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Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse!

A Democratic Approach to Art

 

The nonprofit Pittsburgh Center For Creative Reuse (PCCR), now open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to shop and pick up online orders, inspires creativity, conservation and community engagement, and provides sustainable arts and crafts supplies.

 

The general policy at their non-traditional art supply shop is. "No sexism. No racism. No ableism. No ageism. No homophobia. No transphobia. No hate." They believe that people in marginalized communities deserve to be supported, respected and safe, and see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills and creating opportunity for all.

 

The staff currently comprises Cammie Brady, shop manager and volunteer coordinator; Xiola Jensen, shop and social media assistant; Vivienne Shao, shop assistant; and Daniel Shapiro, materials coordinator, along with a 13-member board of directors.

 

People can donate used art and craft supplies or shop at the same location. They also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community and self.

 

Not limited to art supplies, they offer custom kits, video tutorials and live virtual instruction for organizations and individuals. For those interested in a creative group activity for a classroom, community center or virtual party, PCCR can help make it crafty and creative.

 

Contactless curbside pick and delivery options are available and there is even a personal shopping service.

 

Financial donations are welcome via the PayPal Giving Fund, through the online store and by check. These donations help PCCR make it through this trying time, and they appreciate gifts of any amount. Email Executive Director Ash Andrews at [email protected] for more information.

 

Gift cards are available. Location: 214 N. Lexington St., Pittsburgh. Shop online at CreativeReuse.square.site/s/shop. For more information, call 412-473-0100, email [email protected] or visit Tinyurl.com/CenterForCreativeReuse.

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