I just found out about the search bar on the Cville Timebank web page (once you’ve signed in as a member). It is really awesome. Check it out. It searches: • Offers, • Requests, • Members, • Bios, • Messages • Help • and it is re-indexed nightly. So if I’m looking for, say, someone … Continue reading Check out the search bar, y’all!
Hey, Timebankers! I’ve had the topic of asking for what you want on my mind recently in conversations with friends and also on the Timebank member Facbebook forum. I’ve been hearing that some folks find it hard to ask for what they want- and that some even find it hard to admit that they want … Continue reading All you have to do is ask
Are you one of those people with a long to-do list that nags at you like a little demon sitting on your shoulder, whispering in your ear: "Get away from that TV! Get up and DO something!!"? I am one of those people (though admittedly, the TV is not my weakness, the computer is...). Well, … Continue reading The Rites of Spring
**Pie & Play is on vacation until the Fall 2015** Social gatherings play a vital role in building a vibrant community. Potlucks, swaps, drop-in chats, and the like are important opportunities to network. Schmooze. Mingle. Chat. A single personal connection can open many doors, and when you consider that many of our timebank transactions are … Continue reading PIE & PLAY dates at The Haven!
Sunday, August 17 3 - 5 pm Friends Meeting House 1104 Forest Street, Charlottesville You never know what you'll find at a swap! Bring a few things from your home that would really be happier living somewhere else -- it could be CD's, cookware, clothing, toys, plants, etc -- it's ok if items are used, … Continue reading Community Swap!
Have you heard about our monthly #timebank meet-ups? On the first Tuesday of every month, join members of the Cville TimeBank for an informal gathering at Lochlyn House, 480 E. Rio Road. This historic property was recently purchased by timebank members Joanie and Dave, and it will be the site of Charlottesville's EcoVillage. Their dream … Continue reading Monthly meet-ups!
From Cville TimeBank member, J., this wonderful testimonial to the power of community: "I sustained a traumatic brain injury in early 2013, and as is the nature of such injuries, I lost some processing skills. In my case, (among other things) my math abilities regressed to about a 4th grade level. Charlottesville does not have … Continue reading Filling in the gaps through TimeBanking
Timebankers across the Commonwealth took to the airwaves on Friday, 3/28, during "Virginia Conversations" on Virginia Public Radio. Special guest to start off the show was Edgar Cahn, of Timebanks USA. Lots of great stories and questions from callers, and from Christina Cain, of the Staunton Creative Community Fund and (h)OUR Economy timebank in Staunton, … Continue reading TimeBanks on Virginia Conversations, NPR
When I first mentioned that a timebank was starting in Charlottesville, Toan Nguyen was eager to learn details. If you live in or near Charlottesville, you probably know Toan as the owner of Cville Coffee, but he has all ten fingers firmly imbedded in multiple community pies. He's always eager to help get projects off … Continue reading TimeBankers hold a garden party
Cville TimeBank member Andrea posts about her recent lighting project, made easier with the help of Todd: I have really enjoyed the Cville TimeBank thus far. I have helped a couple of people with spring cleaning and taken a look at resumes or had nice conversations through messages, but what really struck me is how … Continue reading Shedding light