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Dec
07
Saturday
Dec
07
Sat
Fixit Clinic: Give the Gift of RepairSpecial Events :: Community Event also Education :: Environment
Fixit Clinic: Give the Gift of Repair
11:00 AM
Home ReSource
Description:
Home ReSource and partners invite you to give the gift of repair this holiday season.

Why buy new when you can fix a cherished item that has seen better days?

At our family-friendly Fixit Clinics, Volunteer Fixit Coaches can help you repair broken, worn, or malfunctioning stuff. Gain new knowledge & skills while saving money.

Everyone is welcome, even if you have never attempted to fix something before.

Fixit Clinics are fun, hands-on events that demystify technology, empower people with simple repair know-how, and push back against the norms of our unsustainable disposable culture. As part of the growing global Right to Repair movement, these clinics invite us to think critically about our relationship to consumption and demonstrate how repair is a way to reduce the global burdens related to resource extraction and waste.

Volunteer Fixit Coaches at this particular event will assist with:
Sewing and textile mending
Re-fashioning and altering
Sewing machine troubleshooting
Electrical testing and repair
Mechanical (small appliances and motors)
3D printing as needed for small replacement parts

If you would like to participate please email Hillary at hillary@homeresource.org, or go to this link to register: http://bit.ly/fixitcheckin. (Walk-ins are welcome, but registering is preferred.)

Here are some tips for a successful Fixit experience:
Bring the broken item with all parts necessary to recreate the symptoms
Bring any parts and tools you already own that might be helpful
Come ready to clearly describe what’s wrong and what you’ve tried
Come eager to learn and to share your skills and knowledge with others

Other important stuff:
Please understand that we cannot guarantee your item will be repaired; not all coaches are experts.
Please bring carry-in items only (no large appliances, large engines, furniture, etc.).
Hooray for our volunteer Fixit Coaches! Without them this event would not be possible. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Fixit Coach, please email Hillary at hillary@homeresource.org

Partners for this Fixit Clinic are: Local Indigenous Network Collective, Missoula Public Library Maker Space, Missoula Urban Demonstration Project
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Home ReSource
Address: 1515 Wyoming St Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 4065418301

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