Fix It PGH and True T PGH have teamed up to present a new series of free community repair clinics hosted at True T Studios in Bloomfield. By sharing tools and skills, we seek to empower our neighbors to reduce waste, learn new skills, and save money through repair activities. With stations for bicycle maintenance, packaged furniture assembly, electronic and appliance repair, clothing & textile mending, and more, we encourage people to bring in their partially completed projects to work with our team of volunteers to figure out fixes at no cost to participants.
Our first clinic was held on November 17th from 10am-3pm. We saw projects ranging from a couple curious about why some function on their toaster no longer functioned to an elderly neighbor who no longer had a place to sit in her kitchen because her chair was falling apart. With a small team of 4 volunteers, we were able to consult with every participant who attended, and managed to fix more than 80% of the projects brought to us.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (January 2020)