Turning strangers into friends.
Have you ever wished you had someone around to give you a ride,
help you run some errands, pick you up after you’ve
dropped your car off for repairs, or just give you a hand when you
need it? Someone you really trust?
Many of us have friends, neighbors and family members who help
us out, but they can’t always be there in a pinch. In our Time Co-op
community, someone is always there when you need them.
It is like having an extended family to help out—with rides to the doctor, trips to the supermarket, help with the yard, chores around the house or childcare. Sharing gifts builds trust.
Honoring our unique gifts.
We all have them, talents and resources to share, regardless of our age, employment or ethnic background — such as tutoring, yard work, simple repairs, running errands, and storytelling. It’s labor with love. Every Time Co-op exchange honors five core values:
The Five Core Values of our Time Co-op
We are all assets. Every human being has something to contribute.
2. Redefining Work
What does it really take to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, and make the planet sustainable? That is the kind of work to honor and reward, over cleverness in creating artificial value from nothing but digital ledger entries.
The question: “How can I help you?” changes to: “How can we help each other?” Helping works better as a two-way street.
4. Creating Social Networks
We need each other. Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweaves communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.
5. Respecting each other
Every human being matters. Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect nourishes the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect each other as we are; equalizing our payment - one hour for one hour - is a tangible way to demonstrate respect.
Joining is free.