[H13LEAD] Repair Fair Cincy

We have gotten a request for Hive13 to assist with the Repair Fair Cincy. See note below:

Hello, Hive13!

Hope this email finds you well.

Repair Fair Cincy is right around the corner:

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9am – 12pm

Pleasant Ridge Recreation Center — 5915 Ridge Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45213

Repair Categories:

• Clothing & fabric items

• Skateboards

• Bikes

• Small electronics (counter top appliance, lamps, toys)

• Jewelry

• Tool sharpening

Would Hive13 be interested in participating? We would welcome any involvement you could manage, however one of our greatest needs at this point is a waiting area activity, such as:

• Take-apart table (help guests learn how to take apart simple objects)

• Demonstration/maintenance table (show guests how to do simple cleaning and repairs on items)

• Art/reuse activity

• Anything to keep participants engaged while they wait

This makes me think of the outreach your organization does involving soldering and such.

Other areas where help is needed:

• We have quite a few fixers, but would always welcome more

• We’re looking for a few “jack-of-all-trades” type folks to do the initial item diagnostics/intake. These volunteers will have general experience in repair for the categories listed above

• Presenters of half hour workshops

• Promotion. Here are the promotional materials if you’d like to share:

Thank you for your consideration and support!

Jenn Ballard

Cincinnati Recycles

City of Cincinnati, Office of Environment & Sustainability

513 368-2783

Lorin has been in communication with Jenn but it turns out he is going to be out of town on the 10th.
I am tentatively signed up to be a science fair judge on the 10th.
Could we get a group to go to this event and help people with general repair evaluation and simple repair?

I’ve started a simple Google Sheet to list the people that could help.


I’ll mention it in the upcoming meetings.

RepairFairFlyerFinal.pdf (76.8 KB)

OK, I'm going to be at the Repair Fair on the 10th.
Bring your bag of tricks (tools) and join me. Who knows we might fix something and make somebody's day.