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Repair Day Recap + Fixers Wanted!

A huge "THANK YOU" to the Chicago Tool Library who made our second Community Repair Day a great success!

All told, there were 10 Volunteer Repair Specialists ("Fixers") and 26 folks who brought 45 broken items needing repair.

What kind of things? Bicycles, sewing machines, a patio umbrella, a quilt, jewelry, a clock radio, a laminator....

Of these, 29 items were repaired -- and the rest were given referrals for parts or were advised for recycling.

Where did everyone come from? All over Chicago -- Albany Park, Wrigleyville, Uptown, Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, Kenwood, Chinatown, Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Lawndale and Bronzeville.

What is the Chicago Tool Library? Glad you asked : ) CTL lends tools and equipment to its members, and membership is done on a sliding scale. Why buy a drill you only need to use once in a while? Borrow it!

CTL has 2,500 items in its library that you can borrow -- all sorts of tools and other items like... tents, projectors, canning supplies, Whatever you need for yardwork, in the kitchen, home repair, crafts and more. Plus a library of seeds! They are located in Back of the Yards. And, next year look for the Chicago Tool Library at a library near you -- they will be holding Repair Clinics at different Chicago Public Library branches throughout 2022!

Are YOU good at repairing things? Let us know! We'd like to hold one more Community Repair Day this year, and are looking for volunteer fixers. All volunteers can fill a box of supplies for free. Interested? Sign up here.

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