Do you know how cultivate a backyard garden? Replace a flat tire? Speak a different language?
If so, you're flush with what time bankers like to call "community currency."
TimeBanking is a reciprocal service through which participants earn currency for donating their skills and time. In time banking, dog-sitting, for example, earns time currency, which is logged online and and be cashed in for a basic computer lesson, help filing taxes or whatever other service a fellow member is able to provide.
On Monday, the Royal Oak City Commission voted to recognize and support the Royal Oak and Huntington Woods TimeBank, one of twenty-three TimeBanks in Michigan. It currently has approximately 75 members and is growing.
- Royal Oak TimeBank Makes it Simple to Pay it Forward