20,222 lbs delivered

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

Make an Impact

Help 1 Refugee / Orphan

Provide a treasure kit for hours of smiles, joy and discoveries.

Donate $10

After School Program - 1 Kid

An afternoon of teacher-led enrichment through hands-on service learning.  

Donate $25

Help 1 Chicago Classroom

Give e a teacher the supplies desperately needed to educate beyond the basics.  

DONATE $125

After School Program - 10 kids

An afternoon of teacher-led enrichment through hands-on service learning.   

Donate $250

Help 1 International Classroom

Provide the supplies to inspire creativity and learning in a rural classroom.

Donate $300

After School Program - 20 Kids

An afternoon of teacher-led enrichment through hands-on service learning.   

Donate $500

100% of your donation supports our programs. All-volunteer organization

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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)


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 

during open upcycling times!

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.

Ideal for all ages.


Questions? 312.623.3378 upcycle@upcyclingcolors.org

No upcoming events.

We BRING like-new supplies to

Underserved Communities

Schools

After-school Programs

Orphanages

Refugee Centers

Community Centers

In Chicago

Back of the Yards

Belmont Cragin

Edgewater

Englewood

Pullman

Rogers Park

South Loop

Uptown

West Englewood

West Town

Woodlawn


Around The World

Antigua

Argentina

Aruba

Bangladesh

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Ghana

Haiti

India

Nicaragua

Madagascar

Mexico

Morocco

Peru

Puerto Rico

South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

Our Partners

Contact Us

Upcycling Colors

1730 N Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60614


info@upcyclingcolors.org

+1.312.623.3378

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