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

Schedules

  • Occurred Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Venue

Home ReSource

1515 Wyoming St
Missoula, MT 59801

Contact

Hillary Sward