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.

Next Fix-it Cafe Coming in October

Dedicated to reducing waste and building community, the Vashon Fix-It Café returns Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10am to 2pm at the Vashon Eagles Club, 18134 Vashon Highway SW.

Advance registration is required to safely stagger fixing sessions and pair you with the right fixer for your job. Complete the simple form to be paired with a fixer.

Have a great summer, and see you this fall!

Hooray for Vashon!

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

Vashon Fixers did it again! The first annual Lamp-O-Rama in March, 2022 brought out eleven Fixers supported by five runners and administrators to the Eagles.  Thirty-nine lamps were fixed entirely, saving 250 pounds from the landfill. In addition, nine other lamps were worked on, but parts were needed and/or the person with the lamp will plan to bring to May Fix It. This represents an additional 48 pounds likely rescued from the landfill as the lamp owners have hope for a future fix! Only five lamps were determined unfixable. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Sabrina’s good cooking. Looking forward to meeting up again in May.