The Edmonton Tool Library recently hosted the city’s first ever Repair Café!
We were thrilled to see so many community members show up with a wide array of items on the day of the event. Our volunteers channeled their talents to repair everything from bread makers to backpacks to bikes, diverting almost 150 lbs (or 70 kg) from landfill! One person attended to learn how to thread a sewing machine; another couple brought a lawn mower with a stubbornly stuck nut. Happily, nearly all attendees’ needs were met with the skills (and strength) of our volunteers.