The Tool Library announces it will be hosting a winter 2024 series of Dare to Repair Cafes. These volunteer-powered events put tools and talents to use in the community in an effort to reduce waste by diverting usable items from landfills. Individuals can bring broken household items such as lamps, vacuums, and small electronics to be repaired free of charge by volunteer fixers.
The winter series will consist of 3 separate Dare to Repair Cafes at the following locations and Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm:
- January 20 | Tosh Collins Community Center, 35 Cazenovia St, Buffalo, NY 14210
- February 24 | Black Rock Riverside Alliance, 52 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207
- March 16 | Newstead Public Library | 33 Main St, Akron, NY 14001
Anyone interested in bringing appliances or household items to be repaired are strongly encouraged to fill out the registration form in advance.
“In 2023, New York State led the nation in passing the first comprehensive Right to Repair legislation. Repair is a critical piece of building a more sustainable economy and that’s why we’re dedicated to making it more accessible to more people in WNY through our free Dare to Repair Cafes.”Darren Cotton, Executive Director of The Tool Library.
Dare to Repair Cafes are made possible with community partners Buffalo Recycles, the city of Buffalo, and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries. Event sponsorships are still available. Those who might be interested in volunteering as a fixer for a Dare to Repair Cafe can fill out the instructor sign up form online.
About The Tool Library The Tool Library is a volunteer-powered, community-based tool lending nonprofit. Our mission is to provide communities with the tools they need to create the change they want. We believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to fixing up your home, growing your own food, or improving your community. For more information or to sign up as a member of The Tool Library, visit www.thetoollibrary.org.