December 7, 2012 AT 3:47 pm

Minneapolis Fix-It Clinics

If you live in or around the Minneapolis area and have a broken appliance that needs fixing, be sure to check out the Fix-It Clinics.  The Fix-It Clinic is a program that started early this year to entice people to try and get their items repaired instead of immediately tossing them in the trash.

Hennepin County is now holding Fix-It Clinics throughout the community. At these events, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more. With free guided assistance from a volunteer with repair skills, you can disassemble, troubleshoot and fix your item. Fix-It Clinics reduce the amount of stuff that gets thrown in the trash, teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, and build community connections. Volunteer fixers are needed to make this initiative a success. 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.

I will be volunteering at tomorrow’s clinic at The Mill in NE Minneapolis.  So, if you have something in need of repair, stop in and we will see what we can do.

Upcoming Clinics:

Saturday, December 8, 1 – 5 p.m.
The Mill, Minneapolis
Map it and get details on Facebook.

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lyndale Farmstead Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Map it and get details on Facebook.

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 12 – 3 p.m.
Brookdale Library, Brooklyn Center
Map it
 and get details on Facebook.

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12 – 3 p.m.
TC Maker Hack Factory, Minneapolis   
Map it
 and get details on Facebook.

Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
South Minneapolis Housing Fair, inside the Minneapolis Sports Center at the YWCA, Minneapolis
Map it
 and get details on Facebook.

Saturday, May 11, noon – 3 p.m.
Plymouth Library

More events are planned. Watch for future dates!

 


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