OUR COMMUNITY
E Pluribus Unum

100% of our budget comes from income generated through store sales and fee-for-service programming. This revenue pays for the day-to-day operations such as salaries, rent, and utilities. It also allows us to continue to collect and process donated materials for reuse and to provide arts and educational programming.

CHECK OUT OUR FELLOW CREATIVE REUSE CENTERS

Lots of fleece for the babies

“Warm Hearts Warm Babies is a group of volunteers that help to make life easier for Colorado’s tiniest citizens and their families. We sew, knit, crochet, and quilt for premature infants and babies in need. We craft layettes for brand-new mothers with our made creations and donate to hospitals, crisis pregnancy centers, and shelters across much of the state of Colorado. All of our gifts are donated free of charge and 100% of what we receive in donations goes to help the babies.”

www.warmheartswarmbabies.org


Supplies and space

“The Pikes Peak Children’s Museum is a place for discovery and imagination. PPCC is a hands-on educational museum in Colorado Springs that engages learners of all ages by sparking creativity, discovery, and life-long learning through purposeful play.”

www.pikespeakchildrensmuseum.org


Non arts and crafts supplies

“We are one of the state’s largest employers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, believing that by providing gainful and enriching employment and educational programming, people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities will thrive and gain independence.”

www.arcthrift.com


Architectural and building supplies

“Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement stores that also serve as donation and recycling centers. Our ReStores are open to the public and sell new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances, and home accessories at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds of customer purchases and revenue generated from recycling help Pikes Peak Habitat partner with families to build, rehabilitate, and repair homes locally and around the world.”

www.pikespeakhabitat.org/restore


Free community events

“As a national leader and the second largest library system in Colorado, our Library District serves a population of about 700,000 residents across 2,070 square miles of El Paso County. Thanks to an employee base of more than 400 staff and nearly 350 volunteers, PPLD continues to be recognized for its innovative and community-focused services and programs, its commitment to community collaboration, and excellent customer service.”

www.ppld.org


Arts and crafts supplies for classes

Tumbleweeds is an artisan craft cooperative gift shop specializing in handmade items all created by active duty and retired service members and their families. We are located on Fort Carson in the mini mall by entering the north entrance (under the AAFES administrative sign). Tumbleweeds is solely staffed by volunteers within our community.

umbleweedsonpost.wixsite.com/tumbleweedsco


Medical equipment and supplies

“Silver Key is proud to serve thousands of seniors in the Pikes Peak region. We offer a variety of services for area seniors to maintain their independence, safety and quality of life. We remember and celebrate each and every donor, volunteer, partner and advocate in the community who shares our mission to provide seniors with safety, independence and dignity as they move through the aging process.”

www.silverkey.org


Support for our local radio station and community

“KRCC is here to inform, inspire and entertain all Coloradans. To do this, we must be as curious, or more so, as the people we serve. As curious human beings, we choose to ask, listen and learn, and seek multiple points of view. To inform, inspire and entertain all Coloradans.”

www.krcc.org


Clothing, medicine bottles, soaps, etc.

“Westside CARES is a nonprofit collaboration of 24 interfaith communities in El Paso County, united in care and compassion for those in need by providing crisis human services.”

www.westsidecares.org


3-D/Food Pantry/Sustainability Program

At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.”

www.coloradocollege.edu


Outdoor creative reuse supplies

“Concrete Couch works with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world.”

www.concretecouch.org


Various items based on their needs

“One Nation Walking Together strives to make a positive impact in the lives of Native Americans. A people that are greatly underserved and misrepresented, ONWT is an organization about People helping People—not a cause. By addressing the specific needs of each community, we serve, One Nation can be more than a “dump and run” charity. We deliver the necessities of life to our Native brothers and sisters.”

www.onenationwt.org


Helping individuals re-enter the workforce

“ReHire Colorado is a transitional employment program that is administered by Colorado Department of Human Services. The goal of ReHire Colorado is to help individuals with barriers to employment re-enter the workforce by combining wage-paid work, job skills training and supportive services.”

www.cdhs.colorado.gov


Fabric and sewing supplies for girl’s dresses

“Westcliffe Sewing Guild is a group of approximately 22 ladies and girls that sew dresses from our overflow fabric, bias tape, and thread for girls in countries that require conservative coverage to attend the Amish/Menonnite schools.  All dresses are modest with a small sleeve and simple pocket.  We are always so happy when we can help find a wonderful organization to help.”


