What's a Repair Cafe? It's about getting stuff fixed, helping the environment and building community, all at the same time! The Silver Spring Timebank hosted our first Repair Cafe on Saturday, May 5 at the Montgomery County GreenFest. There was a steady crowd of people to get a variety of items fixed including furniture, jewelry, clocks and small appliances, and the feedback was terrific!
- One woman, who had four chairs repaired, was "super happy!".
- Another woman arrived with a broken clock, a 20-year old wedding gift, and left with it working like new again.
- And a woman came with a jewelry box nearly in pieces, and she was thrilled to have it fixed as it carried great meaning for her.
Our first foray into the Repair Cafe scene was a success, and we'll be sure to offer another in the future...stay tuned!