FabMo Events


Just to recap, our all-volunteer organization diverts beautiful designer materials (more than 50 tons in 2012) from their otherwise destination, the landfill, and makes them available for creative reuse by artists,  crafters, sewers, and educators of all types.  We collect a truckload weekly and hold “Selection Days” monthly.  FabMo’s impact is primarily local to the San Francisco Bay Area, though we’ve had visitors from thousands of miles away.

Regular and special

on-site and off-site

Community outreach - information and activity tables at such events as MakerFaire, Earthday, Bazaar Bizarre, Renegade Craft Fair, etc.  See more complete list and projects here.

Volunteers are always essential

FabMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 27-0658796.  All donations are tax-deductible

Selection Days - Monthly at our warehouse at 970 Terra Bella Ave., Suite 8, Mountain View, CA 94043

While appointments are generally expected (so we can manage crowd size and help our attendees have a useful and pleasant experience), there is “drop-in” time each day when appointments are not necessary.

These are generally three day events as follows:

  1. Thursday afternoon 4-8pm (drop-in 7-8p)

  2. Friday 8:30am - 6 pm (drop-in 4:30-6p)

  3. Saturday 9am - 11am. (drop-in 9a-11a)

Appointments can be made here.  The scheduling calendar opens a week ahead of Selection Days.

Special Selection Days may be scheduled from time to time, such as for:

  1. Educators (Those passing on skills in formal or informal settings, senior centers, home, etc.)

  2. Costumers (Theatrical or otherwise)

  3. Quilting or other special sewing clubs or guilds, especially those at a distance.

Community Outreach Events happen throughout the year but most frequently between April and December.  Earthday activities in April, MakerFaire and Green Kids’ Conference in May, County fairs in June, art and wine festivals through the summer, Senior Center Fashion Show, leading up to our big Boutique event at the end of October, followed by Bazaar Bizarre and Renegade Craft Festival in December.  We usually have a craft activity table and, of course, an information display.  People who volunteer for these events typically report an enthusiastic response and a very fun time.  More here.

We also sponsor Volunteer Appreciation Events throughout the year.