The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, with support from Bolton Local and the Repair Cafe Foundation, hosted a Repair Café via Zoom videoconferencing on Saturday, June 20, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. (ET). Residents of Bolton, Maynard, and surrounding towns - as well as people around the world - were invited to join this Zoom session and find out what a Repair Café is all about.
The purpose of the Bolton and Maynard Repair Cafe was to offer free online advice to the public about the repair of household goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 10 attendees who wanted to fix items during the Zoom session needed to supply the parts and tools required to make the repairs and do the repairs themselves.
Until now, local Repair Cafes have been in-person events where volunteer fixers work with owners of broken items to make repairs. With the current coronavirus situation, we cannot safely do in-person repairs. Therefore, we are offering help in a Zoom meeting. This means owners of broken items will have to do the actual repairs with guidance from the fixers. Our fixers cannot handle or work on those items. In the meantime, we are investigatin drop-off possibilities for items that need to be repaired. Stay tuned, as we update our go-forward plans!
For more information on the Bolton and Maynard Repair Cafe, contact Ray Pfau at 978-779-5545 or