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.

Spring Café a Sunny Success

Under lovely sunny skies, Vashonites brought about sixty-nine items to the Spring 2024 Café. Of those, fifty-eight were fixed, including many lamps, some mending, various small appliances and a chair or two. All in all, 485 pounds of treasures were NOT taken to the landfill. Huzzah!

Lamps101 class at Orbit Youth Space

Lamps 101 Rocked

Saturday’s Youth Fixit Class at Orbit Youth Space rocked. Kids and fixers teamed up to learn about electricity, make a basic lamp and then fix a broken one. More tonnage saved from the landfill and fun as well. And there was pizza!

Stay tuned for more like this!

That socket didn’t buy itself…

Your gift helps stock the Fix-it tool chest with the tools and supplies that help us help you. Consider a generous donation and help keep fixable items out of the trash!