At its most basic level, timebanking is simply about spending an hour doing something for someone else in your community. That hour goes into the timebank as a time credit. Then, you have a time credit to redeem by having someone else do something for you. It's a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects in building community connections.
Timebanks are revolutionizing communities like New York, Madison, and Los Angeles, and they're growing across 34 other countries on 6 continents. Read about the Dane County TimeBank's Community Justice Initiatives here. There’s no better time to build one in DC.
The DC TimeBank can serve as a tool to organize around different initiatives including education, food and wellness, prison reintegration, immigrant worker cooperatives, and others. If you're interested in leading or helping with one or more of these initiatives, email us.
To learn even more about timebanking, check out TimeBanks.org!
Pictures from left to right: Bike clinic led by the WTF Spokefolk Collective at the Movement Makers Fair in June 2017; Sandwich Making Project to benefit Central Union Mission organized by member Keri in October 2016; Anacostia River Trash Clean-Up organized by member Clara in May 2015; Yoga class with member TanO held at Wellness Day in May 2014.