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Time Bank Starting in Fayetteville September 6, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patricia Mikkelson, mother, co-coordinator of Jesus Vegans Community @ 12:15 pm

Time Banks Informational Meeting: Sunday September 27, 2:30 to 4:30 at the Walker Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. Contact Mary Thornton for more information about the local Time Bank. For more info about time banks www.timebanksusa.org

I really hope to see you there…I am going to prioritize attending this meeting because I think that Time Bank involvement fulfills my need for community and helping with economic challenges.

You can sign up to be on their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/timebanksusa

The FUNKtional Family will be joining the Time Bank and offering some of our services in full or partial exchange.

A Time Bank is a way of helping to build trust among people so that they can give and receive with accountability. It is not just straight barter, but helps expand the possibilities because when people give their services, they build up credit which can be used when and where they want to with other members of the Time Bank. What I love about creating a time bank is that it creates even more of a sense of community, and businesses can get involved as well as seniors, differently abled people and children.

I have been trying to get a Time Bank started here for about three years. I was happy to tell a lot of people about it, one of whom decided to take it and run with it. Patrice Gross of Foundation Farm helped start a Time Bank in Eureka Springs which is very successful.

If you can’t attend the meeting on Sunday, please stay in touch with me and I will add you to my mailing list and keep you informed of what is happening.

I hope and pray this time the Time Bank will take off like wild fire and we can experience abundance without needing so many federal reserve dollars to get our needs met.

When I first got interested in Time Banks, I spoke to Edgar Cahn, who founded Time Banks over 25 years ago, and he is truly an inspiring person who is walking his talk. I also read his book, NO MORE THROW AWAY PEOPLE  which was excellent.

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One Response to “Time Bank Starting in Fayetteville”

  1. opalfly Says:

    how can i be part of this!!!


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