• Hannah likes being able to pass it on

    Hannah writes, “I love that I can fit volunteering into my busy life, and also benefit from other people’s skills.” She says, ”Timebanking is a great way to give what little spare time I have to help others, and it makes me feel part of the community. . . .

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  • We can always learn something new.

    Loretta writes, “I house-sat for a woman who was a certified yoga instructor, and I spent my first Time Credits getting yoga lessons from her. It was a disaster at first . . .

    So, What is timebanking?
  • Isn't it nice to get some help?

    Jason writes, "Painting my basement was on my to-do list for longer than I care to admit. But after I joined the timebank, I asked for help …

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  • Let's get ready to come together.

    In a Timebank, members are linked in a meaningful way: There’s Sally . . .

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  • Welcome Spring Potluck and New Member Orientation!

    Join us on April 9th to welcome in Spring, share a meal and welcome new members via our monthly orientation.

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What's Happening:  

Monday, March 30: 7:00 PM: If you want to learn about timebanking on Mercer Island, then join us on March 30 for information and orientation. Applicants wanting to join the Eastside Timebank are welcomed too as are current members!  Location:  Shorewood Heights Club/Activity Center, 3209 Shorewood Drive, Mercer Island.  RSVP: info@eastside.tbanks.org.

Thursday, April 9th: 6:30 PM:  Welcome Spring Potluck! Join us for our monthly potluck to Welcome Spring!  A new member orientation will follow at 7:30 pm.  Location:  Bytes Cafe inside the Redmond City Hall: 15670 NE 85th Street, Redmond.

Members can save $1,400 in one day by joining the Eastside Timebank!  It is possible, as reported recently on ABC News regarding a timebank in Louisville, KY, where members saved $1,400 in one day through timebanking.  To see the ABC News report go to:  http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/saving-money-helping-others-with-timebanking/

Help the Eastside Timebank! When you buy from Amazon, the Eastside Timebank will receive .05% of eligible purchases through Amazon Smile.  BUT, you must select Eastside Timebank as your charity of choice.  To do so, click here: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4154419  Thank You!

About the Eastside Timebank

The Eastside Timebank of King County, based in the communities of the eastside, is like an old-time community where neighbors help neighbors, connecting through high-tech tools. Our timebank is based on the idea that each of us has unique gifts, talents, and resources to share, and we all have needs that others can fill.

Every hour of service that a timebank member provides to someone in the community earns one hour of credit, which can be exchanged for an hour of service from another member. All services are valued equally. An online database makes it easy to see what skills and services your neighbors have to offer, and what services they need, so you can match your skills and needs with others in the community.

Examples of Skills and Services Currently Offered by Our Members

Sailing lessons, jewelry repair, massage, job coaching, computer help, budgeting, needlecraft lessons, cooking, and a lot more...

What Our Members Are Saying

"I have received a great deal of value in my first receipt of a service...I am so happy to be part of this experience!!"

"My wife and I had a member come by and give us some great pointers on how to better train our dog. I was able to help another member...with some windows that needed washing. It was a win-win for all of us."