2613 Huntington Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
|Primary Contact||Kathy Kildea|
|Primary Focus Area||Civic|
Cville Timebank is designed to nurture, inspire, and motivate a network of neighbors to come together to create a caring and sharing community.
Timebanking is simply about spending an hour or two or three doing something for somebody in your community. That hour goes into the TimeBank as a Time Credit. No money is ever exchanged. Then you have a Time Credit to spend on having someone do something for you. It's a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects. You are helping someone who may not have funds needed to get a certain job done; you're helping to build community connections, and you can more easily find someone to do something you would like to have done. You work with a small group of committed individuals who are joined together for a common good.
Timebanking is an alternative monetary system based on circles of giving and receiving. It’s based on the principle that we are all assets, and that we all have something to give. Cville TimeBank is a project of the 2012 class of Charlottesville's Neighborhood Leadership Institute.
Instead of asking, “How can I help you?” we should be asking “How can we help each other?” A Time Bank allows us to work together to create a system of mutual respect to rebuild and sustain our community, taking advantage of our unused resources to fulfill our unmet needs.
|Description:||Let’s keep perfectly good stuff out of the landfill and spend some quality time together as a community. At a Repair Café, folks bring their broken stuff to be repaired by volunteers for free!|