Pontiac SUN TimeBank (Strong United Neighbors)

We Give, Get and Connect while building community in the City of Pontiac, Michigan

Founded in 2012, the Pontiac SUN TimeBank was funded from 2012-2016 by the United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM). The grant supported innovative programming in the field of basic needs and the movement of individuals and families along the continuum towards sustainable self-sufficiency. SUN is a partnership of Common Ground, Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks, Lighthouse of Oakland County, Oakland Family Services, Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA), and the Community Housing Network. While Common Ground is our host and fiscal sponsor, our office is located with the Pontiac Regional Chamber, 402 N. Telegraph, Pontiac, MI 48341.

Local Exchange News

A service exchange or TimeBank is a network of individual, organizational and business members that provide services, track and bank their hours and then spend those hours to get their own needs met. A service exchange is NOT a barter network, since nothing is 'exchanged'. One 'member' provides a friendly, neighborly favor to another and records the time they spent doing so. One hour is one hour no matter who you are or what you do.  

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 HIPAA 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

Pontiac SUN (Strong United Neighbors) TimeBank and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital (SJMO) are launching an innovative partnership in early 2017 to provide a network of support and caring to help patients heal. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with patients in need (could be driving to a doctor's appointment, a friendly call or visit, caring for a pet, cooking a healthy meal or providing friendship and support in some manner), please contact us at 248-791-2091 or