Have you ever experienced something breaking and it ends up being cheaper to buy a new one than to pay someone to fix it? Not anymore!
Hennepin and Ramsey County now offer Fix-It Clinics. These free events ask that you bring in your broken items so you can work with friendly volunteers to fix your things and learn new skills along the way. Check county websites for upcoming dates and locations.
Items often fixed include:
Clothing - mended and altered
Toasters and toaster ovens
Hennepin County hosted a Fix It Clinic in the Saint Anthony Village Community Center on October 10th, 2015. In 4 hours, 77% of the brought in items were fixed, this prevented 519 pounds from entering the waste stream!
The next Fix-It Clinic to be held in St. Anthony will be on August 12th, 2017, from Noon to 4 p.m. at City Hall.