Items to be auctioned to benefit their cause
“The Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit organization committed to delivering the highest quality therapeutic riding and specialized therapy to individuals with special needs. We provide equine-assisted activities to those facing physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.”

www.cstrc.org


Quilting supplies

“Freemont Victory Quilts is a quilting group located in Cañon City, Colorado since 2012. They provide quilts for veterans and military soldiers.”

www.facebook.com/freemontvictoryquilts


Finished quilts

“Working Fusion is a tiny home community near downtown Colorado Springs for kids under the age of 25. They are a homeless prevention initiative.”

www.workingfusion.com


Rooms for special events

“The Colorado Springs Quilt Guild (CSQG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of quilting by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and learning new techniques.”

www.coloradospringsquiltguild.com


Space, supplies, and fabrics

“Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of Girl Scouts of Colorado. We aim to empower every Girl Scout to make the world a better place. We acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism and oppression, and we are committed to working together to build an anti-oppressive society and continuing that journey within our own organization.”

www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org


Polar fleece for adoption blankets

“Wild Blue Cats is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to saving the precious lives of cats and kittens who are abandoned, abused, neglected, displaced or surrendered, and to find them permanent homes or provide lifetime sanctuary or foster care. We also conduct Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) ventures outside city limits while supporting TNR efforts inside city limits to the best of our capacity. 100% of the cats we help are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and, when not feral, microchipped.”

www.wbcats.org


Supplies for special events

“The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs values students and never forgets that students are the reason for being. We consider students and student outcomes in all the decisions we make. We provide a supportive environment in order to create lasting and significant educational experiences for every student.”

www.uccs.edu


Gift baskets + office supplies

Happy Cats Haven is in Manitou Springs. They rescue homeless Colorado cats and kittens and find them loving forever homes. They are a nonprofit safe haven for all cats they take in.

www.happycatshaven.org


Supplies for the “Hats for Cancer” project

“The Liberty High School students take ownership of their learning, creating uniquely distinct places to stand for themselves and their classmates. It’s a way of life that pays off academically now, and personally forever. ”

www.liberty.asd20.org


Arts and crafts supplies for classes

“Pikes Peak State College’s primary commitment is to student learning, success, and achievement, while promoting open and universal access to an affordable education and affirming the importance of our facilities and learning environments. We engage and support our community while embracing diversity, as it enriches lives and educational experiences.”

www.pikespeak.edu


Speciality classes for the kids

“Through superior academics and mentoring, The Colorado Springs School prepares students to think independently and to meet the challenges of a dynamic world with leadership, ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and personal integrity.”

www.css.org


Supplies for special events

“Find the Key, Unlock the Potential!” Buena Vista is a public Montessori school located on the west side of Colorado Springs, serving students age 3 through 5th grade.   All of our students attend on a Choice Permit, and our staff, students, and families form a tight-knit community in which every child is known and nurtured.

www.d11.org


Gift baskets

“School District #12 is our neighboring school district in Colorado Springs. It is rated #1 in the state.”

www.cmsd12.org


Supplies and classes for special events

“The Mountain Song Elementary aim is to bring forth healthy, confident, free-thinking, self-directed children who are passionately engaged with their education and empowered to contribute positively to the world.”

www.mountainsongschool.org


Supplies for holiday giveaways

“School District #2 Counseling Department provides mental health support for the students of Harrison School District.”

www.hsd2.org

OUR FELLOW CREATIVE REUSE CENTERS

COLORADO

Boulder, Colorado: “ArtParts” www.artpartsboulder.org

Colorado Springs, Colorado: “Who Gives a Scrap” www.whogivesascrapcolorado.com

Denver, Colorado: “ReCreative Denver” www.recreativedenver.org

Wheat Ridge, Colorado: “The Craft Box” www.craftboxcolorado.com

CALIFORNIA

Tempe, Arizona: “The Art Resource Center” www.ArtResourceCenter.org

San Diego, California: “Art Form” www.artformsandiego.org

Santa Barbara, California: “Art From Scrap” www.exploreecology.org/art-from-scrap

Oakland, California: “The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse” www.creativereuse.org

Sunnyvale, California: “FabMo Fabric and more” www.fabmo.org

San Francisco, California: “SCRAP” www.scrap-sf.org

Berkley, California: “Reuse Arts and Crafts” www.berkeleycraftsstore.com

Los Angeles, California: “reDiscover Center” www.rediscovercenter.org

Sebastopol, California: “The Legacy” www.facebook.com/legacysewingandcrafts

Rocklin, California: “ReCreate” www.recreate.org

Pasadena, California: “Remainders Creative Reuse” www.remainderspas.org

CONNECTICUT

North Haven, Connecticut: “EcoWorks Creative Reuse” www.ecoworksct.org

FLORIDA

West Palm Beach, Florida: “Resource Depot” www.resourcedepot.org

West Melbourne, Florida: “Reusuable Resources ADVENTURE Center” www.isaeplay.org

Gainesville, Florida: “The Repurpose Project” www.repurposeproject.org

IDAHO

Boise, Idaho: “The ReUse Market” www.reusemarket.org

IOWA

Maquoketa, Iowa: “Make It Yours Upcycle Center” www.facebook.com/MakeItYoursUpcycleCenter/

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: “Create Exchange” www.thecreateexchange.com

