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Join KC’s new repair cafe movement

We throw away a lot of stuff, often because it’s cheaper to replace rather than repair or we just don’t know how to fix it. That’s where repair cafes come in.

There are now more than 2,500 repair cafes across the world. The events provide meeting places that bring together tools, skilled volunteers, and items that need fixing in an effort to combat throwaway culture and support the right to repair movement.

Local non-profit, Re.Use.Full is bringing repair cafes to Kansas City and plans to host regular free events.

On Saturday, July 20, Re.Use.Full is hosting a repair cafe event with the City of Overland Park. It will be held from 9 am to 1 pm at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS.

At the event, there will be tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need to clothes, furniture, small appliances, computers, lamps, bicycles, jewelry, and more you bring from home.

You’ll also find people with a variety of repair skills to help out. Together with these volunteers, you can have your broken items repaired instead of needing to replace your broken items.

Re.Use.Full is currently seeking volunteers who enjoy tinkering and problem-solving to get something working again to join this and upcoming repair events.

The organization is also seeking tool donations, such as screwdrivers, hammers, clamps, pliers, wrenches, drills and soldering equipment.

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14 days ago

What a great concept!!!