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.

    Sunday December 11, noon to 4 p.m.
    Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, January 14, noon to 4 p.m.
    Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
    Map | Facebook event page

    Sunday February 12, noon to 4 p.m.
    Arc’s Value Village, 2751 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, March 11, noon to 4 p.m.
    Burroughs Elementary School, 1601 W 50th Street, Minneapolis
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday April 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave N, Plymouth
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, May 13, noon to 4 p.m.
    Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday June 10, noon to 4 p.m.
    Eastside Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St NE, Minneapolis
    Map | Facebook event page

    Events are held monthly. Check back for additional dates.

    Spread the word

    Download the Fix-It Clinic flyer 8.5"x 11"(PDF) or the Fix-It Clinic flyer 8.5" x 5.5" (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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