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The Five Core Values of Time Banking

Strengthening Communities Through Reciprocity

Assets - We are all assets.

We all have something to give so we can all be valued contributors.

Redefining Work - Some work is beyond price

Work has to be redefined to value whatever it takes to raise healthy children, build strong families, revitalize neighborhoods, make democracy work, advance social justice, make the planet sustainable. That kind of work needs to be honored, recorded and rewarded.

Reciprocity - Helping works better as a two-way street

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?"

Social Networks - We need each other

Networks are stronger than individuals. People helping each other reweave communities of support, strength & trust. Community is built upon sinking roots, building trust, creating networks. Special relationships are built on commitment.

Respect - Every human being matters

Respect underlies freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and everything we value. Respect supplies the heart and soul of democracy. When respect is denied to anyone, we all are injured. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.



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