WELCOME TO THE EASTSIDE TIMEBANK
WE BUILD COMMUNITY ONE HOUR AT A TIME!
2016 Member and Non-Member Surveys: Take it Now!
The Eastside Timebank (including Mercer Island Timebank) is in its 5th year of operation. It is time to take stalk of our progress and where we should be headed into the future. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey that pertains to you. This will help us greatly learn what is working, what is not and where we go in the future. Thank you!
If you are NOT a member of the Eastside Timebank, please click on this link to take your survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PK325HY
If you ARE a member of the Eastside Timebank, please click on this link to take your survey:
December 8 at 6:30 pm: Join us for our "White Elephant" annual potluck. Bring a wrapped gift of a value of no more than $25.00--best if it comes from your home--something you no longer want. Also bring a holiday dish to share. Everyone is welcome! Location: Lake WA United Methodist Church: 7524 132nd Avenue, NE, Kirkland.
Thank you Eastside Community Aid Thrift Store for the recent grant for member scholarships and to build leadership within the timebank. We so appreciate your continued support of the Eastside Timebank!
Eastside Community Aid Thrift Store needs volunteers to help operate the store. To volunteer go to: http://ecathriftshop.org/index.html
Take a moment to watch the video of the presentaiton of timebanking in the USA founder, Dr. Edgar Cahn, while visting Kirkland. He is inspirational! You can view his talk at: https://vimeo.com/141719395. Thanks to Mark Jaroslaw for taping this video!
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/
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."