Other Resources for Creative Reuse


At CCRx, our focus is on materials, supplies, and equipment for Teachers, Nonprofits, Artists and Community Groups.

Our Most Wanted Items list provides a good overview of what we are looking for.

Here are other groups we recommend for specific items:

CCRx Haves + Needs Facebook group 
Join our Haves + Needs Facebook group to connect directly for things you have or need.  

Junk Removal

The Honest Junk Company  This 501c3 nonprofit partners with many Chicago charities.

Household furniture, decor, housewares

Chicago Furniture Bank will take furniture and household items for charity


Clothing + Household Goods 

Brown Elephant

The Ark

Salvation Army

Unique https://www.savers.com/unique


Art supplies 

The Waste Shed https://www.thewasteshed.com/


Building Materials /  Home Renovation

ReStore Chicago www.habitatchicago.org/restore

Rebuilding Exchange www.rebuildingexchange.org/    (also accepts ​old house paint )


Chicago Tool Library www.chicagotoollibrary.org/donate

Pet products

Chicago Canine Rescue (pet food and pet items)    https://chicagocaninerescue.org/resources/pet-food-pantry/



Piano Adoption Illinois

The Beethoven Foundation

Tool, Appliance Repair

Community Glue


School Supplies for individual children

Cradles to Crayons   

Industrial Surplus



SCARCE www.scarce.org/    Western Suburbs

Other Resources include:

Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse

Upcycling Colors

ZLF Chicago

Arts and Scraps

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