circle of reuse

SHOP and DONATE to complete the circle of use and reuse.

At The I.D.E.A. Store, we’re passionate about finding fun, functional and creative reuse for the materials we often take for granted. This is the place you bring the stuff that you just don’t need anymore. It is a unique shopping experience. You’ll find an ever-changing inventory of donated materials for projects of all shapes and sizes. The store is home to curious, creative, caring artists and educators. We share green ideas for art and everyday living.

We are an enterprise of Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, a non-profit supporting excellence in our local public schools.

Big Bag Blowout | June 15-17

It’s spring cleaning time at The I.D.E.A. Store, which also means time for the Big Bag Blowout!

We’re clearing out our warehouse and filling our downstairs space with overstocks of craft supplies, books, fabric and flowers, metal and wood pieces, fascinating plastic pieces, and much, much more! Fill a bag with treasures for just $5!