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.
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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