Time, She’s Aflyin! It’s International Timebanking Day 2021 and Edgar Cahn’s Birthday
March 11, 2021 — 9:49

By Grace Maselli

We’ve nearly clocked another 365 days since last spring! Time to recognize International Timebanking Day, even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We’re also celebrating Father Timebank himself, Edgar S. Cahn whose birthday is on the same wonderful spring day, March 23.

No matter that we can’t gather easily and safely, we’re still reminded of timebanking’s core values and the history of timebanking with impressive international reach. Check out the video with thought leaders Dr. Cahn and his wife Dr. Chris Gray who discuss the sharing economy and new and emerging models therein. For soulful storytelling and inspiring excerpts on the beauty of timebanking, listen to Chris and Edgar in a recent podcast: “50 Stories in 50 Days!”

Please join everyone at TBT to make a collective wish for Edgar and Chris’s happy and healthy 2021!

The Five Core Values of Timebanking
Assets
We are all assets. We all have something to give.
Redefining Work
Some work is beyond price. Work has to be redefined. To create “the village” that raises healthy children, builds strong families, revitalizes neighborhoods, makes democracy work, advances social justice, and even makes the planet sustainable is valuable work. It needs to be honored, recorded, and rewarded.
Reciprocity
Helping works better as a two-way street. The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we all will live in?”
Social Networks
We need each other. People joined in shared purpose are stronger than individuals. Helping each other, we reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships
are built on commitment.
Respect
Every human being matters. Respect underlies freedom of speech and religion and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.

 

 

 

 

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International Timebanking Day: Join the Picnic!
March 17, 2019 — 18:42

By Grace Maselli

Don’t forget! Look for us at Philippe Park in Pinellas County on March 23 from 11 to 3 PM. We’re aiming for Shelter # 3 or picnic blankets right there. Why? To celebrate International Timebanking Day! Check out Father Timebank himself, Edgar S. Cahn. Word has it it’s also the esteemed Mr. Cahn’s birthday on the 23rd. All are welcome. Bring picnic food (fried chicken and pie, tofu and non-GMO corn), a blanket, a friend, and a Frisbee to share. And for local history buffs, Philippe Park is the oldest of its kind in Pinellas County. To learn some quick, interesting facts, check out the audio tour.

Date Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time 11 AM-3 PM
Address Philippe Park
2525 Philippe Pkwy. 
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Questions? Contact coordinator@tampabaytime.org
or call 608.335.2382

 

 

Timebanking on a Global Scale
March 8, 2019 — 12:03

By Grace Maselli

Calling all timebankers: Look for us at Philippe Park in Pinellas County on March 23 from 11 to 3 PM. We’re aiming for Shelter # 3 or picnic blankets right there. Why? To celebrate International Time Bank Day! Check out Father Timebank himself, Edgar S. Cahn. Word has it it’s also the esteemed Mr. Cahn’s birthday too on the 23rd. All are welcome. Bring picnic food, a friend, and a Frisbee to share. And for local edgar_cahn_22history buffs, Philippe Park is the oldest of its kind in Pinellas County. To learn some quick, interesting facts, check out the audio tour.

Date Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time 11 AM-3 PM
Address Philippe Park
2525 Philippe Pkwy. 
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Questions? Contact coordinator@tampabaytime.org
or call 608.335.2382