Welcome to Kent Community TimeBank, Inc.
Yes, the "Father of Timebanking" and the man who coined the phrase "time dollars" believes in Kent, Ohio!!!
Dr. Edgar Cahn and his wife, Dr. Christine Gray have offered to share with us and the greater community their inspiration, dedication and commitment to helping create a more just and equitable system of exchange.
This presentation is NOT TO BE MISSED. If you have friends or neighbors that you can't quite explain our lovely timebank to, bring them to this!!
Also, KCTB needs your help. We will be having a potluck so I need you to RSVP with a dish. If you can't come, you could still make a dish for time credits. We will need folks to set up and clean up... The whole deal.
See the invite for RSVP details!
SATURDAY, JUNE 29:
4:00 - 5:30 Drs. Cahn & Gray will speak and host a Q & A
5:30 - 7:30 Another amazing potluck meal shared by all!
Held at the United Church of Christ (1400 E. Main St, Kent, 44240)
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! But we need an RSVP!
How do we know it's working?
May 2013: we did 455 exchanges for 1,141.75 time credits/hours.
That's about 14.4 exchanges and almost 37 time credits
- PER DAY -
to each other and the greater community
in just in the month of May!!
"Speedbanking at our January Potluck" photo by David LaBelle
WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF
THE KENT COMMUNITY TIMEBANK!
If you are not yet a member of the Kent Community TimeBank, you will only have access to this homepage! This website is strictly an accounting and message system for those members of KCTB. If you are not yet a member, you may click on the tab to the right called "Create an account". After you fill out the online application, follow the instructions and our Membership Coordinator will be in touch with you!
Before being activated in the timebank, we ask that you attend an orientation which will give you the opportunity to learn more about the concept of timebanking in general and specifically, how our KCTB operates. You will also get a chance to see this software before diving in! If you are unable to attend the orientation, we offer one on one, either in person, or over the phone orientations!
We are a community building program where we exchange our skills, talents and passions. When you do something you like to do for someone for one hour, you earn one Time Credit. You may then spend that Time Credit on any of the hundreds of services offered in our TimeBank! We opened our timebank in April, 2010 and continue to grow weekly! We welcome you to join our timebank family and enrich your life one hour at a time! To learn more about timebanking in general, visit TimebanksUSA.org
** Please join our Facebook GROUP page by visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/337132267797/ **
Join other members at our monthly potluck and social!
Next up are Sunday, June 23rd, at the Twinsburg Community Center and Friday, July 5th at the Kent UCC!
We are THRILLED to announce that
the Kent Community TimeBank now has its own store:
hOUR Share Exchange Center!
It is open to members and the general public! All items are new or like-new, as well as handmade/crafted/grown goods donated by KCTB members and the community. Goods can be exchanged for time credits or bought with a cash donation. All donations to the center go towards operating costs, and all donations are tax deductible (receipts available on request).
The store is located at 223 N. Water St., Kent, in the gorgeous old Carriage House. This was Dr. GreenBee's first store location and is across the alley from Scribbles.
** For more information, including guidelines for donations and hours of operation, please visit the center's website at http://hoursharekent.wordpress.com/
Please fill out an application if you're interested in staffing the center! Applications can be found on this page: http://hoursharekent.wordpress.com/staff/ **
Photos: Tina B. LOVES speedbanking!
Tom S. LOVES grilling (even in the snow)!
Isa learned how to make a mosiac tile for Time Credits and
Mary Ann K. learned how to make a pie crust!