What is CCRx?

About CCRx

Who we are

The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) is a 501c3 nonprofit that works with local and national businesses to source materials for teachers and non-profit organizations, to support creative thinking in our youth, and to reduce waste. CCRx educates and empowers the public to rethink surplus through events and creative reuse programming and workshops. 


You've heard of the three r's: reduce, reuse, recycle. The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is focused on reuse.   We believe that "trash is just a failure of imagination."

Location and Hours


Envision Unlimited Frick Center

2124 W. 82nd Place

Chicago, IL  60620

Open Wednesdays Noon – 6 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Contact:  info@creativechirx.org



Chicago Teachers Union Center

1901 W. Carroll Ave.

Chicago, IL  60612

Hours: by appt.

Our Mission

CCRx inspires creativity, empowerment, efficiency and environmentalism by reimagining and redistributing surplus to folks who really need it.   We believe that trash is just "a failure of imagination."

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"Trash is just a failure of imagination"

CPS Vendor #19517

EIN #47-4679301

© 2017 Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange