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.

    February clinic has been cancelled

    Sunday, March 11, noon to 4 p.m.

    Osseo Community Center, 415 Central Avenue, Osseo
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, April 14, noon to 4 p.m.

    Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 3700 Alabama Avenue S, St. Louis Park
    Map | Facebook event page

    Saturday, May 12, noon to 4 p.m.

    Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Sq, Edina
    Map | Facebook event page

    Sunday, June 10, noon to 4 p.m.

    Gramercy Park Co-op at Lake Shore Dr., 6711 Lake Shore Dr. S, Richfield
    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 or call 612-348-9195 for more details.

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