Oceano Community Services District holds local Repair Café program

With a focus on waste prevention and saving repairable items from ending up in a landfill, Five Cities Repair Café is a group of savvy volunteers who regularly host free community events, including its next program at the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

click to enlarge Oceano Community Services District holds local Repair Café program
Photo courtesy of Five Cities Repair Cafe

Attendees of the event are welcome to bring in various items or appliances in need of repairs to be fixed for free. The group is used to repairing cameras, computers, phones, tablets, lamps, jewelry, clothing, toys, bikes, outdoor gear, and more.

According to the Five Cities Repair Café’s website, the nonprofit hosted its inaugural event in Grover Beach in 2019. Through the Repair Café Foundation, there are more than 2,000 Repair Café initiatives worldwide.

The international foundation began in 2011 with Dutch organizer Martine Postma, who hosted the first Repair Café event of its kind in Amsterdam in 2009. Postma started the movement in the lobby of her local cinema, where she and a group of handy neighbors set up events to fix broken items, according to the Five Cities Repair Café’s website.

To find out more about the nonprofit and its Five Cities chapter, visit repaircafe.org and repaircafe5cities.org, respectively. Admission to the Repair Café event in Oceano is free. The OCSD is located at 1655 Front St., Oceano. 

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