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Presentation at 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

Presentation at 2014 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference

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  • 1. Bolton Repair Cafe By Ray Pfau ray.pfau@oracle.com
  • 2. Acknowledgements • Most pictures by Ken Horton • Group volunteer picture by Catherine Pfau Bolton Repair Cafe 2
  • 3. Repair Cafe Purpose • Reuse things – Less things in landfills • Save $ • Less raw materials and emissions making new things Bolton Repair Cafe 3
  • 4. How it Works • Guests bring in items • We fix them for free • Guests only pay for needed parts • Guests can help, watch, and/or have a snack • Open to anyone • Not competing with professional repair shops Bolton Repair Cafe 4
  • 5. Types of Items We Can Fix • It all depends on the volunteers – Electrical – Sewing – Furniture – Sharpening – Computers – Bicycles Bolton Repair Cafe 5
  • 6. Future Plans • Hold events 3 times a year • Reach more people – Get the word out – Help others start Repair Cafes Bolton Repair Cafe 6
  • 7. Tricks – To Start a Repair Cafe • Find an existing organization that might be interested • Talk to them • Cannot find one, you can still do it Bolton Repair Cafe 7
  • 8. Tricks – Register with the Repair Cafe Foundation • repaircafe.org • For a small one time fee you get a lot of help – “How To” booklet – Sample documents – Logo files – List location on web site • You agree to – Use the Repair Cafe name – Use the logo – Refer to the web site Bolton Repair Cafe 8
  • 9. Tricks - Get Good Volunteers • Talk to friends • Contact local service groups • Ask people to suggest others • Talk it up 9Bolton Repair Cafe
  • 10. Tricks – Miscellaneous • Find a location • Get people to come – Press Releases – Flyers – Emails • Cover costs – Put out donation jars • Keep things positive and fun • Use written registrations Bolton Repair Cafe 10
  • 11. Ongoing Issue – Liability • Have guests sign a waiver • Volunteer homeowner’s insurance • Other insurance for organization sponsoring the event • Event insurance Bolton Repair Cafe 11
  • 12. Come to Our Next Event • Sat May 31 from 9 am – 1 pm • See boltonlocal.org for more details Bolton Repair Cafe 12
  • 13. Want More Information? • boltonlocal.org • repaircafe.org • Contact me – ray.pfau@oracle.com – (978) 779-5545 Bolton Repair Cafe 13