• 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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  • March Potluck and New Member Orientation: Everyone is invited!

    Eastside Timebank's monthly potluck and new member orientation. Bring friends, family and a dish to share.

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  • Thank You Debbie!

    The Eastside Timebank members thank Debbie Lacy for her years of service to the timebank as a board member and board president.

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What's Happening   

Thursday March 8th at 6:30 PM:  Monthly potluck and new member orientation.  Location:  North Bellevue Community Center: 4063 148th Avenue, NE, Bellevue, Room D.

Thursday April 12th at 6:30 PM:  Welcome Spring Potluck and New Member Orientation.  Location Redmond Senior Center: 8703 160th Avenue, NE, Redmond, Room 111/112.

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."