NEW (Mar 27): We are sad to announce that our event this weekend (March 29th) has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict at the venue. However, we do have more events coming up. Check out our Events page for further info, and to sign up if you're interested in helping out!
What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or when your favourite shirt gets a hole in it? Toss it? No way!
You can repair it at the Repair Café!
At a Repair Café, we want to help you repair household items instead of throwing them away – and hopefully help you learn something in the process. Bring any (easily portable – no dishwashers!) household items you’d like repaired and we’ll help you get it in working order.
Some examples of applicable items:
- Small appliances – toasters, blenders, etc…
- Small furniture – again – the guideline is if you can carry it easily
All repairs/assistance are free of charge (although donations are happily accepted).
We throw away vast amounts of stuff in today's society. Even things with almost nothing wrong, which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. The trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how. The Repair Café is changing all that!
The Repair Café teaches people to see their possessions in a new light. And, once again, to appreciate their value. The Repair Café helps change people’s mindset. This is essential to kindle people’s enthusiasm for a sustainable society.
But most of all, the Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is. Why don’t you give it a go?