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Throw it away? No Way!

Fix-it Fairs are community gatherings bringing neighbors together to provide free repair services to the public while reducing landfill waste and passing on vital skills.

After a two-year head-start in Tacoma, Fix-it Fairs are now expanding to Kitsap County and Seattle! These hands-on events are open to everyone and provide an empowering opportunity for individuals learn how to repair items – like small appliances and electronics – for themselves and others. The 3-hour events are held at revolving sites around town, with the goal of making them accessible to more people in more communities.

What gets fixed?

We invite people to bring items in need of repairing or mending that might otherwise be thrown away, such as bikes, jewelry, clothing, small appliances, furniture, toys and electronics. Meanwhile, you can chat with your neighbors, get advice on home projects, and grab some coffee and snacks (on us!) – all in a welcoming, family-friendly environment.

Virtual Fix-it Fairs

New realities affected everyone, but we haven’t stopped working to make sure everyone in the state has access to repairs. Later this year, we plan to host a virtual or drop off Fix-it Fair open for everyone. We are still working out the details.
  • If you are interested in being an online fixer demonstrator, please fill out this form
  • If you would like to participate with a broken item, please fill out this form

So what are you waiting for? Find out more and get involved with a Fix-it Fair near you!

 

Thank You!

We’d like to thank to the WA Department of Ecology for generously supporting this project through a Public Participation Grant.

Our Partners

Our wonderful partners help make Fix-it Fairs possible!

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