Local Nonprofits Stretch Their Dollars with Used Materials

Dozens of local nonprofit organizations make use of affordable materials from the Reuse Center at BBR to keep their properties in good shape and otherwise advance their charitable work. Here are a few examples of organizations that have used their creativity to make a few dollars go a long way.

Bikes Not Bombs

This Jamaica Plain nonprofit used 2x4s from the Reuse Center to construct a platform that makes it easier for volunteers to load donated bikes into a shipping container. Once loaded, bikes are shipped overseas to partner charities in Uganda, Guatemala, and other nations in the Global South.

Kwong Kow Chinese School

Based in Chinatown, this school offers after-school and weekend programming to preserve Chinese culture. While the Reuse Center does not usually take in donations of office furniture, these cubicles were part of a larger donation, and we were happy to pass them along.


Elizabeth Stone House

This Roxbury shelter received some help from Boston Cares volunteers when they landscaped their property last spring. Affordable pavers from the Reuse Center helped them make the most of their limited budget.