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Repair cafe offers solutions

What does one do with a broken toaster, a chair with a loose leg or a moth-eaten sweater?

Instead of tossing them in a landfill, get them repaired at the Repair Café this weekend.

A lot of items requiring only minor repairs can be put back in working order, but many people have forgotten they can have things fixed by someone who specializes in repair work or even patch them up themselves.

Repair Café organizers want to help people repair their items and renew their appreciation for their items value, but most of all they're eager to how fun and rewarding fixing something can be.

Visitors can bring any easily portable household items – such as toasters, blenders, small furniture, laptop computers, telephones, clothing, jewellery, luggage or toys – that need repairing to the team of Repair Café volunteers for help to get them back into working order.

All help and repairs are free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Nanaimo’s first Repair Café, a local non-profit initiative, happens at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse Saturday (May 10) from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Nanaimo Repair Café website at www.repaircafenanaimo.ca.

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