MISSOULA — Home ReSource in Missoula is encouraging people to reconsider tossing their junk -- everything from broken lamps to ripped jeans -- and instead, bring it to a “FixIt Clinic.”
Once a month, Home ReSource gathers local Fixit coaches well versed in sewing, mending, furniture repair and more. The experts will fix your broken or damaged items and also give you repair tips for free.
Through the FixIt clinics, Home ReSource empowers people with simple repair know-how while also promoting sustainability and self-sufficiency. Home Resource Community Engagement Manager Jeremy Drake says that by hosting monthly clinics, they’re not only offering Missoula a great resource, their also building community ties.
"This is about building community and making connections around the community, across ages and generations, across life experiences," he explained. "We all use stuff, stuff always breaks, and this is an opportunity for us to come together around what is ultimately a conservative idea of how to keep using what we already have."
The next Fixit Clinic will be held on Feb. 8 at Home ReSource, which is located at 1515 Wyoming Street. Click here for more information about the monthly clinics.