We live in a disposable society. If something stops working, breaks, or even shows signs of wear and tear, why fix it, just toss it and buy a new one.

But what if the thing that broke was a treasured piece of jewelry, or an old treasure found at a yard sale that you want to actually use? What if it's a broken record player or radio, or a rip in a favorite sweater? What if you are tired of automatically throwing things away, you want to start reusing and saving some money, but you're not exactly a Jack, or Jill, of all trades. Where do you turn?

In the Hudson Valley, you go to the Repair Cafe where volunteers in eight locations throughout the Hudson Valley can help fix, mend, and rebuild your treasures, all for free. In fact, they've helped so many people that they caught the attention of NBC News and were featured on their broadcast last night.

So whether it's a stuffed animal, a small appliance, clothing, furniture, or jewelry, the next time it breaks, don't automatically throw it away, bring it the Repair Cafe and save yourself some money and keep a memory.

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