Repair Café’s a treat. No tricks. October 27 at The Habitat Store

You know what’s scary? The fact that literally tons of useful stuff ends up in landfills every year. But it doesn’t have to. If you’ve got broken stuff, don’t toss it. Fix it!

Once again, just in time for Halloween, the Cville TimeBank is partnering with the Habitat Store for our popular Repair Café. Bring your broken baubles, blouses, blenders, bikes and other stuff. If it’s broken, our cheerful volunteers will do their best to fix it, free. You’ll find us at the Habitat Store on Harris Street in Charlottesville on October 27, from noon to 4:00 PM.

Bring up to 3 items – clothing, jewelry, toys, bikes, small appliances, and other household items. You can sit down and watch, ask questions, and even help fix things. Kids of all ages can work with tools at the Take-Apart Table and see what’s inside our stuff. And while you’re at the Habitat Store, plan to shop their amazing selection of home goods. All profits go toward building more affordable housing in our area.

Cville TimeBank Repair Café is a totally free community event, open to everyone. Tell your friends!

Press Contact

Ann Marie Hohenberger, Repair Café event coordinator –, (434) 981-2004

David Winder, Habitat Store operations manager –, (434) 996-1036

Kathy Kildea, Cville TimeBank co-chair –, (434) 531-3957


Fall 2018 Facebook Event
Fall 2018 Flyer (PDF)

Repair Café Press Release Oct 2018

Repair Café Fact Sheet March 2018

Cville TimeBank
Repair Café International

Repair Café volunteer sign-up
Cville Repair Directory (compiled by TimeBank members)

Fall 2017

Woolen Mills Repair Café June 2017

Spring 2017

CBS 19 – Repair Café coming back to IX – March 13, 2017


Fall 2016

CBS 19 – The Repair Cafe helps residents fix broken items for free – October 22, 2016
NBC 29 – Cville TimeBank Repair Café Held at IX Park – October 22, 2016
WINA Newsradio – Ann Marie Hohenberger and Charlie Owen – October 18, 2016
WINA Newsradio – Cville TimeBank Repair Cafe – October 14, 2016

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Spring 2016

NBC 29 – Charlottesville Art Park Again Offers Repair Café – March 5, 2016
CBS 19 – Repair Café Comes Back to Charlottesville – March 5, 2016
CBS 19 – Charlottesville Repair Café Back Again – Feb 24, 2016
NBC 29 – Charlottesville Volunteers Train for Upcoming Repair Café – Feb 23, 2016
The Daily Progress – Second area Repair Café set for March 5 – Feb 22, 2016

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Fall 2015

WAHU Fox 27 – Repair Café Fixes Old Items for Free on Sunday – Nov 16, 2015
NBC 29 – Charlottesville Service Exchange Organization Hosts First Repair Café – Nov 15, 2015
The Daily Progress – Repair Café brings out community, keeps items out of landfill – Nov 15, 2015
The Daily Progress – Repair Cafe makes old items new – November 2015
WVTF Public Radio – Repair Cafe to Keep Stuff Out of Landfills – Nov 11, 2015
WINA Newsradio – Interview with Cville Repair Café Coordinator – Nov 11, 2015

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