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West Seattle Timebank

Appreciating our Awesome Timebankers

Over ELEVEN THOUSAND hours

West Seattle Timebankers

have exchanged serving

both individual and organizational members

We are literally one of the most active timebanks in the world! 

(#4 as of February.)  So many awesome members.  Here are a few "shout outs" from members to other members for much appreciated exchanges.

 

"A big shout out to Timebank member and my neighbor, Meg, for shoveling our sidewalk and stairs during Seattle's big February 2019 "Snowpocolyse" snowfall of February 2019.  Plus she did the sidewalk in front of the house next door. It was a real gift to us!"       - Grateful neighbor Tamsen

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Hannah & Julie helped Elizabeth fix her faucet

Elizabeth says how grateful she is to Timebankers Hannah and Julie.  They took even more time checking every detail than a paid plumber would plus now I have two fantastic new friends!

Appreciative Timebanker Elizabeth

 

Timebankers build resilient community!

A HUGE thank you to Julie and Hannah for hosting 2 exceptional parties in December 2018 and January 2019 which energized Timebank and has snowballed into amazing results already.

Hannah and Julie are terrific organizers and motivators.  They create just the right ambiance to build friendships between neighbors.  

Below are Hannah and Julie in their kitchen making delicious dishes for the Timebank party.

Notice how energized Hannah is!  She's just a blur of community spirit!  Julie is in the background, planning and manifesting neighborhood spirit and interconnection for the Greater West Seattle Peninsula. 

Below, check out how thoughtful our hostesses are in labeling all the dishes to accommodate everyone with allergies or dietary concerns.   We have delicious gluten and meat-free options.  How thoughtful! 

Below, check out our amazing Timebankers in action.  Creative and practical folks generating even more fun ways to build community.  Notice the active listening.  Timebanking attracts cooperative, pro-active folks who care about their neighbors and love to contribute their talents.   We can get so much more done with such resilient community spirit!

I'm really impressed with the quality of people in our Timebank.  It's so nice to get off-line and partake in lively community in synergy with groups and individuals.  Many Timebankers are contributing HUNDREDS of hours to community organizations and now enjoy using their banked hours to request services from neighbors.

Below, Board Member Julie, at a 2018 Party/Meeting.  To reward the most active Timebankers she and Hannah hosted a lovely party.  Everybody brought delicious homemade soups in Tupperware to trade.  Contributors got to choose from many gourmet soups.  Now we have deluxe homemade options on demand in our freezers.  Souper idea, Julie!

 

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Below, Timebankers building community in service to our individual & organizational members throughout West Seattle, White Center, and Burien!

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Tamsen teaches sewing at High Point Neighborhood House in 2018.  Thank you Tamsen!  Thank you to High Point Neighborhood House, Timebank organizational member, for creating ongoing social and skill-sharing opportunities.

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Serving food at the 2018 Neighborhood House Healthy Family Event was fantastic fun. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan even stopped by to say "Thanks for volunteering".  A few of these awesome volunteers are pictured below.

Burien Arts is anohter organizational member.   In 2018 Timebankers made crafts with kids at Burien Downtown Library. Lots of fun!  All our organizational members post opportunities throughout the year to enjoy and build community. 

Below - Timebanker Vijay and her daughter help Grace at the Burien Art Association "Friend Raiser" on Dec 15, 2018.

Photo Below - Nature Stewards Team members plan the new Hazel Valley Community Garden in Burien.  Nature Stewards is another Timebank organizational member in Burien.  West Seattle Timebank serves the whole Duwamish Peninsula - Burien, White Center, and West Seattle.

In 2018 photo below, timebankers helped with the annual Burien Arts Association "Vision 2020" event.  Many thanks to our Timebankers for your show of support!

Timebank's over 40 organizational members post offers online how Timebankers can participate and bank their hours!  Talk about cross-pollination!  We are all more effective when we synergize together.  Enjoy community interconnections of our whole SW Seattle peninsula.  Exchange hours with individual neighbors and our member organizations whenever you please.  Mix and match your exchanges to meet fun local people.

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Who do you want to recognize? How do they make a difference?

Shout out your thanks to your Timebank friends!  Email a photo & a couple sentences.  We'll post your appreciation on this website and on our Facebook page.   (Please do check with people first to ensure they are not too shy to be on the web.)  Even without a photo you can also just email a few sentences about your exchange including first names and grateful thoughts.   It's fun to read how many friendships have sprung from our exchanges.  Thank you everyone for all you do!

Attend our events & read offers and requests for more opportunities to jump in!