The Time Trade Network of Greater Newburyport launched in October 2014. We are organized as a Massachusetts non-profit corporation.
We love this portion of The News Hour about Hour Exchange Portland, one of the most successful timebanks in New England. It does a great job of explaining what timebanking is all about.
The Vision of the Time Trade Network of Greater Newburyport is to be a thriving culture of reciprocity – the exchange of skills and talents based on time – that fosters the spirit of giving and receiving so we can more fully enjoy life.
The Mission of the Time Trade Network of Greater Newburyport is to provide a time exchange system that connects unmet needs with untapped resources by empowering its members to both seek assistance and share their wealth of skills and experiences; thereby enhancing the quality of our members’ lives and fostering a greater sense of cooperation that enriches our local community.
Our Core Values
Assets: We are all assets. Every human being has something of value to contribute.
Redefining Work: Some work is beyond price. Work must be redefined to include whatever it takes to revitalize neighborhoods and families, to make democracy work and to advance social justice. This kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.
Equality: The heart of a Time Credit is equality. One hour of service equals one credit, regardless of the service, and all people are valued equally.
Reciprocity: Helping works better as a two-way street. We ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?” rather than: “How can I help you?”