Update - September 2020

Furniture Daze Saturday Sale
News You Can Use
Now Hiring -- Creative Reuse Center Manager
Furniture Daze Saturday Sale - 10a-4p
Parking Lot Sale -- Saturday, September 19 and 26 from 10am - 4pm 

Pick from a variety of Rolling Chairs ($35), Student Combo desks ($40-50), Student Chairs ($20) Conference, Cafeteria + Work Tables ($20-40) Office + Reception Chairs ($5-20) and even Beanbag Chairs ($10)!  See examples here.   All are available for very low prices -- especially to Chicago teachers and nonprofits.    You'll also find a bathroom vanity, television cart, kitchen and bath cabinets, inlaid wooden accent table and more in the Parking Lot. 

Please note:  If you want to shop inside the warehouse, you need to make an appointment.
Shop the Warehouse
What will you find...??

Featured items:   Dry Erase Whiteboards, Class Sets of Fiction and Workbooks, Yards of Astroturf, Canvas and Vinyl, Picture Frames, Costumes, Charging Stations for 20 Chromebooks, Classroom Projectors, Calculators, Pencil Sharpeners, Microscopes, Printers, Audio, Tools and more.

Fill a small box with pens, pencils, markers, post-its and more for $5
Fill a larger box with folders, office + art supplies, manipulatives + teacher resources for $20

Always Free:  Binders, Office Organizers,  Fabric Scraps,  Books - Class Sets,  Workbooks, Posters + Classroom Decor, Vinyl Banners, Raw Materials + Multiples.

Chicago Teachers and Nonprofits:  Click here to schedule a 1 hour Shopping Appointment. 
Bring your School ID + / or IRS Letter.
Furniture from Partner Organizations
Did we mention tables?   Contact us if interested in any of these...
Folding Cafeteria Bench Table   12' long, one person can easily fold and unfold.  Heavy-duty casters make wheeling a breeze.    $500
Computer Table 3  Two person computer table, recessed at top to accommodate computer wiring, gray granite laminate top, navy metal legs.    60 x 24 inches.   $200
Find these and more Special Finds on our website.
Wooden Student Desks
with or without Upper Shelf / Bulletin board / Lighting  
Free --   but you must take a minimum 4 desks per person.   Contact us for details.

We ALWAYS need help!    (And its fun ; )

Volunteer for at least 3 hours and get "dibs" on special products.  Teachers especially welcome.   Masks, social distancing, temperatures + sanitizer, closed-toed shoes are de rigueur!

New Shifts!  Tues 4-7, Wed 10 - 4, Thur 3-6, Fri 3-6, Sat 10 - 4p.

If you would like to lend a hand,  please sign up here.

Volunteer from Home! 
Prefer to work from home?  We always need help with our website, social media, updating email lists, graphic design, making supercrayons, and more.   Fill in our General Volunteer Interest Form and we'll be in touch for special volunteer opportunities.


Now Hiring!  Creative Reuse Center Manager -- Deadline Sept 21

Are you passionate about creativity, community and sustainability? Join us!

CCRx seeks our first "official" Creative Reuse Center Operations Manager, who can help lead CCRx as we provide materials and inspiration to Chicago teachers, nonprofits, artists and community groups.   

We are also looking for an Administrative Intern to help with daily tasks.

Read more here and apply today.   Application deadline is Monday, September 21.
News You Can Use!
Arts Access + Equity Discussion Session for Youth
Register by Friday Sept 18 for discussion on Wednesday Sept 23.
Get a $25 gift certificate from Dick Blick!

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is conducting research on the arts education, access and inequality. They're asking for your help in recruiting youth from all walks of life and geographies, ages 13-17, to participate in a Listening Session on September 23, 2020 from 2:30-4:30pm.
Youth do not need to have an interest in an arts career to participate.  All will receive a $25 online gift certificate to Dick Blick stores. Participants must register here by Friday, September 18 to be sent the video conference link.

If you have any questions,  contact Allenza Michal, Program Officer – Humanities, Arts and Culture,

Last Chance!  Take the Census
The Census decides how many representatives we get in Congress, how much money we get for schools, roads, parks and more.   Make sure we get an accurate count -- It adds up!   TAKE THE CENSUS NOW!

Mail In Voting Information
All Illinoisans have the option to vote by mail prior to Election Day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person. All requests by mail must be received by your local Election Authority by October 29. All in-person early voting requests must be made by November 2. Click here for more information.
About CCRx
While Covid-19 virus is upon us, CCRx is accepting donations by appointment.  Please visit our website for updates on donation policy, volunteering, and how to access supplies.   Be safe!
You are receiving this email because you signed up, attended one of our events, or we thought you would be interested in creative reuse in Chicago.  Please share this with others who'd be interested too.

The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to the creative reuse and redistribution of surplus materials to Chicago teachers, non-profits, arts and community groups.  

We are grateful for support from the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, Art Works Fund/Chicago Community Trust, Harper Court Arts Council, the Field Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency), Montgomery Ward Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, many individual donors... and YOU!

Help pay our staff -- please consider a financial gift to the Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx).  You can donate via Paypal Giving Fund, or send a check to CCRx, 5530 S. Shore Drive 15b, Chicago IL  60637.   All donation are tax-deductible.  

Questions?  Comments?  Ideas?   Contact us at     
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The CCRx Warehouse is located at 2124 W. 82nd Place, Chicago 60620.

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