Welcome to Creative Reuse!

We’re still here, but we look a bit different.

Like you, we’ve had to reimagine how we operate during an on-going global crisis. We hope you enjoy our new offerings that ensure consistency, reliability, and safety during this time.

An employee at the register is ringing up a customer.


Drop-in Shopping hours are here! We are open to the public every day of the week 11 AM – 5 PM. No appointment necessary.
  • Masks are required for everyone regardless of vaccination status. (No gators or face shields, please.)
  • In-Person Shopping appointments for up to two people are available for a private shopping experience. These are held outside of our new Drop-in Shopping hours. See below.
  • Material donations by appointment can be scheduled here. Or, we can accept one box per household as a walk-in donation during regular shop hours (11 AM – 5 PM daily). Learn more about material donations here.


If you would prefer a less crowded shopping experience or have specific accessibility needs, sign up for an In-person Shopping appointment. Each appointment is 45 minutes for up to two shoppers. You can request an appointment by emailing shop@pccr.org.


Check out our online store, where you can browse hundreds of unique items from yarn, fabric, and sewing supplies, to hardware and home improvement items, to one-of-a-kind vintage treasures, and so much more!


Can’t find what you need from our online store? Can’t participate in In-person Shopping? Fear not! Simply fill out the easy online form and we will do our best to search our shop and collect the items you’re after.


Maybe you’re looking for some inspiration for what to create, or perhaps you just want more resources about reuse and sustainability. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for craft how-tos, video tutorials, and more!​


We offer custom kits, video tutorials, live virtual instruction, and in-person creative experiences for organizations and individuals. Whether it’s for a classroom, community center, or virtual party, we can help make your group activity crafty and creative, all while fitting your needs and budget.


Have some cool items to donate to us? Take a look at our donation guide to find out what items we’re looking for! Our materials donation program has changed. To learn more about how to donate materials, click here. And don’t forget about our wish list items!


We welcome financial donations through PayPal Giving Fund, through our online store, and by checks via the mail. Financial donations directly help us make it through this trying time, and we appreciate your gift of any amount. Please contact Executive Director Ash Andrews at ash@pccr.org if you would like to further discuss your financial donation.


All 9 staff and 12 board members here at Creative Reuse are working hard to bring you the safest version of our services during this challenging time. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support as we do our best with limited resources.
We know what a gift it is to be able to continue our operations during this time. Because of your online store purchases, generous financial donations, and constant outpouring of love and support, we’re still here. Although these are profoundly hard times, we are so honored that we are part of your life right now, and we thank you for being a part of our creative community. 
Thank you so much for your understanding as we continue to prioritize safety during this uncertain time. We are certain that there are many changes to come in the future months, and we hope you check back here for updates. We are truly delighted that we’re still here and that, with your help, we’ll continue to be here for years and years to come.
About our Organization

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.

General Policy: No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No ageism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate. We believe that people from marginalized communities deserve to be supported, respected, and safe. 

Past and present staff, volunteers, and board members with their wonderful smiles on display in our gallery.
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