Repair guys at the small electrics bench - Repair CaféRepair Café February 29 at The Habitat Store

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, 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.

The Habitat Store on Harris Street in Charlottesville
Saturday, February 29, 2020 
12:30 PM 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

Kathy Kildea, Cville TimeBank President,  (434) 531-3957

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


Spring 2020 Facebook Event

Spring 2020 Event Flyer (PDF)

Fall 2019 Facebook event

Fall 2019  Flyer (PDF)

Repair Café Press Release Fall 2019

News links from Previous Repair Café events:
Repair Café to help the Homeless at The Haven

RC Fact Sheet – Fall 2019

Cville TimeBank
Repair Café International

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

Fall 2018

That entire right sleeve was replaced at the Repair Café! That's one happy customer. :-) Learning how things work! Check-in desk at the Repair Café Check in for small appliances Kids take-apart table Fixing a rocking chair Fixers use teamwork to glue a broken chair Tool sharpening by Way Cool Tools Fixing a lamp at the Repair Café Repair guys at the small electrics bench - Repair Café Rachel, working on fixing a stick blender - Repair Café Top Notch Computers at the Repair Café A happy samovar owner -- look, it's FIXED! Repair Café Fixing a toaster at the Repair Café Stephen, choosing his next item to fix at the Repair Café Trying on for fit adjustments at Repair CaféA few of the Cville TimeBank's Repair Café cheery volunteers!Figuring out how to fix the samovar - Repair Cafe´Marge, with a happy, happy sewing customer! Repair Café

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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