Why buy what you already have? Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It clinic.
At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in clothes and household items to receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix items. Clinics build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.
Download a Fix-It Clinic flyer.
Westcott Library – Saturday, July 15, noon-3 p.m.
1340 Wescott Road
Burnhaven Library – Saturday, Aug. 19, noon-3 p.m.
1101 County Rd 42 W.
Inver Glen Library – Saturday, Sept. 16, noon-3 p.m.
8098 Blaine Ave. E.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Heritage Library – Saturday, Oct. 21, noon-3 p.m.
20085 Heritage Dr.
Wentworth Library* – Saturday, Nov. 18, noon-3 p.m.
199 Wentworth Ave. E.
West St. Paul, MN
Our Lady of Guadalupe* - Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
401 Concord St.
St. Paul, MN
*Co-hosted with Ramsey County
Attend a partner clinic:
Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic
Ramsey County Fix-It Clinic
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.
The following are examples of things that have been repaired at Fix-It Clinics:
- Antique radios and stereos
- Clothing and other soft goods to mend or alter
- DVD players
- Coffee makers
- Remote controls
- Sewing machines
- Telephones and cell phone screens
- Toasters and toaster ovens
Volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic
If you like troubleshooting repairs for broken items or mending clothes, 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.
Sign-up online to volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic or contact Joe Gellman at 612-867-6524.
Other repair resources
ReUSE Minnesota—online directory of repair businesses in Minnesota
iFixIt.com—online free repair guide for electronics
Northeast Minneapolis Tool Library — members can borrow tools and use workshop space