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White Center Repair Time fix-it events

White Center Repair Time fix-it events

Next White Center repair event:
Sat. March 9, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Steve Cox Memorial Park gym (aka White Center Community Center)
1321 SW 102nd St external link
Seattle, WA 98146

Second White Center repair event this year:
Sat. Oct. 5, 2019, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Steve Cox Memorial Park gym (aka White Center Community Center)
1321 SW 102nd St external link
Seattle, WA 98146

Free! Bring in your small household items and clothing, and our experienced "fixers" will try to repair and mend them. Join us at the White Center Community Center gym (aka "the Log Cabin") in Steve Cox Memorial Park, just east of McLendon Hardware.

Sign-ups are informal and not required, but if you would like to sign up to attend, you can post a comment on the March 9 event's Facebook event page external link about what you plan to bring for us to fix! You can also sign up or ask questions by contacting Tom at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or at 206-477-4481.

And we have a couple special features this time! Separate from our repairs, the White Center-based non-profit WestSide Baby will be collecting donated new and used children's items to distribute free of charge to local families in need. WestSide Baby, in partnership with the community, provides essential items to children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment. Here's their list of most-needed items and other acceptable items to donate external link . You can also learn more about WestSide Baby, while you wait to get your repair items worked on!

Also as a separate activity/event, but in the gym with everything else, we'll have a free clothing swap. Bring some clothes, and browse to see what you can find!

For the repair event: You must be present during the repair. There is no assurance an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won't break it even more.

It's "first-come, first-served" (matching the items with the fixers with the appropriate skills) and we try, if possible, to work on at least one item from everyone who comes in. If you bring more than one item, we will try to work on your other items as time allows.

For specialized repairs (which many are), we may not be able to work on your item unless you bring the specific parts or materials needed for your repair.

Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline, or have a strong odor. Clothing and other textiles that you bring in for mending should be washed first.

Although we encourage walk-ins, please sign up in advance if possible to let us know what you plan to bring, so our fixers can be prepared.

This repair event - aimed at reducing waste and building community! - is brought to you by the King County Solid Waste Division's EcoConsumer public outreach program, and King County Parks Division. The schedule for all King County-sponsored repair events (and other area repair events, as we hear about them) is at KingCounty.gov/repair-events. Thanks - see you there!

Contact Us

 Call: 206-477-4466

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-0197

King County Solid Waste Division mission: Waste Prevention, Resource Recovery, Waste Disposal