21,385 lbs delivered to 27 countries

Let's spark creativity, support art/project based learning, and divert materials from landfills.

We RESCUE #collect

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

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  • 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

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We are not accepting donations at the present time. 

We are working on a restructuring project

to set ourselves up to successfully grow

and scale our operations.


Thank you for your patience and excitement to get involved

with this critical movement. 



We TRANSFORM #upcycle #recondition

 Join our MOVEMENT and UPCYCLE WITH US. 

Bring upcycling time to your school or oganization.

We customize service learning experiences.

Ideal for all ages.

Questions? 312.623.3378 upcycle@upcyclingcolors.org


We BRING like-new supplies to

Underserved Communities

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Schools

After-school Programs

Special Education Programs

Orphanages

Refugee Centers

Community Centers

In Chicago

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Back of the Yards

Belmont Cragin

Edgewater

Englewood

Hanson Park

Logan Square

Near South Side

Pullman

Rogers Park

South Loop

Uptown

West Englewood

West Pullman

West Town

West Woodlawn


Around The World

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Antigua

Argentina

Aruba

Bangladesh

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Ghana

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

India

Jamaica

Nicaragua

Madagascar

Mexico

Morocco

Pakistan

Peru

Puerto Rico

South Africa

Swaziland

Turks and Caicos

Vietnam

Zambia

Our Partners

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Contact Us

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Upcycling Colors

1730 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614


info@upcyclingcolors.org

+1.312.623.3378

1730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

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