Next Repair Cafes: 

 

Saturday, April 26        10:00 – 1:00

Saturday, May 17          10:00 – 2:00    SUMMER HOURS

Saturday, June 21        10:00 – 2:00   SUMMER HOURS

 

Find us at the Oak Park Senior Citizens Center,

414 S. Oak Park Ave.  Oak Park    

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Welcome to the Oak Park Repair Cafe!

 

NOTE THE DIFFERENT APRIL DATE!!

Usually our Repair Cafes are on the 3rd Saturday of every month but because of the Easter Holiday our April session will be on Saturday, April 26th.

Make a note of it; hope to see you there!

 

2013 Stats

Result Count Percent of Total
Fixed 141 65%
Partially Fixed 20 9%
Not Fixed 51 24%
Unknown 4 2%
TOTAL ITEMS 216

 

Most Popular Items

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Number of Items Received by Month

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What is Repair Cafe?

 

      •  Repairing things together, keeping them out of landfills
      •  Receiving expert advice
      •  Meeting each other and being inspired

 

Repair Cafes are free meeting places, and they’re all about fixing things, rather than throwing them away.

At the Repair Cafe, you’ll find the tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need.

You’ll also find repair specialists to help you in areas such as:

 

      •  Electricians
      •  Seamstresses
      •  Jewelry experts
      •  Carpenters
      •  General fix-it folks

The Repair Cafe Mission

 

  • „We throw away vast amounts of stuff!  Even things with almost nothing wrong, which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair.
  • „Trouble is, lots of people have forgotten that they can repair things themselves or they no longer know how.
  • „Society doesn’t always show appreciation for those who still DO have this practical knowledge.