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, on a monthly basis.

Saturday, July 13, noon–4 p.m.

Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

Map | Facebook event page

Saturday, August 10, noon–4 p.m.

Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th Street Northeast, Minneapolis

Map | Facebook event page

Saturday, September 14, noon–4 p.m.

Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin

Map | Facebook event page

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.

Host a Fix-It Clinic

Thank you for wanting to host a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic! In order to have a successful event, here are the things that are needed from your site:

  1. A large room that is big enough to fit at least 20 banquet-sized tables. A well-lit room is very helpful, too.
  2. Twenty tables. Ideally, six-feet-long with four chairs per table. Smaller, round tables are fine as long as we have more of them (about 30). The number of tables and surface space to work on is more important than the shape of the tables.
  3. At least eight electrical outlets
  4. Wi-fi
  5. A parking lot with at least 30 spaces

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

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