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First Evangelical Lutheran Church
325 Mill Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Repair Café Poughkeepsie meets in the informal, welcoming atmosphere of the church dining room. Our repair stations ring the room and our volunteers direct you to the right spot once you have signed in. We provide some basic repair supplies and tools and our coaches bring their own tools. If you know what is needed, it helps if you bring any special or replacement parts and materials.

Participants and coaches share stories and dilemmas as they work. If one coach isn’t enough, others get involved! While you are waiting there is a fix-it book table. And we provide coffee and tea for free, with baked goods and fruit available for a donation. Stop in to visit, bring an item for repair, join a yoga mini class or share your skills! We appreciate your donations to help us purchase supplies and advertise.

Co-sponsored by Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting.

We hope you will also bring donations to support the food ministry of First Evangelical Lutheran and St.Paul’s Episcopal churches.

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Volunteers Needed!

Repair Café needs a large pool of “repair coaches” who have fix-it skills (general or in specific areas) and like to share their expertise. Whether you are a professional, retired, a home handyperson, or hobbyist, if you enjoy working with people and donating 3 hours of your time once or several times a year, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us.


Our accessible central downtown site, with free parking in the city lot across the street and easy 2-block walk to the bus plaza, supports our mission to be a service to the entire City of Poughkeepsie. We promote not only skill-sharing by our professional and volunteer repair coaches, but also skill-building and other self-help activities for our community. Re-use is an important economic and environmental commitment at the heart of Repair Café that we believe is good for Poughkeepsie, too!

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