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Regular Hours at ReBuilding Exchange

The following hours are now in effect at our ReBuilding Exchange satellite space, located at 2160 N. Ashland Avenue in Chicago:
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed

Here is more information about this new partnership with ReBuilding Exchange.


Regular Hours at 222 E 135th Place

The following hours are now in effect at our 135th Place location:
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Please note that we are no longer open Saturdays at 135th Place (effective February 2012). This location is a great place for scavenging cool stuff, but be aware that it is not well catalogued or organized.


This innovative program locates and collects overruns, rejects and by-products that business and industry treat as "waste" and redistributes the materials as valuable educational and artistic resources appropriate for reuse. Donors have an opportunity to dispose of materials free of charge, clear valuable storage space, receive tax deductions as appropriate, and support cultural and educational programs. The donation of tangible property is one low-cost method for companies to support nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Who are the recipients? Chicago schools and teachers, local cultural centers, social service organizations, summer programs, performance companies, museums, community organizations, as well as individual artists. Recipients have used materials to teach classes, present art work, and to make possible exhibitions and productions. The materials go a long way toward making up for teaching and art resources that many urban schools and organizations cannot afford to purchase.

The long-term possibilities of a project like the CRW are incredible.  We look forward to tapping the enormous potential of data-management systems to match potential material donors with recipients.  We plan to develop an integrated database of the CRW's inventory that teachers and artists could inspect online.  We also envision a Craftmobile program that would deliver pre-ordered materials directly to schools.

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