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Sun, Apr 21

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Durango Tool Library

Repair Café

Don't despair, repair! Bring your wobbly chairs, torn shirts, shattered phone screens, malfunctioning bicycles, and toasters on-the-blink to the Repair Café. A crew of volunteers will be on-hand to help you diagnose and fix your things.

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Repair Café
Repair Café

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Durango Tool Library, 278 Sawyer Dr Unit 4A, Durango, CO 81303, USA

About the event

By connecting people who know how to repair with people who have things that need repair, we can ensure more things are fixed and used, instead of discarded and replaced.

Volunteers will help you troubleshoot your broken thing, and provide a prescription for how it can be repaired. When possible, volunteers will help you make on-site, real-time repairs—and send you home with a fixed thing. For other repairs, like those that require specialized replacement parts, the prescription will guide you through what's needed to repair the item.

@Kiddos and doggos: Bring your sick and wounded stuffed animals to the Stuffed Animal Hospital. Volunteers will be ready to give your stuffed animal special care, like replacing missing stuffing and patching any holes, so you can keep playing with your stuffie.

There is no fee for participating in this event, but there will be local coffee cart and drink vendors onsite offering yummy beverages for purchase. Get a drink for you and, perhaps, for a volunteer? It is a repair "café" after all! Come enjoy a refreshment while repairing and learning.

How to Participate

To attend and get your things fixed: 

No sign up required. No fees to participate. Come on Sunday, April 21st and bring one thing to be repaired.

Check back for an up-to-date list of the types of things you can bring for repair. We're currently recruiting volunteers, and our volunteer roster will determine what repair stations are available.

To volunteer and help fix things:

Volunteers are needed to staff repair stations. If you are interested in helping repair things, please sign up here: [insert link to sign up form]

We are looking for volunteers who are able and willing to help with:

  • Phones, tablets, and computers
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Clothing
  • Outdoor gear
  • Furniture repairs
  • Upholstery repairs
  • Bicycle problems
  • Stuffed animal hospital
  • Others? If you are willing to volunteer in another area, please reach out!

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