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How the Five Core Values of Time Banking Shape Tampa Bay Time 

Everyone is an asset:  In our new parallel economy we value each member's and organizational partner's time equally. We know that all offer something of value--from neighborly favors and errands to skills and knowledge useful on the job. 

We redefine work: In our online database we reward "volunteering" and other unpaid work that the market economy often ignores: helping raise healthy children, building strong families, caring for elders, revitalizing neighborhoods, living sustainably, fostering social justice and protecting democracy.  The work of running our time bank is also rewarded in TBT Hours. In these ways we flow a local "currency," backed by work already done, into our local community. 

Reciprocity:  In Tampa Bay Time exchanging is a two-way street where requesting help is at least as important as offering it. By asking for help we create jobs for those who want to work while preserving equality in those relationships.  

Social Networks: On our own we are limited in what we can achieve, but time banking activates trust and mutual support. Participants quickly make friends, put down roots, and join in building a more resilient community that is capable of supporting us through good times and bad. In addition to having a new way to reward "volunteers" and make resources go further, partners can benefit from exchanges of expertise that dissolve internal silos and bridge external barriers. 

Respect: Alongside a stingy mainstream mindset of scarcity for most, we're building a generous new economy of abundance for all. Aware that friendly favors may outnumber professional work, we do our best, show gratitude for others' efforts, respond promptly when contacted, and mentor newcomers who are learning how our community of abundance works.


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Activities for May

Film - The Sequel - Timebank credits for this event!
Friday, May 17,2019 - 6:30PM conversations begin -7-8PM  
First Unity Spiritual Campus
460 46th Ave N., St. Petersburg


Timebank Gathering at Grace's


Welcome news from Grace, " Put it in your calendar: Sunday, May 19 from 3 to 6 PM. TBT and its friends and guests will be self-expressing and chowing down on potluckery on a Sunday afternoon. Coming together as a community to connect and share. And of course we have a theme! We’ll be festooning a tree.  So plan to bring a personal emblem, ephemera, memento, relic, small photo, object, remembrance, Roadside America gadget, souvenir, or bauble, to hang from a tree branch—anything participants feel is a reflection or symbol of who they are"   See Grace's blog for more details.
  Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time 3-6 PM
Address 2128 Park Crescent Drive
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Between Collier Pkwy and Livingston Road
Questions? Contact Grace at
or 215.834.4567

Keep the 3rd Tuesday open for our regular meeting at the Life Enrichment Center, 7-9 pm. May 21st. 
This is a chance to meet members, welcome new ones and make exchanges.  Bring a snack to share and a drink and ideas about what you love to do so you can make exchanges. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  

Come to town early and meet up for the book club at the LEC for a discussion of HOW TO STOP TIME by Matt Haig.  12:30-1:45.    Free to members, $5 for non-members.  Bring a lunch if you like. 



hOurworld News

hOurworld News

hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld

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