The mission of Erie Timebank is to invite people from all walks of life to learn a new way of helping each other that promotes understanding, equality, giving and receiving, and harmony in neighborhoods and communities.
What is a Time Bank?
A group of people who support each other by exchanging services in response to individual and community needs. When you spend an hour to do something for someone or a group, you earn a Time Credit. Then, you can use that Time Credit to receive services for something you need for yourself or your family. It’s based on the notion that everyone has something to contribute and at one time or another we all could use some help.
THE FIVE CORE VALUES
OF TIME BANKS
1…..ASSETS – every person is valuable
2…..REDEFINING WORK – some work is beyond a price, especially work in the home
3…..RECIPROCITY – helping works better as a two-way street
5…..RESPECT – Time Banking is based on the notion that EVERYONE has something to offer, and at one time or another we all can use some help.
The links below take you to the hourworld portal:
Examples of Giving and Receiving:
Minor Home Repair
Arts & Crafts
Mending & Alterations
After School Activities