The Repair Café Needs You!
Are you handy? With machines? Electronics? A needle and thread, perhaps?
Would you share this knowledge with others? Just want to keep folks from throwing good things into landfills, maybe help them save a few dollars? Come with your kids and teach them? Just come to learn and make new friends?
Get involved in The Repair Café!
About the Repair Café
Just scroll through the images there and look at these folks helping each other and learning so much together.
Oh my goodness!
She’s got calls coming in for this program Island-wide. Anyone willing to help her answer them is greatly appreciated!
You don’t have to be super mechanical. Everybody can teach or help with something.
Said Laurie: “The more volunteers, the faster folks can get things repaired. People need to be able to bring their own tools. We get a lot of TVs and lamps and small electronics. We also could use people who are good with furniture, clothing/textiles (with sewing machine), more people for jewelry, anyone for watches and clocks, and other miscellaneous things (last time we had an ironing board, bicycle, a small statue that needed to be glued back together…).
We could also make space for a mental health person who would take time to listen to folks who just have a need to talk, or anyone who can do massage (sure, we can ‘fix’ people, too!).
Anyone who’d like to do some small DIY demos like how to sew on a button, darn a sock, rewire a lamp… we may need someone to act as “host” in watching and replenishing the coffee, cookies, etc. Anyone who wants to bake cookies or banana bread or small things that don’t require silverware or plates or who’d like to donate a basket of apples is also welcome.
We imagine The Repair Café would be an EXCELLENT service project for Scouts, and really anyone who wants to promote the fine art of giving things a second chance at life, and to help make the world little thriftier and more self-reliant.
Photos of Repair Cafe’s across Long Island. Photo Credit: Laurie Farber.