Reconsidered Goods (RG), the Triad’s only nonprofit creative reuse center, is proud to host Repair Cafe NC for a free repair workshop on Sunday August 27th from 1:00 to 5:00pm at their Spring Garden Street location. Repair Cafe NC is the leading producer of community repair workshops in the Southeast.
Repair Cafe is a free repair workshop where local residents bring common household items and receive repair assistance from volunteer coaches. Items commonly brought for repair include lamps, tabletop appliances, furniture, toys, and jewelry. A wide variety of tools and talented repair coaches are on-hand to demonstrate repair techniques in collaboration with item owners. With only basic repair parts and no assistance from manufacturers, Repair Cafes typically see 65% of items go home fully repaired.
Reconsidered Good's mission of environmental sustainability embraces the global repair movement and the Repair Cafe concept. Community members help their neighbors learn to repair and maintain common household items to extend their useful life and reduce the burden of unnecessary consumption and waste. Recent appearances on NBC’s Today (April), NPR’s Weekend Edition (March, May), and the New York Times’ Wirecutter (April) are raising awareness of the work being done in communities large and small across the US and around the world.
“We are so excited to welcome Repair Cafe NC to Greensboro for the first time. I hope to make this partnership an annual event,” remarks Reconsidered Goods Executive Director Catena Bergevin.
”As we emerge from the challenges of the pandemic, people are recognizing that basic repair skills are essential to building resilience, saving money, and conserving natural resources,” says Don Fick, Organizer of Repair Café NC.
Will Gallagher is a Repair Cafe volunteer living in Greensboro, “To me, the goal of Repair Cafe is to help shift the perspective on what is considered trash and empower people with the knowledge to fix their own belongings.”
The event will be held inside Reconsidered Goods creative reuse resale store at 4118 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro. The event is free to the public but registration is encouraged. Interested participants can register on the Repair Cafe website HERE Registrants will also receive a 10% discount on any Reconsidered Goods store purchases that day.
More information about Reconsidered Goods retail store and education programs can be found at www.reconsideredgoods.org. Reconsidered Goods imagines a world where nothing is used once nor thrown away but instead reused again and again.
The retail store is located at 4118 Spring Garden Street. Greensboro. 27407.