Thanks once again to the superb volunteers who worked so generously at the Birkenhead repair café on 9 September. Fixers, advisers (composting, Digital Seniors, the Citizens Advice Bureau), church members who made morning tea and ran the kids’ craft activity (more popular than ever), our Highbury Community House co-hosts … what a difference you all made. And this time there were a couple of people surveying participants and having chats to understand the success and impact of our repair cafés – thanks to Repair Café Aotearoa for this added dimension. As usual, we collected donations for De Paul House: in return for morning tea, people gave a total of $105.50. In just three hours, 64 items came in for repair. Attendees were delighted to have things fixed (including a precious serving dish that had belonged to Grandma) or appreciated knowing that an item could be recycled with a clear conscience. Thanks to everyone who came along for the fun.
Watch here Rev. Jin Sook Kim’s short reflection on what she experienced at the repair café.