Fixin’ to Change the Throw-away Mentality

“I’m SO happy I don’t have to take this to the dump!”

Our very first Cville Repair Café was a sweet success. More than 80 visitors brought their stuff to be evaluated and repaired by our team of volunteer fixers on November 15, 2015. We saved vacuum after vacuum, old lamps, piles of costume jewelry, entire bags of mending, and lots more – including a couple of nearly-new appliances that had their cords chewed off by a new puppy.

Watch the highlights in 60 seconds:

Our check-out team reported that visitors were “glowing” as they left, and our fixers had at least as much fun as the fixees. But don’t take our word for it. Check out the news coverage:

WAHU Fox 27 – Repair Café Fixes Old Items for Free on Sunday
NBC 29 – Charlottesville Service Exchange Organization Hosts First Repair Café
The Daily Progress – Repair Café brings out community, keeps items out of landfill

And here’s the best part: we’re doing it all AGAIN in the spring! Don’t miss our next event in March 2016: Click here to join the Repair Café mailing list.

Until then, take a look at our new Cville Repair Directory to find local repair shops for appliances, electronics, phones & computers, sewing & alterations, bikes, and much more.

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