CoThrive Timebank began in early 2016 using Hourworld.org Time and Talent software. In May 2019 we migrated to Timebanks USA Community Weaver. In early 2019 we adopted the practice of developing hyperlocal hubs, the first of which is the Valparaiso Exchange Hub. As more hyperlocal hubs are created, we will be migrating them over from Hourworld.org.
In 2019 we began using the Gathering with a Purpose format to introduce new people to the concept of timebanking. If you would like to participate (as a leader or as a sponsor) at a future Gathering with a Purpose event, please contact CoThrive Timebank Coordinator Kathy Sipple for details (219-405-9482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Our TimeBank has three main goals:
Strengthen the fabric of our community.
Serve people and give them a means to serve.
Establish new relationships and meet real needs of our community members.
We recognize that each person has talents to share, and that the overall community is strengthened when neighbors help one another. For every hour that you help meet the needs of another member, you earn a time credit for the exchange. This time credit can then be redeemed for services from others, and the never-ending cycle of sharing continues.
For more information about timebanking, visit TimeBanks.org