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Port Townsend repair event

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Port Townsend repair event

Saturday, September 30, 2023
3:00 am - 6:00 am
ages
all ages
cost
free

Join us for this free community gathering in which people with repair skills share their time and talents to fix their neighbors’ belongings. Bring your toaster that no longer toasts, sweater with a hole in the elbow, and excitement to get these belongings repaired while also learning how they did it and ways you could do it yourself next time!

This event will have volunteers helping repair:

  • small appliances/electronics,
  • sewing/knitting,
  • tool sharpening,
  • bicycle repair,
  • simple jewelry repair,
  • and other household items.

What to expect at a repair event.
All are welcome! Everyone has stuff and stuff breaks!

Important information!

  • Limit of 2 belongings per person. If there is space and time, it is possible we can repair additional items you might bring.
  • You must be present during repair.
  • Please clean your belongings before bringing them in to be repaired (i.e., dump out the vacuum collection canister, wash clothes beforehand, etc). 
  • If your item needs a part, we ask that you bring the new part with you.
  • Bring any manuals or extra components you may have for the item you bring in to be fixed.
  • Upon checking in you will be asked to sign a waiver holding PTMSC and volunteers harmless for any potential damage to your property.  
  • We cannot assure that an item can be repaired, or that attempting to repair it won’t break it further. 
  • Your repair might be outside of the scope of our fixers! If this is the case, they may be able to recommend temporary solutions or a professional in our area that could provide the needed services.

What belongings can you bring?
Most belongings are welcome for repair. Our volunteer crew is always happy to at least take a look!

Some usual suspects are…

  • Vacuums
  • Lamps
  • Clothing and textiles. For example, tablecloth, backpack, shirt, knitted sweater, etc.
  • Small appliances
  • Electronics
  • Tools
  • Toys
  • Electrical items
  • Kitchen items
  • Bicycles
  • Other mechanical or everyday items

Restricted items:

  • Items that are leaking fluids
  • Grimy, dirty, or hazardous items
  • Items having noxious or excessive odors
  • Microwaves
  • Anything that cannot be easily carried e.g. no major appliances, motor vehicles, etc.

Questions? Contact Mandi at mjohnson@ptmsc.org.

Are you good at fixing things? Volunteer with us!
Do you have repair skills or just love tinkering with items, figuring out what the problem might be and putting it back together? Do you enjoy explaining things to others? We invite you to join our crew of volunteers! Limited, modest stipends are available. Contact Mandi at mjohnson@ptmsc.org for more information on how to get involved.

JeffCo Repair is a grant-funded project sponsored by PTMSC, with the support of Local 2020’s Beyond Waste Action Group.
Grant funding is provided by Department of Ecology Public Participation Grants.

Location

Quimper Grange
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend

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