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What is a Time Bank?

Time banking creates communities of generosity and mutual aid where everyone’s time is valued equally. By doing someone a favor for one hour, you earn a time credit that can be spent in the time bank. Examples of exchanges include car rides, child and pet care, gardening, business plan help, and music, language, and art lessons. Time banking can be used to help seniors remain connected and engaged in their communities and independent in their homes. The DC Time Bank was created in 2012, and it now has over 500 members.

Especially during times of economic hardship, it's important that we come together to create a new economy in DC — one that values each of our unique contributions to the community.

New to the concept? A Time Bank creates a currency that values the Core Economy: the economy of home, family, neighborhood and community. If you're unfamiliar with the Time Banking concept, read more on on the About Time Banking page.

Want to get more involved?

There's a lot to do, and we need you to make the DC Time Bank thrive!

Here are some ideas for how you can get involved:
  • Make an exchange
  • Host a Time Bank potluck in your home or neighborhood
  • Put up a poster in your apartment building, local coffee shop, or around your neighborhood
  • Make an announcement at your Advisory Neighborhood Commission or neighborhood meetings
Reach out to Allison at dctimebank@gmail.com with questions or ideas.
 

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