The South King Tool Library hosts its second Repair Cafe on Saturday, May 12, for residents to bring broken, torn, cracked, lifeless small items and clothing for free repair.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the future home of the Tool Library Building at the Thornton F. McElroy Masonic Lodge, 1700 S. 340th St., Federal Way. Finding the location can be a little tricky due to street construction.
Residents of South King County and North Pierce County can bring broken, damaged, or nonfunctioning small household items including kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, jewelry or family heirlooms. Please bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline or have a strong odor. Cracked electronic screens, locked out electronics or microwaves cannot be repaired at this event.
Residents are encouraged to sign up and describe broken items so fixers can research in advance. Damaged items should be accompanied by manuals, adapters, chargers and any parts required to check if it is in working condition. There are no guarantees that items are able to be fixed. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be assisted as time allows.
The South King Tool Library is expected to open this summer. The non-profit community organization will allow borrowers to check out lending tools and equipment to care for their homes, yards gardens and more.
Learn more at www.SouthKingTools.org. To sign up or for more information about the event, email info@SouthKingTools.org.