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)

2017 Meetings: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, August 5 (pool party in Royal Oak), September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2

2017 Auction SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Birmingham Unitarian Church from 7-10 p.m. MORE INFO COMING SOON

Wales report on poverty and TimeBanking
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Annual Summary Report
MI Alliance of TimeBanks – 2015 Year in Review

Recent News

Metromode [April 20, 2017] – Pontiac SUN TimeBank pays unexpected dividends
Michigan Radio [February 9, 2017] - Using time as the currency, Michigan communities exchange skills, strengthen bonds
Oakland Press
[December 25, 2016] – Program seeks to improve seniors’ health, way of life
New York Times [December 22, 2016] – How social isolation is killing us
Coalition for Collaborative Care [November 28, 2016] – Who decides what health means?
Washington Post [October 18, 2016] – What if doctors could prescribe something to treat social isolation in seniors: It’s happening now in Silicon Valley
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
The Morning Call [June 5, 2015] – Lehigh Valley partnership finds hope for cutting medical costs
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