Time banks are built on the values of realizing that every person is an asset to the community, the value of work should be redefined to regard it´s importance beyond price, helping works better as a two way street, we all need each other, and every person matters.

  1. We are all assets and have something to give.
  2. The value of work is beyond price and should include what it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable.
  3. The question: “How can I help you?” needs to change so we ask: “How can we help each other build the world we both will live in?”
  4. Networks are stronger than individuals.
  5. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.
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