Austin Creative Reuse
Austin Creative Reuse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We been in Austin since 2012 and opened Austin's first Creative Reuse center in 2015 located in The Linc, 6406 N IH 35 #1801. Since that time, our organization has grown dramatically from a small all volunteer force to one with 9 part time staff and an army of dedicated volunteers. Our Creative Reuse Center is open to the public 4 days a week and looking to expand both overall floor space as well as open hours. Austin is the perfect home for a Creative Reuse Center with it's deep environmental and creative roots.
Our mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education, and community building.
- We collect, distribute, and sell reusable materials donated from industry and individuals.
- We educate the community about how to reduce, reuse, and create in responsible and fun ways. We make instructional kits, have a library of design and art ideas, and share these online and in-store.
- We unite the community by hosting a range of events, activities, and classes that bring people together to build awareness around conscious consumption, sustainability, and art
- We promote awareness of like-minded organizations to reduce overlap and increase awareness of city resources.