Events

Summer 2017 Repair Fair & Share

The Habitat for Humanity Mid Willamette Valley’s ReStore is hosting the event (thanks to Master Recycler Chris Ream).

Repair Fair & Share, ReStore
1249 13th St SE, Salem, 97302
Saturday, July 15, 11am – 1pm

11:30 Live demo with Meg Rowe about simple sewing fixes and sewing machine maintenance.

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Items to bring include:

  • Jewelry
  • Stringed instruments
  • Textiles
  • Small appliances
  • Tools that need sharpening
  • Computers

Guests are asked to bring replacement parts to aid in the repair. The event is first come, first serve. Guests may bring one item at a time to get repaired and then bring another item after the initial repair.

Thank you to these volunteers: Nancy Darst, Lesley Johnson, Alice Morton, Susan Tanabe, Mike Nolley, Pablo Medina, Susan Botkin, Celia Baculi, Melinda Hale Hautala, Dan Hampel, Mike Brickley, Bill Thompson, Judy Skinner, Meg Rowe, Chris Ream, Stephania Fregosi, Kimberly Fanshier


On January 14, 2017 Marion County hosted a Repair Fair & Share event at the Northwest Hub. We collected  61 tickets. 49 items were fixed, 7 items were not repaired, and 5 were in the progress of getting repaired. The success is credited to over 20 fixperts who gave their time and talent to repair the broken. The Northwest Hub was a wonderful supporter who also spread the word and donated their own staff to the event. We also had Cherry City Sweet Spot a food truck and Santiam Brewing Co. on site to help make the event feel more like a community fair experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer 2016
On June 22nd we had another Repair Fair & Share event. We collected  30 tickets. 25 items were fixed, 4 items were not repairable, and 1 was in the progress of getting repaired.

The event was sponsored by Marion County Environmental Services, and the space was donated by Willamette Heritage Center. We had 20 volunteers and we couldn’t have done so much work without their help.

Dana Canning from the Salem Sleeping Bag Project was also there to show us how we can help crochet, sew, or cut to help make sleeping bags and sleeping mats for the homeless.

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http://koin.com/2016/06/29/why-do-it-yourself-repairs-can-be-worth-your-while/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall 2015

Our October event was a success! Thanks to all the volunteers who shared their skills and talents with us. It was a fun evening, and we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from happy participants.

On Oct. 21st we met from 5-7 at Chemeketa Community College. We collected 28 tickets, repaired 16 items, and 3 items were in the process of getting fixed. Not too shabby for our first event.

 

October 21, 2015

5-7 pm
Chemeketa Community College, Student Center

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Got something broken? Bring it (along with any needed parts) to the Repair Fair, and we’ll hook you up with a fixer!

At this event we are focusing on:

  • Bike repair
  • Sewing repair
  • Small appliances (please no microwaves)
  • Jewelry repair
  • Instrument repair
  • Knife and scissor sharpening
  • Tool care breakout session at 6:00 pm
  • Speaker repair demo at 6:30pm

Repair Fair & Share will bring together volunteers throughout the community for semi annual repair events. Embracing “repair rather than replace”, our goal is to provide community connections that not only provides repair service, but promotes troubleshooting and the repair process. We hope to inspire and enable people to continue repairing and sharing in their community. The community will benefit by making connections, learning skills, reducing waste, and saving money. We are looking for repair volunteers. Visit repairfair.net to sign up or to learn more about what we can help repair. For more information, contact Jessica Ramey 503-365-3180.

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We are currently planning the event. Check back here for more details.
If you’d like to participate, simply sign up here or on facebook