I sometimes get caught up in work and family and taking care of all the crap you have to take care of in life, and forget to reach out to people. And I absolutely HATE to ask for help. I joined the timebank because I thought it would be cool to get some of those … Continue reading Timebank = Community
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
It's official – Cville loves fixing stuff! It was standing room only at the spring Repair Café on March 5. With nearly 200 visitors and 75 volunteers, this fabulous fix-o-palooza was more than double the size of our first event in November. Everyone had a TON of fun while we fixed and evaluated over 340 … Continue reading This is Where the Magic Happens
"I'm SO happy I don't have to take this to the dump!" Our very first Cville Repair Café was a sweet success. More than 80 visitors brought their stuff to be evaluated and repaired by our team of volunteer fixers on November 15, 2015. We saved vacuum after vacuum, old lamps, piles of costume jewelry, … Continue reading Fixin’ to change the throw-away mentality
One of the beautiful things about the TimeBank is how it shows us the wealth of skills "ordinary" people have to offer. This fall, we're working on a new project that highlights one of those skill sets: fixing stuff. Cville Repair Café will bring a whole crew of handy fix-it types together for a huge … Continue reading Repair Café Coming Soon? It’s Up to You…
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
Change #1 - No more membership fees! Now that we have two years of financial data to evaluate, we have a better idea of our budgeting needs. The surprise? Our expenses are less than originally expected! Therefore, we are happy to announce that we will no longer collect membership dues annually. We will still have … Continue reading 2015 – A New Year, and BIG changes ahead!
**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!