WNC Repair Cafe Returns on December 13th

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On December 13, 2022, WNC Repair Cafe will open to the community for another evening of free repairs.

A repair cafe is an event where you are invited to bring in broken household objects and meet with volunteer repair specialists who then guide you through the repair process.  Volunteers with WNC Repair Cafe believe that there is value in knowing how to repair, rather than replace, your items, and will be offering repairs at no cost to any and all members of the community.

Specialists in small engine repair, mending, appliance repair, welding, tool repair and carpentry have volunteered from all across Western North Carolina to lend a hand during the event.  Volunteers are encouraged to share their skills, offering a unique opportunity to learn how to do it yourself the next time something breaks. Traditionally, repairs have ranged from small appliances to worn-out clothing, small engines and garden tools to family heirlooms.  The scope of the repairs should be limited only by the imagination of the patrons; if it’s broken, they will try to fix it.


The next WNC Repair Cafe will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at The Asheville Tool Library at Smith Mill Works in West Asheville.  The Asheville Tool Library is located at 80 Cowan Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806.

Donations are encouraged to cover costs of materials and expansion of our in-house tool library;  simple supplies and all labor will be provided at no charge.  Prior notice increases the chance of a successful repair.  Visitors are encouraged to email Dan prior to arriving.

Visit the group’s website for more details at https://wncrepaircafe.com. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WNCRepairCafe/.

For questions and volunteer information contact Dan Hettinger at [email protected] or (828) 808-6417.