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 to do something for you. It’s that simple.

Michigan Alliance of TimeBanks Learning Circles
Generally on the 1st Saturday of each month, 11 am – 11 pm. These potluck meetings are for TimeBank coordinators and those interested in learning about TimeBanking. We discuss various topics, share our wisdom and lessons learned and brainstorm on how to deal with our challenges. Please join us and bring a dish to share. We have time for networking the half hour before the meeting starts, especially if you are new to TimeBanking or the Michgan Alliance we encourage you to come early.

March 2020 Meeting: On March 7 our topic will be Youth Engagement at Bridging Communities (6900 McGraw in Detroit). Networking and potluck starting at 10:30 AM, meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM. Youth from Unity in Our Community TimeBank will join us to talk about what TimeBanking means to them and why they are engaged. We’ll think about how all our Michigan TimeBanks can better engage and serve the youth of our communities. Continuation of discussion started in January.

April 2020 Meeting: On April 4 our topic will be Project Planning at Peace Lutheran Church (17029 W 13 Mile Rd in Southfield). Networking and potluck starting at 10:30 AM, meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM. How do we turn our dreams and vision into concrete steps? We’ll do some workshopping around creating and executing project plans to make all our TimeBank dreams come true. If you cannot attend in person you can call in at (425) 436-6390 and use access code 558247#

May 2020 Meeting: On May 2 our topic will be Fundraising and Crowdfunding at Peace Lutheran Church (17029 W 13 Mile Rd in Southfield). Networking and potluck starting at 10:30 AM, meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM. While TimeBanking doesn’t necessarily involve money, having a little cash can help make projects happen. We’ll have someone come to talk about how to put together a successful fundraising plan. If you cannot attend in person you can call in at (425) 436-6390 and use access code 558247#

June 2020 Meeting: On June 6 our topic is to be determined but our plan is to meet in Pontiac at the home of a Pontiac SUN TimeBank member. Watch this space for more information.

July 2020 Meeting: On July 11 our topic will be Privacy and Safety at Nancy Chinn’s home. Meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM, swimming in Nancy’s pool afterwards (so we won’t meet early this time). TimeBanking involves meeting new people and that can make some folks nervous. How do we make sure that people in our TimeBank are safe and feel safe.

NEW REPORT
Pontiac SUN TimeBank 2019 Program Evaluation
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Recent News

The Washington Post [April 26, 2019] – ‘I like giving the gift of time’: Time banks build economies — and communities — without the almighty dollar
The Guardian [February 5, 2019] – ‘It’s like the light’s come back on’: connecting care service users with their communities
Freakonomics [January 9, 2019] – Why Is This Man Running for President? (TimeBanking is mentioned at about 37:12 into the program)
Forbes [December 6, 2018] – There Are Not Enough Personal Care Aides To Care For Frail Seniors. What Will We Do? What could TimeBanking do to fill the void?
ioby [December 4, 2018] – Bring Unity to Our Community with TimeBanking