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

Goodwill

Art supplies 

The Waste Shed

 

Building Materials /  Home Renovation

ReStore Chicago

Rebuilding Exchange (also accepts ​old house paint)

Tools  

Chicago Tool Library

Pet products

Chicago Canine Rescue (pet food and pet items)

 

Pianos:   

Piano Adoption Illinois

The Beethoven Foundation

Tool, Appliance Repair

Community Glue

 

School Supplies for individual children

Cradles to Crayons   

Industrial Surplus

EALgreen 

Textbooks

SCARCE (Western Suburbs)

Other Resources include:

Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse

Upcycling Colors

ZLF Chicago

Arts and Scraps