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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but if it is broke — bring it out to the Repair Café.
People get ready for the return of the Repair Café at the Charlotte Congregational Church 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 30.
The Repair Café is a four-hour, fix-it party of local folks volunteering their skills to fix or help you learn how to repair your broken stuff.
Just bring your broken things to the Repair Cafe and watch and learn as handy folks do and demonstrate their magic.
In addition to fixing stuff so it isn’t thrown into the infinite-seeming abyss of disposable but not biodegradable refuse, co-sponsors the Charlotte Library and the Grange hope to:
In the past repairers have fixed such things as:
Even the following services have been offered:
The Repair Café is always looking for volunteer repairers. Do you have a repair or creative skill you want to offer? Email Jamey Gerlaugh, the Repair Café coordinator.
There is no charge for the Repair Café repairers’ labor. If your repair requires new parts, you are responsible for buying those parts beforehand and bringing them. If possible, please register your items to be fixed.
Attendees are asked, if able, to bring food or money to donate to the Charlotte Food Shelf. Coffee and home-baked goods will be available all day. Lunch of chili, salad and drinks will be available for a $5 donation to Sustainable Charlotte.