Welcome to Creative Reuse
An employee at the register is ringing up a customer.


We are open to the public every day of the week 11 AM – 5 PM.
  • Masking Policy: 
    • During the first hour of each day (11 AM – 12 PM), we kindly ask everyone to wear masks
    • This time is specifically set aside to provide a safer environment for immunocompromised individuals and others who prefer masking. 
    • At all other times, masks are strongly recommended and we will have them available at the front desk.
  • We understand that everyone has different needs, so if you require extra shopping time or prefer a private shopping appointment (more info below), email us at shop@pccr.org to set something up. Let’s keep our creative space safe and inclusive for all!
  • 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 a Private 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 TikTok 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.
cardboard box filled with art and craft supplies


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. 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.
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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