LET'S SPARK CREATIVITY, SUPPORT ART/PROJECT BASED LEARNING, AND DIVERT MATERIALS FROM LANDFILLS.

13,522 lbs

RESCUED, TRANSFORMED & DELIVERED to-date

"ONE POUND AT A TIME"

$10 = ONE POUND

RESCUED + TRANSFORMED + DELIVERED

ART, CRAFT & SCHOOL SUPPLIES

TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

(tax-deductible)

We RESCUE #collect

Leftover (used & new) Art, Craft & School Supplies

  • Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, color pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners (we'll test them all so don't worry about the condition)
  • Any kind of paper (white, color, thin, thick, small, big, full pages, little pieces)
  • Coloring books (even with used pages)
  • Stickers (one on a sheet or many)
  • Craft kits (even half used)
  • Notepads, notebooks
  • Paints, brushes
  • Play-dough
  • Jewels, beads, ribbons, yarn
  • Children books
  • Educational toys (little ones and big ones like kitchen sets, easels, playing dollhouses, train tables)
  • Musical instruments
  • Teaching supplies
  • Board games, puzzles
  • Legos (sets / loose - new /used)
  • Soccer Balls
  • Old suitcases or duffel bags able to hold 50 lbs of supplies
  • And everything in between!

Drop-off Locations

Upcycling Colors 

800 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL

(during "open upcycling time" - schedule below)

1730 N Clark St., Chicago IL 

(please call or text in advance  312.623.3378)


Apple Dental Care

2062 N Milwaukee Ave. , Chicago IL


Building Blocks 

3606 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago IL

2130 W Division Ave., Chicago IL


Snippet's Mini Cuts

2154 N Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL

1251 W Madison,  Chicago IL

3724 N Southport, Chicago IL


We TRANSFORM #upcycle #recondition

Join our MOVEMENT and UPCYCLE WITH US!

Ideal for ALL AGES.


During "open upcycling time" 

Upcycling Colors Warehouse

800 N Milwaukee Ave. @ Chicago Ave.

See calendar below. Join us for 10 minutes or as long as you would like.


Bring upcycling time to your school or oganization.

We customize service learning experiences to fit your group size, location, timing and objectives.


Questions? Please contact us 312.623.3378 upcycle@upcyclingcolors.org

No upcoming events.

We BRING "like-new treasures" to

Underserved Communities

Schools

After-school Programs

Orphanages

Refugee Centers

Community Centers

In Chicago

Back of the Yards

Belmont Cragin

Edgewater

Englewood

Pullman (Far South Side)

Rogers Park

Uptown

West Englewood

Woodlawn


Around The World

Argentina

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Ghana

Haiti

India

Nicaragua

Mexico

Morocco

Puerto Rico

South Africa

Zambia

Please contact us if you have or you know of a child-focused institution you'd like us to support.

"ONE POUND AT A TIME"

$10 = ONE POUND

RESCUED + TRANSFORMED + DELIVERED

ART, CRAFT & SCHOOL SUPPLIES

TO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITES

(tax-deductible)

Our Partners

Please contact us at partners@upcyclingcolors.org for Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities

Board of Directors

Contact Us

Upcycling Colors

1730 N Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60614


info@upcyclingcolors.org

+1.312.623.3378

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