Every 2nd Saturday/mo @ 11am-2pm

Oak Park Fix-It Cafe

at Community Shop Class, 3818 Stockton Blvd

(turn into parking lot behind Trips For Kids Bike Shop)

2023 Dates:

Jan 14 , Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13, Jun 10,

Jul 8, Aug 12, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9

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Neighbors sharing with neighbors, since 2017.

Bicycles.  Clothes.  Lamps.  Tools.  Small Appliances.  Knife Sharpening.  (Almost) Anything is Fixable.

Oak Park Fix-It Cafe is a group of community members who gather once a month to hang out, help anyone with any needed repairs, and (sometimes) even learn a new skill or two!

Come join your neighbors as we share what we have to fix what we need.  Or just come as you are, take a load off, have a cup o’ joe and a cookie, and maybe make some new friends.  If you need to just relax with friends, we’re here for that.  If you want to get your hands a little dirty, we can help there, too.

This is always FREE, and always for EVERYONE—no matter your housing status, language or background.

Don’t replace it if you don’t need to

We often don’t have the time or money or ability to replace something when it breaks or wears out, but what can we do?  

Chances are, you’ve got a new friend in the neighborhood who can help fix that bike wheel, sew up that winter jacket, rewire that lamp, or resharpen that garden tool.  

Everyone is free to get help, give it, or both!

We’re all learners.  We’re all givers.  We’re all receivers.  And, if we can’t fix it, we can at least share some coffee and cake and brainstorm a good next step with you.

You’re not alone.  We’re a community.

Tapping into a tried-and-true resource.

Some ask us, “How did you come up with this idea?” Well, we didn’t…Cultures and communities the world over have operated like this forever—sharing, teaching, learning, and working together, with never a payment changing hands.

It’s simple: no fees, no memberships, no budget— just neighbors. Our Oak Park Fix-It Cafe is a family open to all.  (& kids are welcome, too!)

Whoever can come is always enough, and whoever is new is always welcome.

Stay Informed!

Donation Wish List

“EZ-Up” Tent/Awning Duct Tape Outdoor Extension Cords Power Strips Shop-Style Floor Bike Pump Bike Repair Stand Tire Patches Bike Inner Tubes Fabric Remnants Pins & Needles Beans for Bean Bags Small Scissors for Handwork Large Glass Water Dispenser Paper Coffee Cups & Lids

As an all-volunteer outfit, we usually just make do with what we already have.  We’re grateful for whatever you can provide!**

It is most feasible for us to receive donations during Fix-It Cafe hours, 11am-2pm every 2nd Sat/mo.  If that time is not possible for you, please contact us here and we’ll try to arrange a drop-off.

**For heavier-duty items we will use month after month, please considerately donate items in good enough shape to endure (hopefully) a long life at the Cafe.

Now 2nd Saturday Every Month 11am-2pm at 3818 Stockton Blvd in Oak Park

Thank you for visiting us.

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