THE REPAIR CAFE

Repair Cafe: Repair Coach Edwin Winstanley and Geoff Howard of Sustainable Warwick

Third Saturday of every other month at the Senior Center, Warwick Town Hall Complex, 132 Kings Hwy., Warwick, NY

May 20, July 15, September 16, November 18, 2017

 

Hole In Your Shirt? Computer On The Fritz? Dull knife? Wobbly Toy Truck? Torn Teddy Bear? Damaged Doll? Blinky Lamp?

Toss ‘em? No way!

Repair Coaches, guys and gals with superior technical skills, provide  computer trouble shooting, sewing repairs, knife and tool sharpening, wooden and mechanical toy, non-upholstered furniture, small appliance, and lamp repairs.

You carry your items, two per person, in and out, and the volunteer coaches, some of whom are professional fixers, will work with you to fix it! Volunteer coaches bring their own tools and offer repairs at no cost to you, but we must charge you for lamp parts at our cost.  Donations cheerfully accepted to help purchase additional supplies and advertise.

While we can’t guarantee that your item will be repaired, a lot of beloved, broken things do get fixed for free. Everybody has fun and often, an interesting story to tell. A lot of stuff goes home with happy people rather than tossed and trucked to a landfill.

The Repair Café idea was born in Amsterdam in 2009.  Repair Café New Paltz was one of the first in the United States, and others followed in the Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, Gardiner, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Beacon, and Rosendale. Sustainable Warwick is sponsoring the Repair Café locally in order to support reuse and recycling. For more information visit http://www.repaircafehv.org. If you’d like to volunteer your repair skills, donate bake goods,  or help organize, contact Elizabeth Knight@ 845-544-1056; eknight@teawithfriends.com.