Repair Cafe more than just for poor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRepair Cafe Schenectady is grateful for the attention in the Jan. 29 High Notes section, but I must take issue with the wording in the piece. We aim to serve everyone, regardless of income, at our Repair Cafes.  Certainly one benefit of repairing items is that it saves people money. But there are other important benefits such as keeping objects out of the waste stream, and saving energy by repairing, rather than replacing, one’s belongings.There can also be a sentimental aspect, as beloved items are repaired rather than being tossed. There is benefit to those who make the repairs, too. You just plain feel good when you use your skills to help someone. We take pride in teaching people how to make their own repairs and believe this leads to self improvement and empowerment. This is a core value of our initiative. Dave WestNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img

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