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Welcome to Capital Region TimeBanks

Capital Region TimeBanks is all about community. Building on a model of doing favors for others, we reward your time with the time of others who willingly do the same. The idea behind it is that every hour is equal in time and therefor equal in value, no matter whose hour it is.
 

Time banks are much like any other accounting system, A member must first make a "deposit" of his or her own time into the time bank that is then credited within the time bank system. As this time accumulates, calculated as hours, A member can then exchange those earned, or "deposited", hours with other members for services that are needed or wanted. These exchanges "add" time to the service providers time bank account, and "deduct" equal time from the service recipients time bank account.
PLEASE SEE "Before you Join", before you join.

 

 
 

Mission & Values of Capital Region Timebanks

TimeBanks USA was founded in 1995 and its central office is located in Washington D.C.  The mission of TimeBanks is to nurture and expand a movement that promotes equality and builds caring community economies through inclusive exchange of time and talent. We are working with TimeBanks leaders across the US and internationally to strengthen and rebuild community, and use TimeBanks to achieve wide-ranging goals such as social justice, bridges between diverse communities, and local ecological sustainability.

Assets

We are all assets.

We all have something to give.

Redefining Work

Some work is beyond price.

Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.

Reciprocity

Helping works better as a two-way street.

The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”

Social Networks

We need each other.

Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.

Respect

Every human being matters.

Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.

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We are presently developing our membership protocol, and administrative structure, so please join and help to get this off the ground.
 
Earn hours by helping to establish the Capital Region Time Bank that can be used later for any service within the community.
Earn hours by helping to spread the word. We will credit one Time Bank Hour for each new member that joins because of your efforts to share this community with them.
Offer anybody who does you a favor to Join Capital Region Time Bank with their initial deposit recorded as an exchange with yourself from your time balance.
 
Please join us.
Kevin M. Jones
 
Capital Region Time Bank is made possible through the hard work and dedication of people just like us at Timebanks USA (Timebanks.org).

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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