A FREE Repair Event will be held at the Tukwila Community Center this Saturday, May 11, 2024.

At this event – which will be from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – skilled volunteer “fixers” will try to repair and mend household items and clothing for no charge.

No reservations or appointments, but an advance sign-up gives priority over walk-ins or second items.

One signed-up item per person.

To request an advance sign-up, or if you have questions, contact event coordinator Tom at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or at 206-477-4481.

For more info about this program, and a list of King County businesses offering repair, visit www.KCecoconsumer.org or the Facebook event page here.

“At repair events, we will try to work on small household and personal items (including some electronics and small furniture), as well as clothing and textiles,” organizers said.

Some restrictions:

  • No cell phones, tablet computers or microwaves.
  • Nothing that uses gasoline.
  • No knife or tool sharpening.
  • No lengthy reconstructive repairs.
  • No major clothing alterations.
  • Items brought in for repair, including clothing, must be clean.
  • They may decline to work on any item – in advance or at the event – depending on the item, the type of repair needed, the fixers available, or for other reasons.

“Hope to see you there, and hope we can help with your repairs and mending!”

The Tukwila Community Center is located at 12424 42nd Ave S.: