This Sunday, July 30th, 2023, marks the fourth Repair Cafe hosted by Makers Mill at 23 Bay St. in Wolfeboro, NH. Every month members of the community are invited to bring in broken household items, and a team of volunteers, aka “MacGyvers,” try to fix them.
“The broken Insta-pot cluttered my counter for months,” shares one of the Repair Cafe attendees from last month. “The extra-large appliance was throwing the code ‘lid’ and would not seal. Finding anyone to repair something these days seems impossible. Luckily, I heard about the Repair Cafe, and now I have a working Insta-pot cooker. It still takes up a lot of room on the counter, but it works!”
This experience perfectly sums up the Repair Cafe’s mission and why Makers Mill hosts this event on the last Sunday of every month. On July 30th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Makers Mill, located at 23 Bay Street in Wolfeboro, will again open its doors to anyone with a portable item that needs repairs. Expertise and tools will be available in Makers Mill’s various shops, including Woodworking, Machining and Metalwork, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Bike and Ski, Fiber Arts, Fine Arts, and Electronics. Attendees are encouraged to bring any tools or materials that may be necessary for their repairs.
In the past three months, local participants, assisted by Makers Mill volunteers, have repaired dozens of items, including walkers, lamps, small furniture, small appliances, jewelry, and curtains. They have also learned how to sharpen scissors and tools, mend holes and rips in clothing and fabric, reattach buttons, and fix watermarked lampshades.
As the demand for repairs grows, Makers Mill could use a few more handy volunteers who like fixing and repairing things. If you consider yourself a Jack-or-Jill of all trades, DIYer or have the desire to invoke your inner MacGyver, Makers Mill wants your help.
For more information about Sunday’s event, to preregister, or to volunteer, visit www.makersmill.org/events, call 603-569-1500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Makers Mill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.