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2022 King County-sponsored repair events

At these free community repair events, skilled volunteer "fixers" try to repair or mend your small household and personal items.

This program has held three events so far in 2022, and will likely schedule a few more this year. Check this page for updates.

Questions about the program? Contact repair events coordinator Tom Watson email Tom Watson via e-mail or at 206-477-4481.

As a possible alternative to these events, we provide this extensive list of King County businesses offering repair services.

Here’s how these repair events currently work: Once new events are scheduled, sign up in advance for a specific event by contacting the coordinator (Tom). E-mails are best email Tom Watson. Specify in your e-mail the item you hope to have repaired or mended.

For each event, one advance item sign-up per person. No reservations or appointments. No assurances we can repair, or even work on, your item, or that we won’t break it worse than it was broken before.

At these events, when possible, we work on small household and personal items (including electronics and small furniture), as well as clothing and textiles.

We may decline to work on an item – in advance or at the event – depending on the item, the type of repair needed, the available fixers, or for other reasons. Even if customers bring specific parts needed for a repair, we still may be unable to repair the item.

No lengthy reconstructive repairs. No microwaves. No major clothing alterations. No knife or tool sharpening.

Covid safety precautions will be taken at these events as needed or required.

This program has held 70 free repair events, in 26 different cities and communities in King County. For the full list of dates and locations of those past repair events, see below.

Other area organizations may offer their own separate repair events (aka repair cafés and other names), including remote, drop-off and virtual events. Those organizations include the South King Tool Library external link in Federal Way (next event June 25th, 2022), Vashon MakerSpace and Tool Libraryexternal link , Snohomish County WSU Extensionexternal link and Zero Waste Washingtonexternal link .

Thanks everyone for your support of repair events, which reduce waste and conserve resources!

Past King County-sponsored repair events

  • Feb. 25, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • March 14, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • April 2, 2016 – Renton Community Center
  • April 7, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 26, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • May 24, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • June 11, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • June 15, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 12, 2016 – Renton Farmers Market, downtown Renton
  • Aug. 13, 2016 – Valley Ridge Park, SeaTac
  • Aug. 20, 2016 – Marymoor Park, Redmond
  • Sept. 10, 2016 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • Oct. 4, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Oct. 10, 2016 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • Jan. 26, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Feb. 4, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • March 1, 2017 – Burien Community Center
  • March 22, 2017 – Skyway Library
  • April 8, 2017 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 17, 2017 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • April 22, 2017 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • May 6, 2017 – Issaquah Library
  • May 22, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • May 31, 2017 – Renton Library
  • June 24, 2017 – Newport Way Library, Bellevue
  • July 13, 2017 – Shoreline Library
  • Aug. 26, 2017 – Kent Library
  • Aug. 29, 2017 – Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Sept. 6, 2017 – Kingsgate Library, Kirkland (moved from Bothell Library)
  • Sept. 13, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Sept. 25, 2017 – Enumclaw Library
  • Oct. 7, 2017 – Woodmont Library, Des Moines
  • Oct. 21, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • March 7, 2018 – Pacific Community Center
  • March 24, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • April 7, 2018 - Duvall Visitor & Community Center
  • April 10, 2018 - Covington Library
  • April 18, 2018 – SeaTac Community Center
  • May 10, 2018 – Muckleshoot Library
  • May 16, 2018 – Renton Library
  • June 12, 2018 – Kent Library
  • June 23, 2018 – Redmond Library
  • July 10, 2018 – Auburn Library
  • July 17, 2018 – Skyway Library
  • Aug. 16, 2018 – Des Moines Library
  • Sept. 8, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 22, 2018 – Woodinville Library
  • Sept. 25, 2018 – Burien Library
  • March 9, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • March 23, 2019 – Bothell Library
  • April 2, 2019 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 9, 2019 – Kent Library
  • April 27, 2019 – Kirkland Library
  • May 9, 2019 – Fairwood Library, Renton area
  • May 20, 2019 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 29, 2019 – Bellevue Library
  • June 19, 2019 – Sammamish Library
  • July 2, 2019 – Auburn Library
  • July 20, 2019 – Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation
  • July 31, 2019 – Shoreline Library
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Burien Library
  • Sept. 10, 2019 – North Bend Library
  • Oct. 5, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • June 19, 2021 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 22, 2021 – 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living, Woodinville
  • March 26, 2022 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 23, 2022 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 14, 2022 – Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village

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