What is a Time Bank?
“Who” is a Time Bank is a better question.
We are friends and neighbors sharing time and talents.
Our Time Bank has three main goals:
> Strengthen our communities and meet real needs of community members.
> Serve people and give them a means to serve.
> Establish new relationships.
Each person has talents to share. When neighbors help one another, the overall community is strengthened. For every hour that you help meet the needs of another member, you earn a time credit. This time credit can then be used for services from others. And the never-ending cycle of sharing and exchanging services continues.
The mission of TimeBanks USA, our charter organization, is to promote equality and build caring community economies through inclusive exchanges of time and talents.
Curious, but not ready to sign up? Come to one of the monthly orientation meetings to check us out. https://westseattle.timebanks.org/page/1-*home
Here’s where you can learn more about the origins of Time Bank communities: https://timebanks.org/about/