Welcome to Kent Community TimeBank, Inc.
How do we know it's working?
More than 570 members who have exchanged
over 24,000 time credits can't be wrong!
"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 socials!
Next up are Sun., Dec. 15th at the Twinsburg Community Center,
Fri., Jan. 3rd at the Kent UCC,
& Thurs., Jan. 9th at Upper Room Ministries (Ravenna)!
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!
Our very own 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).
December hours are:
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm
Thursdays, 5 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm
* The center will be CLOSED the week of Christmas - from Dec. 22-28. Hours will resume on Tues., Dec. 31. *
Gift wrapping will be available on Saturdays
(Dec. 7, 14, & 21, from 12 - 5 pm)!
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/ **
Dr. Edgar Cahn, the "Father of Timebanking," and his wife, Dr. Christine Gray shared with us their inspiration, dedication and commitment to helping create a more just and equitable system of exchange.
They were wonderful - and totally impressed with what WE are doing here in KENT and the KENT COMMUNITY TIMEBANK!!!
We know that many were unable to come... The presentation was videorecorded and IS HERE!!