Repair Café September 16, 2017 at The Habitat Store

Chairs. Fans. Lamps. Toasters. Bikes. 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! These items and many more can be repaired for FREE by volunteer fixers at the Cville TimeBank Repair Café, on Saturday, September 16, noon to 4pm at The Habitat Store on Harris Street. You can sit down and watch, ask questions, and even help fix things! Learn what’s inside your stuff and how to make it work again. Bring up to 3 items including small appliances, clothing, jewelry, bikes, toys, small furniture, and other household items. 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. Don’t toss it, fix it!

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 2017 Facebook event
Fall 2017 Flyer (PDF)
Fall 2017 Press Release (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