FAQs

FAQs

What is Austin Creative Reuse?
Where is your store?
What are your hours?
What materials do you accept?
I have materials to donate!
When I donate, will I receive a letter for my taxes?
I don’t know what my donation is worth; can you provide the value of the donation?
I’m a teacher. Can I get materials free for my classroom?
How can I help?
How did ACR get started?


Q: What is Austin Creative Reuse?
Austin Creative Reuse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 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.

Q: Where is your store?

6406 N. IH­35, Suite 1801
Austin, TX 78752


Q: What are your hours?

Our visit us page lists our hours and directions to our center.


Q: What materials do you accept?
Please see our list:accepted materials page


Q: I have materials to donate! Where can I bring them? Will you pick them up?
We accept donations at the Creative Reuse Center any time the center is open.  Please see our itemized list of accepted items before donating.  We can not currently pick items up.


Q: When I donate, will I receive a letter for my taxes?
Yes. We can provide a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. It is a simple form and will not list out each item donated. You may wish to keep a more detailed list of your donation to attach to the receipt for tax purposes.


Q: I don’t know what my donation is worth; can you provide the value of the donation?
Due to the volume and variety of donations received, Austin Creative Reuse is unable to place a value on your donation. The IRS will allow a “Fair Market Value” to be determined by the donor.


Q: I’m a teacher. Can I get materials free for my classroom?
We will be selling the materials and offering specials for teachers. We are working through what that means. Some ideas are to have special discount days, specific material drives (for example, if a teacher contacts us to collect 50 egg cartons), and discounts on workshops.

Q: How can I help?


Q: How did ACR get Started?
http://austincreativereuse.org/category/history-of-acr/