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Back to School Sale!  
August 1 - 31
  • Everyone: enjoy buy-one-get-one free school and office supplies. ​Think: pencils, binders, books, stamps, containers, erasers, paper, markers, rulers, crayons, drawing paper, stickers, scissors, chalk, and more!
  • Teachers: delight in BOGO bulk bags when you sign up for our e-newsletter at the front desk. In our bulk section, we have: binders, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, notebooks, folders, notepads, stickers, bags, envelopes, and loads more!
Sunday, August 2nd from 6-9pm 
at the Allegheny Wine Mixer

Let loose with reuse! Enjoy an adult beverage and make a creative project at the same time.

Our shop will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day

upcoming programs

Here’s a list of the creative and wonderful things our Programs staff has planned for August:
  • Remixing old jewelry with TekStart’s Beauty of STEM Maker institute

  • Trophy Making Workshop with Tom Sarver at the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center on Tuesday, 8/4 from 5:00-7:00 pm

  • A visit with youth from the EECO Center at Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc.

  • The ReMaker Playshop: ReJewel: This youth workshop will focus on creating jewelry using traditional and non-traditional materials (such as: design samples, computer parts, and anything else that could be an "alterna-bead"). Participants will be eligible to receive two City of Learning digital badges! This workshop will take place on Thursday, 8/13 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration is required and participants must be between 10 and 19. More info here!

  • Teacher workshops with educators from the Jewish Community Center on their in-service day

  • Reuse-a-Palooza: Superheroes Edition at Pressley Ridge

  • Meeting new university students at a Pitt Orientation event

  • Hands-on fun at the Wilkinsburg Open Market on Thursday, 8/27 from 3:00-6:00 pm

  • Kite-Making at the Carnegie Library of Homestead

july programs recap

July was a terrific (and busy) month for Creative Reuse Programs! Here’s what we were up to:

  • Reuse-a-Palooza in Natrona Heights. Click here to look at photos from the event.

  • The ReMaker Playshop: Sew, Mend, Make. Click here for photos and here to read an article written by the talented Maura Sheedy from Pittsburgh Youth Media. Thanks are owed to our friends at The Sprout Fund for their support in making this workshop happen as part of this summer’s Pittsburgh City of Learning initiative.

  • Reuse-a-Palooza at the fun and music filled Deustchtown Music Festival! Check out the photos hereMany thanks to the Alcoa Foundation for supporting our Northside programming.

  • A field trip visit from a group of awesome Art + Energy Campers (who happen to be creating a solar module installation on Frankstown Avenue in Homewood!)

  • We got crafty at a few block parties, too!

    • Reuse-a-Palooza at Manchester Community Day (see the photos here). Thanks again to the Alcoa Foundation for making our participation possible!

    • Wearable Art at the Point Breeze Block Party (sorry, no camera that day but we can confirm that fun was had by many a crafty kid!)

    • Stained Glass Inspired Art at the Albright Block Party (see the photos here)

  • Reuse-a-Palooza: Superheroes Edition at the Carnegie Library of McKeesport (photos here!) and the South Park Township Library

  • A Beach-in-a-Jar Program with some lovely individuals from Mainstay Life Services. Check out the photos here.

  • We hosted the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Creators Makers Teacher Salon! (here’s a photo from the event on our Instagram account, which you should totally follow, btw!)

thank you

to the following businesses who chose to reuse last month by donating their discards




If your business would like to find out how to donate discards, 
please contact

volunteer at creative reuse

We couldn’t do what we do without our lovely volunteers!

If you’re interested in joining our mission by helping out in the shop – once a week, once a month, every day – simply fill out the Volunteer Application 
here and we’ll be in touch!

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