Convener’s Blog

Support a Culture of Sharing

 Posted by at 9:55 am
Mar 092017

Local Network

A Call to Celebrate

Our Mahoning Valley’s

Culture of Sharing


Spread the word that Time Bank Mahoning Watershed is IN SEARCH OF community members, +Valley Champions with Sharable Dreams+, to showcase local collaborative giving and receiving in the Mahoning Valley in 2017.

Some suggested events, programs, projects, are listed in the following
+Dream Space: Events, Programs, Projects, Organization – Locations, and Goals+

+Events (Lead by a Champion Team):+
Share fest
Really Free Market
Repair Café
Game Time
Wellness Fair
Crafters Anonymous
Abundance Swap
Bring and Share Fest
Benches Collective
Open Space Technology
World Cafe

(Tell us if there something else that you’ll commit to share and do?


+Programs (on going, Lead by a Champion team):+
A hub Time Bank in your neighborhood
Time Bank Store
Time Bank Youth Court
Business Awareness/Education
Front Yard Gardens (FYG) Program
Seed Library
Tool Library
Bike Kitchen
Street Ambassador
Map Jam
Borrowing Shop – library of things
Maker Space
Men’s Sheds

TIME OUTS – Various Venues
Salesforce – Marketing – Fundraising

(Tell us if there something else that you’ll commit to share and do?


+Projects (on going by Champion team or Coord):+
Library Patron
Business Patron
Kids & Youth Project
Medical Transportation
Care Brigade
TBMW newsletter
TBMW Facebook
(Tell us if there something else that you’ll commit to share and do?


+Possible Organization – Locations:+
Girard Multi Gen Cntr.
Warren Court House Sq.
First Presbyterian Church
Creekside Golf Dome
City/Public Spaces
Local Community Parks
(What other possible venues could serve as hosting organizations ?

Here is a link to get help to raise money for your idea, ….
In Our Back Yard

+Among the goals of Time Banking, we co-create thriving communities in the Mahoning Valley through conversation leading to a change of culture along the following indicators:+
Passive engagement ___________ to active engagement

Staff and administration led ______ to citizen led
Beneficiary of service __________ to co-producer of service
Client or volunteer focus ________ to membership base
Individualism _______________ to mutualism

Practice reciprocity by doing something for your community and your community will do something for you? It’s the time bank way.

For background and context click the following;

Save Saturday, May 6, for the 2017 Mahoning Valley ShareFest – Bring&Fix;
click here if you wish to attend.

Learn about TBMW Service Exchange, Join Mahoning Valley Champions, or call Tony Budak, 330-716-2722 

Jul 172014


2014-07-17_RRFM-optCourthouse Square, Warren,
Trumbull County, Ohio

Saturday, August 2, 10AM to 3PM

Let’s Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

A Really, Really Free Market, RRFM, is a community gathering where participants bring, and give away absolutely free, any usable items, skills, ideas, smiles, talents, friendship, excitement, discussions, games and many other things that we as a community can come together and share.

A 100% free and non-commercial event, organized by participants just like you. Future exchange events depend on the benefits of a successful community gathering and leaving the Court House Park clean and tidy. Please do your part to build for future RRFM events.

Share the Love, let’s do it. Gather a blanket or small table and chairs and a few gently used things together. You are now ready to attend and co-produce the very first;

Click & print this Flyer for friends,
Mahoning Valley Really, Really Free Market & Gift Fair

Courthouse Square, Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio

Saturday, August 2, 2014
10am -11am: Set up
11am start – 2pm end
2pm – 3pm: clean up

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Shareable logo

Center for the American Dream

Welcome your Really, Really Market and Gift exchange.