So, what is this all about?
Repair Café's are free meeting space where people fix things together. Besides the obvious money saving, RC's have multiple benefits, from keeping stuff out of the landfill, to promoting collaboration, skill-sharing and community self-reliance, as well as supporting Evanston's Climate Action and Resilience Plan, just to name a few.
If you are curious about this, we recommend that you head down to your basement, closet or storage area and pick that thing that has been there for ages, but which you could not bring yourself to throw away (remember, there is no "away"!).
Once you have chosen your broken item, SIGN UP TO ONE 30-minute time slot that matches the type or repair you need. To allow for others to participate, we request that you bring items belonging only to the category you sign up for. The Repair volunteer will try to fix them and/or diagnose and recommend next steps and spare parts.
If you already know what is wrong with your item, feel free to bring any necessary spare parts to maximize the chances of getting it repaired!
These are the repair categories available at this Repair event:
- GENERAL REPAIR of small appliances and common household items (lamps, toasters, fans, blenders...) NO ELECTRONICS, please.
- BASIC SEWING/MENDING on clothing and other textiles. Please wash before bringing item.
- BASIC JEWELRY REPAIR: restringing, replacing clasps, links. No soldering.
- GLUING: Wood, ceramic and plastic of household items: toys, picture frames, crockery...
- BIKE REPAIR: Slipped chains, loose bolts, stuck seats, handlebars...
- ELECTRONICS DIAGNOSTIC: Bring your item to learn what's wrong with it, what you need to fix it and the difficulty level of the repair.
Co-sponsored with Citizens' Greener Evanston. We are grateful to the Evanston Repair Café volunteers and Wheel & Sprocket, for their expertise, time and support.
On Saturday, June 26th, head to the Robert Crown Library and get ready to see your beloved item come back to life... while we build community together.
Questions? Bea at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Build Community" Image belongs to Josh Macphee/Amplifier.org