Cville TimeBank Repair Café

Don't toss it – FIX it!

Toss it? No Way! FIX IT!

At a Repair Café, folks bring their broken stuff to be repaired by volunteers for free. It’s a fun, friendly way to keep perfectly good stuff out of the landfill and spend some quality time together as a community.

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Don’t toss it. FIX it!

Chairs. Fans. Lamps. Toasters. In the Charlottesville area, these are the things most likely to end up in the trash when they break. Let’s make them useful again!

Great news:
Repair Café returns in 2022!

After a 2+ year COVID-induced hiatus, Charlottesville’s Repair Café is poised to return – with a few changes to help keep attendees and volunteer fixers safe and healthy while we fix all the things!
To limit the number of people present, we’ve split the event into two smaller cafés
and are requiring preregistration for repairs

Saturday, August 27 – Sewing and Jewelry repairs only

Saturday, September 10 – Electrical, small appliances, furniture & household items, toys

Please do NOT bring:
Computers – Phones – Gas engines – Microwaves – Televisions

Not sure what to expect? View our House Rules here.

Cville TimeBank Repair Café is a totally free community event, open to everyone.
Would you like to host a Repair Café for your neighborhood or community organization? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact



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Scenes from our very first Repair Cafe

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