At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from a volunteer with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their item. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the amount of stuff that gets thrown in the trash. Volunteer fixers are needed! Volunteers have skills in soldering, electronics and electrical repair, computer repair, sewing and general tinkering, and have a strong desire to teach and empower people.
Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair to a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic. First come, first served. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job.
Saturday, August 10, noon - 4 p.m.
Eden Prairie Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie
Saturday, September 14, noon - 4 p.m.
University of Minnesota ReUse Warehouse, 883 29th Avenue SE, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
McRae Park Rec Center, 906 E. 47th St., Minneapolis
Sunday, November 10, noon - 4 p.m.
Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lakeshore Dr., Richfield
Bring your clothing and other soft goods that need mending or altering, and a volunteer with sewing skills will help you repair them so you can put them back into use. We can work on hems/seams, buttons, belt loops, rips, patches, zipper consults, stuffed toys. Bring items including clothes, bags, linens, curtains or your own sewing project.
Saturday, June 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
East Lake Library, 2727 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis
Watch for future dates! Past events have taken place in south Minneapolis, Edina, Minnetonka, Brooklyn Center, northeast Minneapolis and Plymouth.
Volunteer fixers are needed! Please e-mail Nancy Lo at email@example.com or call 612-348-9195 for more details or to volunteer.
If you'd like to help us promote the events, we have a template newsletter article, social media posts and a flyer available to download.
Items must be carry-in - no oversized items please. Here are some examples of things that have been repaired at other fix-it events, but feel free to bring other similar items. Be prepared to wield a screwdriver, open stuff up and hopefully fix it!
Star Tribune: Fix-It Clinics defy the throwaway economy
CNN Headline News: Fix-It Clinic: Get your stuff fixed for free!
Southwest Journal: Your broken toaster could make a fix-it guy's day
Channel 12: Fix-It Clinic reduces waste, gives devices new life
Fix-It Clinics are occurring worldwide. Here are some examples of the types of events others have organized:
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