Repair Café Palo Alto
In 1960, each person in the US generated 2.68 pounds of waste per day. By 2000, the average was 4.65 pounds per day. We all have something that no longer works, that we still need. We can throw it out and buy a new one, stick it in the garage, pay to get it fixed, or fix it ourselves.
The Repair Café Palo Alto is a volunteer-run, community service dedicated to encouraging the repair and reuse of goods rather than dumping them in landfill.
The first Repair Café started in Amsterdam in 2009, now there are over 1,500 Repair Cafés around the world. The Repair Café Palo Alto is affiliated with the Repair Café Foundation in the Netherlands. We are the first Repair Café to become operational in the United States. (Although we are affiliated with the Repair Café Foundation, we are self-funded and operate independently.) Learn more about the Repair Café Foundation in the Netherlands: www.repaircafe.org
Join us! Bring your broken items to our quarterly “cafes” or volunteer to help others repair things.
Repair Cafe Volunteers in the community
All events for 2020 have been cancelled due to necessary COVID-19 safety precautions.
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KPIX visits the Repair Cafe in February:
iFixit joined us and filmed this:
Repair Café thanks GREENWASTE for donation of a new tools and supplies trailer.