It's official – Cville loves fixing stuff! It was standing room only at the spring Repair Café on March 5. With nearly 200 visitors and 75 volunteers, this fabulous fix-o-palooza was more than double the size of our first event in November. Everyone had a TON of fun while we fixed and evaluated over 340 … Continue reading This is Where the Magic Happens
"I'm SO happy I don't have to take this to the dump!" Our very first Cville Repair Café was a sweet success. More than 80 visitors brought their stuff to be evaluated and repaired by our team of volunteer fixers on November 15, 2015. We saved vacuum after vacuum, old lamps, piles of costume jewelry, … Continue reading Fixin’ to change the throw-away mentality
One of the beautiful things about the TimeBank is how it shows us the wealth of skills "ordinary" people have to offer. This fall, we're working on a new project that highlights one of those skill sets: fixing stuff. Cville Repair Café will bring a whole crew of handy fix-it types together for a huge … Continue reading Repair Café Coming Soon? It’s Up to You…
Change #1 - No more membership fees! Now that we have two years of financial data to evaluate, we have a better idea of our budgeting needs. The surprise? Our expenses are less than originally expected! Therefore, we are happy to announce that we will no longer collect membership dues annually. We will still have … Continue reading 2015 – A New Year, and BIG changes ahead!
Beginning January 2013, the Cville TimeBank is open to anyone in the Charlottesville area. The pilot program ran for about 6 months in 2012, and we purposefully limited membership so that we could focus on learning the software and building our organizational structure. We've learned a lot from our founding members who have helped us … Continue reading Where we are, and where we’re going