NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 12, 2013

Time Bank informational meeting Sunday


Newburyport Daily News

---- — NEWBURYPORT — An organizational meeting for the new group, the Time Trade Circle of Greater Newburyport, will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St.

The group will share information and answer questions about the new time bank coming to the Newburyport area early next year. A time bank is a system designed to use the currency of time to exchange services within the community. Members earn credit in “time dollars” for each hour they spend helping other members of the community, and spend time dollars to receive the services they need. Every time dollar is equal regardless of the type of service provided.

Services offered in a time bank are as diverse as the skills and talents of the members. Examples from other time banks include home weatherization, pet care, language tutoring, computer assistance, baking, respite care, home maintenance, musical entertainment, photography, legal assistance, accounting services and chauffeur service.

This program is cosponsored by Transition Newburyport and Community Resilience Circles.