One hour of someone's Time = One Time Dollar
A Time Bank is a cycle of reciprocity that values all time as equal. Time Banking is the idea that everyone has something of value to contribute. When we share our time and talents we invest in relationships and respect each other's ability to be both givers and receivers, which enriches the community.
You spend an hour doing something for an individual or group that is a member of the Time Bank and earn a Time Dollar. Then, you use that Time Dollar to receive an hour of a member's time for something you need in the future. No money is exchanged, only time and talents – from pet sitting, to cleaning to making a home-cooked meal – it's as broad as the talents of the community!
For example, you help Jackie grocery shop and earn one Time Dollar. Then you spend your Time Dollar and get your bike fixed by Bill. Bill earns his Time Dollar by pet sitting for Jackie. The cycle of giving and receiving continues among Time Bank members to satisfy the needs of each other.
The Time Bank brings the community together, allowing us to recognize our interdependence. It's a way to meet your neighbors and give back to others by doing something you enjoy.
The Time Bank shows us that everyone has something to offer, and empowers individuals to contribute. People who may view themselves as only a "giver" or a "receiver" begin to realize they do have something of value to share, and that everyone is both a "giver" and a "receiver."
Through the Time Bank, each member's unique voice is respected and identified; each member's individual gifts can be offered and shared within their community. With the Time Bank, giving is receiving – you give your time and talents and in turn receive another's time and talents: meeting needs while meeting neighbors.
The FIFNC Time Bank is open to the entire community in Wake, Durham Orange, Chatham and Person counties – with particular emphasis on including the many skills and talents of those who experience disabilities and their families.
Email Krysta or call her at 919-251-8368 extension 103 to learn more or to get more information.
First in Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) has its online Time Bank set up on the Community Weaver Web site.
First complete the Time Bank Application and forward to FIFNC for approval.
Go online and register with the Community Weaver Web site to join the FIFNC Time Bank:
Once the Time Bank application has been submited and approved, a FIFNC staff member will approve your Community Weaver Time Bank submission and notify you that your membership is active.
Visit our Community Weaver Web site firstinfamilies.timebanks.org to see what offers and requests are available!
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