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Second Repair Fair Sees Success

Posted Monday, February 18, 2019
— Reduce & Reuse
Repair Fair volunteers fix appliances and electronics
A sewing volunteer chats with a Repair Fair visitor
Visitors to the Repair Fair enjoy refreshments and get their items fixed

ACSWMD’s second Repair Fair was held on February 14th at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center during their winter open house. The Repair Fair is a free event that empowers people to fix things instead of throwing them away. Fifteen volunteer fixers worked their magic on broken belongings that participants brought from home. We had over 85 attendees bring more than 90 items for repair. The most common things folks brought in were clothing, appliances, electronics, jewelry, and furniture. Thanks to our fixers, about 60% of the items were successfully repaired and kept out of the landfill!
Our six event volunteers helped the event run smoothly, especially during the beginning rush of enthusiastic participants. We would like to extend a BIG thank you to our volunteers, the Hannaford Career Center, our attendees, and the District’s 2018-20 AmeriCorps member, Ollie Cultrara, for taking the lead on organizing this event. The number one piece of feedback we received was a request to hold more of these events. We’re excited to keep growing this popular program!