A Repair Café is a meeting place where people work together, with the help of experienced repair people, to mend broken household items that they bring in.  The usual items are electrical appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, or just about anything that you can carry in by yourself.  There is no cost, but also no guarantee that your item can be fixed there.  You will be expected to participate in the repair or learn how to repair it on your own at home.  The emphasis is on community-building, keeping well-loved useful items out of the landfill, and learning how to make repairs on your own.

Hooray for Vashon!

Thanks to all of you for another successful Fix-It Café on Vashon Island!

Islanders came away from the 12th Vashon Fix-It Cafe last weekend with smiles, stories and new lives for old possessions. Majorly sponsored by Vashon Makerspace, the nonprofit known best for the Tool Library, and hosted by the Vashon Eagles, the latest Fix-It Cafe was a hybrid of in-person and online fixing, keeping islanders safe with creative Covid mitigation protocols. Other supporting partners in bringing this unique community event to the island included Zero Waste VashonO Space, the Vashon Time Exchange, and the King County Eco-Consumer Program. READ MORE  >

Fix-It Cafe has gone virtual!