Romeoville Repair Café

Join us for the FIRST Romeoville Repair Café April 13, 2024, from 10am - 3pm.

JJC will host a Repair Café twice a year at Romeoville Campus during Earth Month in April and Campus Sustainability Month in October (Fall Date: TBD). We are located at 1125 W 135th St, Romeoville, IL 60446.

Support People, Planet and Prosperity

Planet. JJC's Repair Café is a community-driven initiative to help keep fixable items out of landfills, where skilled volunteers inspect and repair various items, including electronics, clothing, ceramics, jewelry, and more.

Prosperity. Repair Café promotes an essential sustainability concept called Circular Economy, where materials and items are maintained in consumer spaces for longer, reducing money and materials needed to purchase new items.

People. Repair Café is a modern approach to encourage item repair, but also to teach and share repair skills with members in the community and to the next generation.

Visit our Café to have your items repaired, and to learn skills from volunteers and in group sessions, or just hang out with the community and watch sustainable documentaries and videos!

Repair tables include:

  • Electrical appliances
  • Clothing & textiles
  • Furniture, toys & other wireless items
  • Bicycles & carts
  • Simple repairs with glue, string & tape
  • Jewelry

Sponsor Romeoville Repair Café

By donating to JJC's Repair Café, you can help provide essential support, allowing us to continue the mission by maintaining the necessary tools, organizing events, and fostering a culture of reuse, ultimately contributing to a more environmentally conscious and resilient community.

Donate to the JJC Repair Cafe

Thank you to the JJC Alumni Foundation for your donation.

Get Involved

Have a knack for fixing? Join our team! Repair skills have been slowly fading, and the Café is a place to utilize your own skills to help others and to teach people who don't know much about repairs -- maybe they will be fixing some of their own items by the end! Volunteers can be professional artisans, hobbyists, or general handypeople/craftspeople; there are no requirements beyond experience and the desire to be a part of the project.

Contact the Office of Sustainability's intern by email or call (815) 280-2644 for more information.

Repair Café Fixing Items