, April 24th

5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Ten Thousand Villages, Squirrel Hill

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

Creative Education Volunteer Orientation!

Our Creative Education team facilitates a variety of hands-on educational programming in the Pittsburgh region. 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: Thursday, May 3rd

6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Reclaim! Spring 2018

Expired design samples often get thrown into the landfill when they go out of style – but they have plenty of creative life left in them! At Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, we collect and weigh thousands of pounds of samples from local designers and architects, and add in an assortment of other surplus materials like trophy parts, binders, and media. Then, we open the warehouse door and invite the public to take as much as they want for a $5 minimum donation per person.
If you are an architect or designer interested in donating materials, please contact Daniel Shapiro (daniel@pccr.org) to make an appointment, or to find out about sponsorship opportunities.

When: Saturday, May 12th

11:00 am-6:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse Garage

 Two-way Street Fest

When: Saturday, May 19th

1:00-5:00 pm

Where: Wood St. Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Creative Conundrum Lab: Remake Learning Days

When: Saturday, May 19th

2:30-5:30 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Get on the Bus! Poster Coloring Workshop

When: Sunday, May 20th

12:00-5:00 pm

Where: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Ultimate Play Day

When: Sunday, May 20th

1:00-5:00 pm

Where: August Wilson Park