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.

February 2020 Meeting: On February 1 our topic will be Community Gardening and TimeBanks at Wendy’s house (12935 Victoria Ave in Huntington Woods). Networking and potluck starting at 10:30 AM, meeting from 11 AM to 1 PM. Members of Hour Exchange of Southeast Michigan will teach us about their successes and challenges in cultivating a community garden together. We’ll share ideas together about how our TimeBanks can engage in group projects together. There are a few steps to enter the home and paths in the garden are grass. There will be a conference call option for this meeting, watch this space for details the week before the meeting.

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. If you cannot attend in person you can call in at (425) 436-6390 and use access code 558247#

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.

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