On December 2, a slew of volunteer bakers will descend on Champion Brewery in Charlottesville, loaded with dozens and dozens of scrumptious homemade holiday cookies for sale for our second Cookies for a Cause fundraiser. Want in? Ha-ha -- we knew you would! Sunday, December 2 1:00 - 3:00 pm Champion Brewery 324 6th St SE, … Continue reading Cookies for a Cause is back in 2018!
If joining the Cville TimeBank is on your to-do list in the New Year, we're introducing two new orientation venues to our schedule. We're elated to report that we've made arrangements with both the City of Charlottesville and with JABA to hold regular sessions at their facilities, on a schedule that we hope prospective members … Continue reading New Year – New Orientation Venues!
On December 3, a slew of volunteer bakers will descend on Champion Brewery in Charlottesville, loaded with dozens and dozens of scrumptious homemade holiday cookies for sale for our first-ever Cookies for a Cause fundraiser. Want in? Ha-ha -- we knew you would! Sunday, December 3 2:00 - 4:00 pm Champion Brewery 324 6th St … Continue reading Cookies for a Cause!
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…
**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!
Cville TimeBank is hosting a local screening of the film, Fixing the Future, coming to theaters across the US for a special one-night screening event. We hope you'll make plans to attend! Join us on July 18th at the Carmike Cinema, 1005 Gardens Blvd in Charlottesville (behind Pier1 Imports on 29North) for this special screening.
Cville TimeBank is one of more than 50 groups around the country participating in the campaign, using Fixing the Future to encourage American communities to create resilient, local economies through innovative approaches to job creation. Fixing the Future Across America also links together a national network of business groups and community-based organizations working to improve their local economies.
Maggie here, sharing a quick update! Though there was some last-minute competition from a rally on the UVa Lawn, we had a great crowd - twenty people brought a dish, shared a meal, and learned about the Cville TimeBank. After watching a delightful excerpt from the PBS documentary Fixing the Future (which will be screening … Continue reading Report from the Kickoff Event