Center for Creativity


Sustainability is a key component of our Workshop space, and we're happy to accept donations of supplies for the Pitt creative community! Because we have limited storage space, we curate our supplies carefully to maintain an inspirational mix of materials.

Following are some of our Workshop staples. We're always in need of these essentials:

  • 8.5 x 11” paper: “lightly used” (at least one blank/usable side)
  • Wine corks
  • Metal bottle caps
  • Clean re-sealable plastic bags
  • Vintage board game pieces
  • Legos
  • Used or unused postcards
  • Vintage books and magazines
  • Old photographs and filmstrips
  • Wallpaper
  • Small machinery parts and gears
  • Keys
  • Cord, twine, and wire
  • Jewelry-making supplies (beads, wire, etc.) 

You don't need to make an appointment, or check in advance, to donate any of these materials: you're welcome to drop in whenever we're open! If you have other supplies or equipment you're interested in donating, please email us at

THANK YOU to our Pitt and community partners who have donated materials for use:

  • Pitt Office of Research Protections
  • Rhode Island School of Design Pittsburgh Club
  • Office of the Provost
  • University Center for International Studies
  • Barco Law Library - University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Swanson School of Engineering Office of Diversity | Investing Now and Pitt EXCEL Programs
  • Center for Biologic Imaging
  • University Store on Fifth
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Psychology
  • Career Center
  • Disability Resources and Services
  • Departments of History of Art and Architecture and Studio Arts
  • Student Office of Sustainability 
  • Department of Sociology