Fix-it Clinics

Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It Clinic. 

At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items.

Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.

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    Upcoming Fix-It Clinics

    Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Events are first come, first served.

    Saturday, April 18, noon to 4 p.m.
    Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, May 9, noon to 4 p.m.
    Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, June 13, noon to 4 p.m.  
    includes a Bike Repair Clinic!
    Redeemer Center for Life Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis
    Map | Facebook event page

    Sunday, August 9, noon to 4 p.m.
    Arc’s Value Village, 10546 France Ave S, Bloomington
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, September 5, noon to 4 p.m.  
    University of Minnesota Reuse Program warehouse, 883 SE 29th Ave, Minneapolis
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, October 10, noon to 4 p.m.
    St. Anthony Village City Hall and Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Rd NE, St. Anthony
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, December 12, noon to 4 p.m.
    Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road
    Map | Facebook event page

    Events are held monthly. Check back for additional dates.

    Spread the word

    Download the Fix-It Clinic flyer (PDF).

    What to bring

    You must be able to carry items in - no oversized items. Feel free to bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job; however, our volunteers have plenty of tools, so it’s not mandatory. Be prepared to wield a screwdriver, open stuff up and, hopefully, fix it!

    The following are examples of things that have been repaired at other fix-it events:

    • Antique radio
    • Blender
    • Camping lantern
    • Clothing and other soft goods to mend or alter
    • Dremel tool
    • DVD player
    • Electric hot water kettle
    • Fan
    • Flashlight
    • Hair dryer
    • Lamp
    • Paper shredder
    • Remote control
    • Sewing machine
    • Steam mop
    • Stereo
    • Telephone headset
    • Toaster oven
    • Toaster
    • Toys

    Volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic

    If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken items, consider volunteering at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful.

    Please email nancy.lo@hennepin.us or call 612-348-9195 for more details.

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