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Westside Repair Cafe 

A collaboration between The City of Santa Monica, City of Culver City, Our Time Bank and Transition Culver City. 

The next Repair Cafe will be held on December 12th from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Camera Obscura building located at 1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica.

Download Flier: Repair Cafe 12-2015

Repair Cafe 12-2015

What is a Repair Cafe?
  • A repair cafe is a catchall repair event where residents can fix their broken items with the help of handy volunteers known as "fixers" with the intent to encourage reuse and repair rather than relegating items to the landfill.
What Type of Items Can be Fixed?
  • Expertise varies from small household appliances (i.e. toasters, hair dryers) to electronics (i.e. computers, tools), bicycle repair, clothing repair to blade sharpening.  
  • Visit Our Time Bank Repair Station for details about the types of items that can be repaired and repair station descriptions.

What to Expect During the Event 

  1. Sign in at the Reception Desk (fill out a Repair Ticket if you haven't done so already).  Please fill out the Repair Ticket for each of your items (3 items, 3 tickets, etc.).  Priority will be given to those that have a filled out a Repair Ticket in advance. Otherwise, repair priority is first-come, first-serve. There is no reservation system.   
  2. Take completed Repair Ticket to the "Greeter Table".  Greeter assigns guest to a Repair Station. 
  3. At Repair Station, fixer diagnoses item and helps repair item. 


To learn more about Do It Yourself Repair Guides and/or the Repair Cafe Fixers visit Our Time Bank

Watch video below to learn more about the Our Time Bank Organization and the Westside Repair Café.



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