Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This afternoon, I attended the latest steering group meeting of Time2Give, the West End’s Timebank at Blackness Library.
It was a very positive meeting – between full members and pending or new applications, the timebank is fast approaching 40 members. There’s also been presentations to a number of local organisations and information sessions at the Mitchell Street Centre.
Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency. For every hour participants ‘deposit’ in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to ‘withdraw’ equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case the participant decides what they can offer.
It is a great, community-based, concept and Time2Give has made a great start. Find out more here or contact Vanya Zaczek at VanyaZaczek@number10.org.