What is CCRx?

About CCRx

At the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx), we believe that "trash is just a failure of imagination." 
We are a 501c3 nonprofit that redistributes donated surplus materials, equipment, and supplies, keeping good things out of the landfill and getting them into the hands of people who can use them.  Our focus is on Chicago teachers and their students, non-profit organizations and arts and community groups.   We promote creativity, a circular economy and environmental stewardship through creative reuse programming, products, and partnerships.  Our goal is to educate and empower people to reduce waste, reimagine surplus and to make creative reuse a fundamental part of our collective infrastructure. 

Location and Hours


Envision Unlimited Frick Center

2124 W. 82nd Place

Chicago, IL  60620

Open by Appointment
Wednesdays + Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Thursdays + Fridays  2 - 6pm

Contact:  info@creativechirx.org



Chicago Teachers Union Center

1901 W. Carroll Ave.

Chicago, IL  60612

(Location temporarily closed)

Our Mission