OUR MISSION

The Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks is an umbrella organization linking and supporting TimeBanks across the state of Michigan. We help individuals, organizations and communities establish and run TimeBanks (community skill exchanges).

Building Community, One Hour at a Time

“For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour. Then you have an hour to spend on having someone do something for you. It’s that simple. Yet it also has profound effects. TimeBanks change neighborhoods and whole communities. TimeBanking is a social change movement in 22 countries and six continents.”
– TimeBanks USA

Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks Learning Circle meetings
Generally on the 1st Saturday of each month, 11am-1pm. These potluck meetings are for TimeBank coordinators and those interested in learning about TimeBanking. Please join us and bring a dish to share.
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 W. 13 Mile Road in Southfield (between Southfield and Greenfield Roads)

2016 Meetings: January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 9, August 6, September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3

Monday, April 4 from 7 – 9 p.m. Health, Wellbeing and TimeBanking presentation/discussion/potluck
• Topic: Health, Wellbeing and TimeBanking—how they intersect and why it’s being done in other countries
• Special guest/speaker: Philippe Granger, Director of Rushey Green TB in London, England
• Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 W 13 Mile Road in Southfield, between Greenfield and Southfield Roads
• Philippe has been involved in community work in South London for over 30 years and is particularly interested in developing ways to build sustainable and intergenerational neighborhoods. For more info see www.rgtb.org.uk
• This will be a presentation, discussion and potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share if you are able but don’t let it stop you from coming if you can’t. All welcome.
• To register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qhcpsudab&oeidk=a07ecdy7aty4e79044b

Wales report on poverty and TimeBanking

Annual Summary Report
Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks 2014 Year in Review

Recent News

C and G News [April 6, 2016] – Madison Heights mayor looking into volunteer Time Bank
Detroit Legal News [January 20, 2016] – Together through ‘TimeBank’ readily apparent at annual auction
Stanford Social Innovation Review [Summer, 2015] – The TimeBank Solution
Blog Talk Radio [October 23, 2014] – Time – The Original Source of Money
Rushey Green TimeBank Annual Report 2013-2014
Oakland County One-Fifteen [May 14, 2014] – Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods
The Oakland Press [February 20, 2014] – Pontiac’s SUN TimeBank allows residents to exchange services, engage with community
ABC News [January 15, 2014] – Saving Money, Helping Others With Timebanking, with Diane Sawyer
Click here to read more press about MATB and other TimeBanks