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, though many similar initiatives have been active for some time. (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.
Next Repair Café in Palo Alto:
When: Sunday, October 16; 11am – 3pm
Where: Museum of American Heritage
351 Homer Ave, Palo Alto (map below)
Other Nearby Repair Cafés:
When: Sunday, September 11; 11am– 3pm
Where: Mountain View Senior Center
When: Sunday, November 12; Time TBD
Where: Sunnyvale Library