TimeBank News

Updates and Opportunities

Hello. We hope you all are staying healthy and connected during this time. We have a few things to share with you now. More to come soon!  $15 for 15 Fundraising Campaign and Celebration Community Helpline Launch 11/9 Abolitionist Restorative Justice Workshop 11/6, 9am-4pm $15 for 15 Fundraising Campaign and Celebration Our fundraising season is upon us and we’re taking stock of our accomplishments in the year 2020 and assessing the best path forward in building restorative justice and... [ more ]

Summer

Hello Timebankers! Thank you all for engaging with us in so many ways over the past few months.    As you know, we have been setting the direction and developing projects and activities within the TimeBank that center racial and restorative justice. We've got ongoing work to do as individuals and as a community to disrupt, dismantle, reimagine, and build together. We continue to center, support, and follow Black leadership as we come together to work towards liberation.    In the coming months... [ more ]

It's Time for Action

Hello. Welcome to all of our new members. There have been more than 45 new people that have joined us in the past month. Below is a little more about us for folx who are new to us. Right off the top, the Dane County Timebank staff and board are committed to facilitating exchanges and coordinating projects through a racial and restorative justice lens. Check out this excellent co-conspirators checklist created by members of the Transformative Action Network. Timebanks are grassroots, diy... [ more ]

Solidarity and Action

Dane County TimeBank Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Action for George Floyd Opportunities for Action Dane County TimeBank Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Action for George Floyd When we think about the brutal police murder of George Floyd, we cannot help imagining the heartbreak and outrage his family must feel. We cannot help but wonder what was going through the mind of that nine year old black girl who watched as it happened. We stand with his family and all the people... [ more ]

Commitment and New Beginnings

Hello! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as spring rolls in. With spring comes new growth and new opportunities. As we continue to reflect on what it means to timebank through a racial and restorative justice lens, we continue to understand that in order to truly be a grassroots network of exchange and community based support that stands firmly in the values of timebanking, it is critical that we name and address the impacts of racism and white supremacist culture in our work and in... [ more ]

Timebanking with Intentionality

Hi everyone!    We have a lot of great work going on and plenty of updates included here.  Urgent Request New Features and Ways to Stay Connected Our Racial Justice Lens New Restorative Justice Hotline Drivers needed Urgent Request Organizational member, Second Harvest Foodbank, anticipates needing help to distribute 100,000 boxes of food to those facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin in the next 6 to 8 weeks. They are calling this their “Care Box campaign.” In order to achieve this... [ more ]

TimeBank Update - Responding To Coronavirus Impacts

Hello all, In these uncertain times we will continue to love and support one another.  The TimeBank will continue to stay focused on our mission of connecting people in sharing time and talents to meet needs, improve systems, and address community issues throughout Dane County and our vision of creating an interconnected community in which meaningful relationships drive collective change. We will center racial, restorative, and economic justice in our work. We will get through this together.... [ more ]

Community Care

Hello Timebankers.    With all the uncertainty right now related to public health, I find hope in collective action. Closures and cancellations help slow the spread of disease so our healthcare professionals can better deal with potentially large numbers of patients.  We will have our own announcements shortly, both regarding our events and programs and our role in supporting community readiness. If you are able, consider offering meals, phone check ins, drivers for people going to dialysis... [ more ]

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