Whoda thunkit? What a great concept! A couple months ago, I met someone at Scribbles Coffee who introduced me to the concept of giving, getting, and doing -- all for time credits. No money involved.
What does that mean? Well, for starters, we offered tickets to the Chocolate Walk for time credits. Those were snatched up pretty quickly by another TimeBank member. Weeks later, we needed some outdoor signs made for the Adopt-A-Spot program. Time credits. Now we need our brochure design updated. Time credits. We have some leftover "I'm Nuts About Kent" t-shirts, which we are offering for...yep, time credits. This past week, the Kent Community TimeBank became a "Friend of Main Street Kent" for time credits. Fantastic.
It's unreal. TimeBank members can get a second burrito at Taco Tonto's on a designated day of the week -- for a time credit. Members can get a massage, a pie, a garden weeded, a ride to the airport, pet sitting, painting...it's endless, and priceless.
Our partnership with the Kent Community TimeBank fits perfectly with our mission: To utilize the resources and unique qualities of Kent to broaden and strengthen the economic base of the central business district, preserve the historic integrity of landmarks and buildings, sustain and enhance arts and cultural resources, support existing business, invite new business, and forge positive, lasting relationships among the University, government, business and community.