Timebanking is a mutual service exchange network among neighbors. Members trade time to meet each other’s needs, strengthening social ties and lowering the cost of living. Troy Shares helps to build community by multiplying and deepening interactions.
Offers: creative gathering space for knitting groups, classes, etc. 'I don't care what you do; I'll take your picture.'
Name: Barry G.
Neighborhood: Green Island Bridge
At first glance, Troy Shares is about exchanging time. If I help someone for an hour, then someone will help me for an hour. Troy Shares is that, but it is also so much more.
Troy Shares is about strengthening communities. It's about shifting from a situation in which neighbors are strangers, wary of each other, to a situation in which neighbors help each other. It's about shifting from feeling like we have to do it all ourselves to opening ourselves up to receiving help.
Offers: Editing fiction and/or nonfiction, research on the web, feng shui
Requests: Videographer or videographer enthusiast, hemming jeans
Name: Barry L
Offers: Computer issues of all kinds, writing and editing, help people organize their houses
Requests: Yard - growing grass under trees, repairing plaster walls
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Name/Neighborhood: Jeanette, South Lansingburgh
Offers: Interior plant care, errands, cooking a meal (Italian), transportation, jobhunting and resume help
Requests: Deck washing or treatment, interior painting, computer help (Mac)
Name/Neighborhood: Kathleen, South Lansingburgh
Offers: Homeopathy, herbalism, nutritional counseling, sewing, pants hemming
Requests: Put together shelving unit, Mac lessons, de-cluttering
Name/Neighborhood: Tony, East Greenbush
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 -- 6 p.m.
At this home page, (http://www.troyshares.org/drupal6/) anybody can read about Troy Shares, learn about upcoming events and look at our blog entries and stories.
Registered Troy Shares members can also add information about events, add blog entries and go to the discussion forums and take part.
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