At a meeting, I received a flyer saying that a ANC 6D07 Candidates Forum would have a discussion “led by members of the Arthur Capper Capitol Quarter Community Timebank.” I looked around the web and found them as the Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg Community Village TimeBank, part of the DC TimeBank.
What is a timebank? TimeBanks are pretty great. I was paid once through timebank credits. Here is what the DC TimeBank says:
At its most basic level, timebanking is simply about spending an hour doing something for someone else in your community. That hour goes into the timebank as a time credit. Then, you have a time credit to redeem by having someone else do something for you. It’s a simple idea, but it has powerful ripple effects in building community connections.
Timebanks are revolutionizing communities like New York, Madison, and Los Angeles, and they’re growing across 34 other countries on 6 continents. Read about the Dane County TimeBank’s Community Justice Initiatives here. There’s no better time to build one in DC.
The DC TimeBank can serve as a tool to organize around different initiatives including education, food and wellness, prison reintegration, immigrant worker cooperatives, and others. If you’re interested in leading or helping with one or more of these initiatives, email us.
To learn even more about timebanking, check out TimeBanks.org!