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Repair Café Returns to IX on March 18, 2017

Back away from that trash can!  The plastic in your broken toaster can live for as long as a thousand years in a landfill.  Your clothes could take 40 to 50 years to break down.  In 2015, the Charlottesville area sent more than 7000 tons of trash—including plastics and fibers—to the landfill. Thankfully, Cville TimeBank is sponsoring its fourth repair café to help you save your stuff, money and the environment! Bring up to three items to be repaired, for free, by cheerful Cville TimeBank volunteers to the IX Art Park on March 18, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Don’t toss it, fix it!

Press Contact

Ann Marie Hohenberger, Repair Café event coordinator – annmarie.hohenberger@gmail.com, (434) 981-2004

Kathy Kildea, Cville TimeBank co-chair – kmkildea@gmail.com, (434) 531-3957

Links

Cville TimeBank Repair Café Fact Sheet March 2017
March 2017 Press Release
Spring 2017 Facebook event
Spring 2017 Flyer (PDF)

Cville TimeBank
Repair Café International

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

Photos – Fall 2016

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Photos – Spring 2016

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Photos – Fall 2015

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Press Coverage – 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

Press Coverage – 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

Press Coverage – 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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