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Dare to Repair Cafe

The Dare to Repair Cafe is a community event where individuals can bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, toys, etc.) to the repair cafe and have expert volunteer “fixers” try to repair the item alongside them for free.


While there is no guarantee that an item can be fixed, participants are sure to learn something new and have fun along the way. It’s not just about fixing things, it’s about reducing waste and building community!


Help us get the word out by sharing our flyer!
Help us get the word out by sharing our flyer!

Join us at one of our upcoming Dare to Repair Cafe!

  • Saturday, April 13th 9AM-12PM: Lovejoy Discovery School, 161 Benzinger St., Buffalo, NY 14206  

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

 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.

FIXING ITEMS SUCH AS

Small Appliances

Tools

Bikes

Lamps

Clothing

Want to help us fix something else? Add your name to our list of fixers!

SWAPPING ITEMS SUCH AS

ART SUPPLIES

PAPER

JEWLERY MAKING MATERIALS

DESKTOP OFFICE SUPPLIES

ODDS & ENDS

NEWS & UPDATES

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Become a Fixer

Add your name,
contact information, and expertise to our list of volunteer fixers

Make a Donation

Donate materials,
refreshments, or funds to help make our Dare to Repair Cafes a success

Spread the Word

Hang up a flyer at your local coffee shop, tell a friend or family member, or share our events on social media

PROJECT SPONSORS