Helping Build Community 1 Hour at a Time
Tucson Time Traders is our local Timebank for the Tucson region. Check the website for our latest news and events, or open a new account, or login if you’re a member – http://timetraders.metasofa.org
What Is A Time Bank?
A Timebank is a group of people who trade an hour of work for an hour of work – everyone’s time is valued equally. The hours are recorded in the timebank software so we can trade them around the timebank community. Timebanking is a great way for people to exchange assistance, and help build healthy communities.
We are all assets – Every human being has something to contribute.
Redefining work – Some work is beyond price. We need to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
Reciprocity – Helping works better as a two-way street. “How can I help you?” becomes “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
Community – We need each other. Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength and trust.
Respect – Every human being matters. Respect underlies freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and supplies the heart and soul of democracy.