January 2021

New Year Greetings
CCRx-Made Products + Kits
Inventory at the Warehouse
Volunteer, Donate, Shop
New Year Greetings

Greetings in the new year!     Woody Guthrie's Resolutions (excerpt above) inspire our own.  Our commitment to reuse and to creativity remains strong.  Our gratitude to our supporters -- volunteers, donors, teachers, artists, nonprofits and our friends at Envision Unlimited, the Chicago Teachers Union, the Chicago Furniture Bank and others -- keeps us going.   

CCRx is ready to help if you are looking to donate your surplus supplies, if you are a teacher or nonprofit who needs supplies, and if you are looking for volunteer activities to fill your days and fulfill your soul.    

It is easy to schedule a time to Volunteer, to Donate and to Shop -- just click here.    And Keep the Hoping Machine Running!

 Rx Products + DIY Kits

We are excited to introduce Rx Products and DIY Kits!   
All are made from donated supplies and wonderful examples of creative reuse.   

Try our Social Distancing Wand to help keep a safe distance in a playful way. 

Or Make Masks Fun Again with our DIY Mask-Making Kits.   

Rx Imagination Journals, Recyclo-Pouches and DIY Imagination Journal Kits can be purchased at our online store and we'll ship them to you, or order for parking lot pickup. 

In the Warehouse
  • Aluminum Silk Screen Frames, various sizes, from Spudnik Press
  • Noah's Ark by PLAN Toys from the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Roy Lichtenstein Art Kits from See the Vision, Grab the Vision
  • Vintage Kasparov Conquistador Computer Chess Game from 1988  
  • Vintage Beseler 23c II Photo Enlargers
  • Calculators, various
  • Glaesel Acoustic Upright Double Bass with case and bow from Empire tv series
  • New Zealand Wool Yarn - various colors, carpet weight
  • Student desks and chairs from Maine Township School System
  • Whiteboards, many sizes
  • Printers and Projectors
  • and more...
Purchase online for parking lot pick-up or Book an appointment to shop at the warehouse.   
Donate, Shop, Volunteer!

Shop the Warehouse!   Anyone associated with a Chicago school, nonprofit or community group can Shop Online for Parking Lot Pickup or Shop the Warehouse.  Bring your ID or 501c3 Letter.

Volunteer!  We welcome volunteers over age 14,  but we limit our numbers to no more than five/shift.  Or Volunteer from home.  Sign up here.

About CCRx

The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx) is a 501c3 nonprofit committed to the creative reuse and redistribution of surplus materials for Chicago teachers, non-profits, arts and community groups.  CCRx is located at 2124 W. 82nd Place, Chicago, in the Envision Unlimited Frick Center.  Entrance via the parking lot.  Masks, social distancing and temperature checks are mandatory.  See our COVID protocols for more info. 

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!   

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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