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

Upcoming events

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)

2014 Meetings to be held at Peace Lutheran Church: January 4, February 1, March 1,  May 3, June 7,  September 6, October 4,  December 6

April 5, 2014 will be a joint Michigan/Ohio coordinators Learning Circle in Toledo, Ohio. Time will be from 12 – 4 p.m. LocationPark Unitarian Universalist Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd., Toledo. This is a potluck event, so please bring a dish to share. To RSVP and learn about carpooling from metro Detroit, Michigan please contact hodgekim@sbcglobal.net. RSVPs requested by April 1, 2014.

July 19 (3rd Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.–meeting, potluck and pool party at the home of Nancy Chinn, Royal Oak – Huntington Woods TimeBank. Contact Kim at 248-797-2728 for address.

November 1 will be a joint Michigan/Ohio coordinators Learning Circle in Toledo, Ohio. Time will be from 12 – 4 p.m. LocationPark Unitarian Universalist Church, 1456 Harvard Blvd., Toledo. This is a potluck event, so please bring a dish to share. To RSVP and learn about carpooling from metro Detroit, Michigan please contact hodgekim@sbcglobal.net. RSVPs requested by October 15, 2014.

Wales report on poverty and TimeBanking

Recent News

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
The Oakland Press [September 8, 2013] – Pontiac nonprofit “Time Bank” members trade skills, services
C and G News [April 15, 2013] – Local TimeBank aims to bring community together
Michigan Daily [April 13, 2013] DEBTx spurs discussion on debt
Huntington Woods-Berkley Patch [April 4, 2013] TimeBank Program Shares Skills, Creates Bonds in Huntington Woods, Royal Oak
The Philly Post [March 14, 2013] Will clean for food. Are you ready for TimeBanking?
WKAR – Michigan Public Radio [March 12, 2013] TimeBanks Foster Community Building
HAP LiveWell Mid-Life Newsletter [Fall 2012] TimeBanks: Paying it Forward
U.S. News [October 23, 2012] Time Banks Provide New Way to ‘Spend’ an Hour
Wall Street Journal [August 27, 2012] For Spain’s Jobless, Time Equals Money
NEW REPORT – Children and Youth Services Review [March 5, 2012]

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