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|About||Founded in 1995 by the founder of TimeBanking, Edgar Cahn, TBUSA's aim is to support the use of TimeBanking to build resilient, caring communities.|
|Mission||To nurture and expand a movement that promotes equality and builds caring community economies through inclusive exchange of time and talents.|
TimeBanks range from Small (15 – 20 members) to large (2,000 or more). They can connect with other Timebanks too.
Each TimeBank is unique reflection of its members, who they are, the dreams they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive.
Here is how it works: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that “something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else in your TimeBank Community. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess. The possibilities are endless.
Who can be involved in TimeBanking?
Anyone can earn time credits by contributing to others.
Likewise, anyone who has earned time credits can spend them. Or they can pass on the time credits to others who may need them more.
Individuals, groups, organizations, government agencies, churches, businesses; they all can become members, and contribute time, energies, skills and resources.
A really special member of every TimeBank is the TimeBank itself. Because the TimeBank needs members to take on the activities of setting it up and sustaining it over time.
|Founded||October 2, 1995|