Keep those broken items out of the landfill with KC’s first Repair Cafe

Have a small item in need of repair? Bring broken bicycles, clothing, jewelry, furniture and tools to the inaugural Repair Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of 31st and Cherry in midtown.

Fixing a favorite item instead of tossing it in the trash means more money in your pocket and less waste in a landfill. If you have a small piece of metal or wood furniture that needs repair, a favorite shirt missing a button, a split seam in your jeans, a broken clasp on a necklace or a bicycle in need of maintenance, the Repair Cafe is for you. A team of talented fixers will be on hand to help extend the life of your stuff.

The Repair Cafe is sponsored by Green Works in Kansas City, the MARC Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Donations are welcome at the event, but the expertise is free.

Please note that alterations and zipper repair are not included, and the fixers can’t match paints, finishes or stains on your items. Call ahead at 816-830-3737 to see if your repair job matches the skill sets of the fixers who will be on hand Saturday.