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Welcome to Community Glue Workshop

Community Glue is a project rooted in sustainability — that of manufactured goods and of communities. Inspired by the “repair cafe” movement in Amsterdam, we offer opportunities for people to have their weathered or broken belongings rehabilitated by their neighbors at no cost. At Fix-Ups, local tinkerers and handy-folk volunteer their time and services to neighbors in need of repair. Our goals are to get people thinking twice before discarding objects that need a little elbow grease, and to bring people together.

In addition to hosting Fix-Ups at local establishments like Kitchen Sink, Community Glue will hold skill-sharing workshops and other programs to foster handiwork skills and inspire some fixin’ up at home as well. Everyone is encouraged to participate, so grab your tool box and the busted lamp that’s been in the closet for a year, and head to the next Fix-Up!

Keep an eye on our blog for links to articles about D.I.Y. projects, sustainable living, and other things that get us excited!


6 comments on “Welcome to Community Glue Workshop

  1. Lena
    October 10, 2012

    Hi there, I have an old electric handmixer from the 70s or 80s, not entirely sure. It has always worked great but recently just kindof stopped. So, I would really love to come to your next event. When will you hold the workshop in October or November?
    Thanks so much for bringing such a beneficial and sensible community building concept to life!

    • communityglueworkshop
      October 13, 2012

      Hi Lena,

      We’d love to take a crack at it! Our next repair clinic will be in November, but we’re still working out the date–the Thanksgiving holiday is making things a little tricky. Stay tuned and hope you can make it!

  2. Sheila
    August 24, 2013

    I have a mini Android laptop, with the screen cracked, is there anywhere I can bring my laptop to get fixed? I have tr
    ied several computer repair shops, with no luck.

    • communityglueworkshop
      September 3, 2013

      Hi Sheila,

      Unfortunately, a cracked screen is one of those repairs that we can’t do in-house at one of our clinics. For computer issues in general, we often look at for advice. Otherwise, I’d guess it would have to be returned to the manufacturer for replacement (booo) and cost a pretty penny. I’m sorry this is a tough one!

  3. Nancy Buik
    July 21, 2014

    I just went to my first Community Glue gathering and it was so amazing. The atmosphere was made so comfortable by all the accomplished fixers. And they fixed my beloved old clock which has returned to its rightful place in our bathroom.
    I’ll be back next time with my old camera.
    Thank you so much for making this happen. That’s it’s in Edgewater is the cherry.

    • communityglueworkshop
      July 21, 2014

      We loved having you–thank you so much for the kind words and glad we got that clock running!

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