While these numbers don’t exactly capture the magic of our Dare to Repair events, they do show us how small changes can have a BIG impact. 🛠️ As current recycling technologies reach their limits of usefulness, reducing, re-using, and repairing the...
Dare to Repair Cafe
The Dare to Repair Cafe is a pop-up community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) for volunteer “fixers” to try to repair. Owners of the broken objects get the chance to observe and work alongside the fixers.
By saving people money, diverting usable items from landfills, and teaching basic repair skills, Dare to Repair is shifting the way people look at waste.
In 2018, the Tool Library and its partners in repair hosted 6 repair cafes, which successfully fixed 192 items and diverted about 1,405 lbs. of trash from the landfill.
Join us at one of our upcoming Dare to Repair Cafes!
- Saturday, September 14th 10AM-1PM: The Foundry, 298 Northampton St., Buffalo, NY 14208
Please note repairs are not guaranteed and all participants will be required to sign a waiver. Replacement parts are limited, so bring ‘em if ya got ‘em!
Dare to Share
Dare to Share is a new initiative presented by DIY BFLO that expands the fight against consumption by holding pop-up swap shops during select dare to repair events!
Our events facilitate the sharing and redistribution of art supplies and creative materials among community members, transforming unused clutter or potential waste into a valued resource with creative potential.
Do you have a stash of art supplies leftover from a college class? Extra paper and stamps from your latest scrapbooking project? Are you just not as into a certain hobby as you used to be? Is your collection of vintage keys not inspiring to you anymore?
We Dare you to Share. Reduce your clutter and keep useful materials out of the landfill by sharing them with someone who needs them. Artists, students, educators, parents, hobbyists, up-cyclers, makers and DIY-ers will enjoy this opportunity to access useful and unique materials, share with their neighbors and meet other members of Buffalo’s creative community.
*To participate in Dare to Share, simply bring one or several items which are functional and clean but are no longer useful to you to one of our events. Attendees can select from the collection of items brought by other community members and take home anything which they find useful. If you do not have items to trade, you may still browse and select up to ten (10) items. Please consider making a monetary donation if you do not have items to contribute. Any leftover items will be brought to the next trade event.
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Want to help us fix something else? Add your name to our list of fixers!