Home Depot and Lowe’s offer opportunities to build things together. The Works presents kids with the chance to take things apart to see how they work. Leonardo’s Basement gives you a chance to create something new out of broken things. So now enter, Hennepin County Fix-It Clinics. Fix-It Clinics are based on the Dutch Repair Cafe‘s and would be a great way to show our kids how to put the skills and curiosity that these other venues instill into practical use.
My kids break things all the time.
At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from a volunteer with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their item. Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the amount of stuff that gets thrown in the trash.
The next fix it clinic is this Saturday, but if you can’t make that one, why not add one of the others to your schedule. I’m going to encourage someone close to me to take a sweet little girl and her princess boombox. If that doesn’t work, we are not that far from a Franconia Installation.
Upcoming Fix-It Clinics
Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair to a Hennepin County Fix-It Clinic. First come, first served. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job.
For more details, including what you can and can’t bring, visit Hennepin County.