The Crooked River Alliance of TimeBanks (CRAT)
collaborates with local timebanks and their members
to educate, train, and share resources
to strengthen neighborhoods and build a web of
healthy, sustainable, and interconnected communities
in the Great Lakes region.
WELCOME TO THE HOMEPAGE OF
OUR TIMEBANKING SOFTWARE!
We are a community building program where we exchange our skills, talents and passions. When you do something you like to do for someone for one hour, you earn one Time Credit. You may then spend that Time Credit on any of the hundreds of services offered in our TimeBank! The Kent Community TimeBank opened in April 2010 and continues to grow weekly!
If you are not yet a member of one of our local community timebanks, you will only have access to this homepage. To register, you may click on the tab to the right called "Create an account". After you fill out the online application, follow the instructions and our Membership Coordinator will be in touch with you!
Before being activated in the timebank, we ask that you attend an orientation, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about the concept of timebanking in general and specifically, how our local timebanks operate. You will also get a chance to see this software before diving in!
Join other members at the potluck and socials!
Research shows that we are more likely to make timebank exchanges with community members we have met face to face! The monthly potluck is the place to do it! We always have an amazing buffet complete with a variety of dishes! Please label your dish with ingredients. Sometimes, we discuss a few minutes of "business", spotlight some members and their offers and/or talk about the benefits of timebanking! The potlucks will inspire you, guaranteed!
Photos: Tina B. LOVES speedbanking!
Tom S. LOVES grilling (even in the snow)!
Isa learned how to make a mosiac tile for Time Credits and
Mary Ann K. learned how to make a pie crust!
Dr. Edgar Cahn, the "Father of Timebanking," and his wife, Dr. Christine Gray shared with us their inspiration, dedication and commitment to helping create a more just and equitable system of exchange.
They were wonderful - and totally impressed with what WE are doing here in KENT and the KENT COMMUNITY TIMEBANK!!!
We know that many were unable to come... The presentation was videorecorded and IS HERE!!