The City of Eugene is launching a series of Fix-It Fairs, inviting the community to get items repaired at no cost. Volunteers and professionals will provide free repairs and will be available to coach attendees interested in learning how to make their own repairs.
Repair services will be available for a variety of products, including small appliances (like lamps and toasters), tools, clothing and textiles, small electronics, home and garden tools, furniture, and toys. To cut down on unnecessary waiting times during busy periods, a maximum of ONE broken item per person will be examined.
Repair is a viable option in Eugene. We are lucky to have a community of repair professionals to help fix our broken stuff.
Repair is good for the local economy. Repair shops keep money in our local economy and support local families.
Items aren't made to last as long anymore and it can be frustrating when they break. Repairing them gives you more options than simply throwing them away.
Repairing feels good! It is empowering to learn a new skill and bring new life to your favorite things.
The first event was held on July 16th from 11am-3pm at the Amazon Community Center. The second event was held on September 23rd from 1-4pm at the Eugene Public Library Downtown. The final event of 2017 was held at the Winter Lane County Farmer's Market located in the Lane Events Center on December 2nd from 12-3pm. In total for 2017, we assisted over 400 community members with about 70% of the items being repaired!