At Jamaica Plain’s 3rd Fixit Clinic this Saturday anyone is welcome to bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble and repair them instead of tossing them in the trash.
The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 30 South Street. This is a free event organized by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Environment, Parks and Energy Committee. It's an all-ages, do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble, and repair them instead of sending them to landfill. At both of our events held last summer and fall, we had over a dozen “fixers” helping more than 30 neighbors diagnose and fix toys, jewelry, telephones, computers, printers, lamps and many other things.
Come join your neighbors on January 27th. Just bring your broken household items, any manuals (if available), and a willingness to learn. We’ll provide the tools and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things, including:
Bikes and skateboards
Clothing and fabric items
Computers and phones
Toys and wooden items
Small kitchen appliances
Small electrical devices
Lamps and anything else!
(but no firearms, gasoline engines, or other dangerous items)
Pre-register at http://goo.gl/qTzh9J -- this helps us organize ahead of time. Interested in volunteering to help others learn to fix things? Or interested in helping us spread the word about this community event throughout JP? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to know more about Fixit Clinics across the US? See www.fixitclinic.org.
Priscilla Yang is a member of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's Environment, Parks and Energy Committee.