ILLINOIS

Urbana, Illinois: “The Idea Room” www.the-idea-store.org

Chicago, Illinois: “The WasteShed” www.thewasteshed.com

Evanston, Illinois: “The WasteShed Evanston” www.thewasteshed.com/evanston

GEORGIA

Atlanta, Georgia: “Scraplanta Creative Reuse” www.scraplanta.org

Savannah, Georgia: “Starlandia Supply” www.starlandiasupply.com

KANSAS

Ogden, Kansas: “A Thrifty Notion”www.athriftynotion.com

Lexington, Kentucky: “LEX Center for Creative Reuse”www.lexcreativereuse.org

LOUISIANA

New Orleans, Louisiana: “ricRACK” www.ricracknola.com

MAINE

Portland, Maine: “Ruth’s Reusable Resources” www.ruths.org

MARYLAND

Baltimore, Maryland: “SCRAP B-More” www.baltimore.scrapcreativereuse.org

MASSACHUSETTS

Somerville, Massachusetts: “Make and Mend” www.makeandmendshop.com

MICHIGAN

Detroit, Michigan: “Arts and Scraps” www.artsandscraps.org

Grand Rapids, Michigan: “Learning from Scratch” www.lfs.com

Ann Arbor, Michigan: “Scrap Creative Reuse” www.annarbor.scrapcreativereuse.org

MINNESOTA

St. Paul, Minnesota: “ArtScraps Reuse Center” www.artstart.org

MISSOURI

Springfield, Missouri: “Arrow Creative Reuse” www.arrowcreativereuse.org

St. Louis, Missouri: “Leftovers, etc” www.leftoversetc.com/

St. Louis, Missouri: “Perennial” www.perennialstl.org

Kansas City, Missouri: “ScrapsKC” www.scrapskc.org

NEBRASKA

Kearney, Nebraska: “TinkerHollow” www.tinkerhollow.com

NEW YORK

Fairport, New York: “Craft Bits and Pieces” www.fairportcraftbitsandpieces.com

North Chili, New York: “Crafting For Good” www.facebook.com/craftingforgood

Peeksill, New York: “Retake/Remake” www.retake-remake.org

Albany, New York: “Up-Stitch” www.up-stitch.com

NORTH CAROLINA

Greensboro, North Carolina: “Reconsidered Goods” www.reconsideredgoods.org

Durham, North Carolina: “The Scrap Exchange” www.scrapexchange.org

Charlotte, North Carolina: “Upcycle Arts” www.upcycleartsclt.org

OHIO

Cincinnati, Ohio: “Indigo Hippo” www.indigohippo.org

Maumee, Ohio: “Scrap 4 Art” www.scrap4arttoledo.org

Cincinnati, Ohio: “Scrap It Up” www.scrapitupcincy.org

Cleveland, Ohio: “Upcycle Parts Shop” www.upcyclepartsshop.org

OREGON

Eugene, Oregon: “MECCA” www.materials-exchange.org

Portland, Oregon: “ReClaim It” www.reclaimitpdx.org

Portland, Oregon: “Scrap Creative Reuse” www.portland.scrapcreativereuse.org

PENNSYLVANIA

Ephrata, Pennsylvania: “Art of Recycle” www.artofrecycle.org

Lancaster, Pennsylvania: “Lancaster Creative Reuse” www.lancastercreativereuse.org

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse” www.pccr.org

State College, Pennsylvania: “Scraps and Skeins” www.scrapsskeins.shopsettings.com

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “The Resource Exchange” www.theresourceexchange.org

RHODE ISLAND

East Providence, Rhode Island: “Creative Reuse Center of RI” www.creativereusecenterri.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville, South Carolina: “ReCraft Creative Reuse Center” www.recraftgvl.org

TENNESSEE

Nashville, Tennessee: “Smart Art and Craft Supplies” www.smartartandcraft.org

Nashville, Tennessee: “Turnip Green Creative Reuse” www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org

TEXAS

Seguin, Texas: “Artable Curiosities” www.artablecuriosities.com

Austin, Texas: “Austin Creative Reuse Center” www.austincreativereuse.org

Houston, Texas: “Houston Center for Creative Reuse” www.recycledarthouston.org

San Antonio, Texas: “Spare Parts” www.sparepartssa.org

Houston, Texas: “Texas Art Asylum” www.texasartasylum.com

Fort Worth, Texas: “The Welman Project” www.thewelmanproject.org

Denton, Texas: “Thistle Creative Reuse” www.thistlecreativereuse.com

VIRGINIA

Norfolk, Virginia “757 Creative ReUse Center” www.creativereusecenter.org

Richmond, Virginia “SCRAP Creative Reuse” www.richmond.scrapcreativereuse.org

Charlottesvilla & Palmyra, Virginia “The Scrappy Elephant” www.scrappyelephant.com

Alexandria, Virginia “UpCycle Creative Reuse Center” www.upcyclecrc.org

WASHINGTON

Spokane, Washington: “Art Salvage” www.artsalvagespokane.com

Seattle, Washington: “Seattle ReCreative” www.seattlerecreative.org

Tacoma, Washington: “Tinkertopia” www.tinkertopia.com

WISCONSIN

Stoughton, Wisconsin: “Hello Art Hatchery” www.helloarthatchery.com

Sheboygan, Wisconsin: “Hello Happiness Creativity Center” www.hellohappinesscreativitycenter.com