Welcome to The Time Exchange of Door County!
The SPIRIT of Time Exchange of Door County is a vibrant community working together. Time Exchange of Door County is a group of people who create caring and supportive social networks by exchanging services with people within our community. Through these exchanges of time and talent, we make friends, get to know neighbors, and address key community issues. All members are valued for their talents, skills and time; the program relies on the involvement of members.
We are committed to rebuilding the concept of community where ordinary people can work together to meet one another’s needs.
The friendships built by exchanging services go far beyond fulfilling our basic needs. By both giving and receiving, we change ourselves. We learn to appreciate the value of every member’s talents and abilities and challenge ourselves to accept each other’s differences.
We are committed to changing the way society defines power and privilege, moving away from a system that separates the “haves” and “have-nots” to a network of people who know and care for each other and can assure that we all feel supported, capable, and valued. As our community grows, we are creating an environment that encourages collaboration not just between members, but also with our neighbors, and among service agencies and community institutions.
Time Exchange of Door County is making change one neighbor at a time, yet we are aware that we are part of the global Time Bank movement building communities that help each other all over the world. Together we are shaping a better world, a legacy for generations to come.
We invite all members of our larger community to join and participate in Time Exchange of Door County. We thrive on diversity within our group because everyone has assets to share and we all learn by working with people having different life experiences. People with different abilities, backgrounds, and training all participate on equal footing, as all work has the same value - an hour is an hour.
Responsibility for the group’s success lies with each member. We each have what it takes to make our community strong and vibrant. We encourage each other to stretch ourselves to contribute to our fullest potential, usually beyond what we imagined was possible.
Thank you for joining us!
Gwen, Amanda and Chas
Ben fell on the ice and broke his ankle. Ben is 76 years old and lives with is wife, Alice who does not drive and cannot lift heavy items. Ben and Alice need someone to drive Alice to the grocery store, assist in getting groceries into the car and back home into their house.
Mac loves his dog, Rory. Mac has to take a business trip to Canada and will be gone for 5 days. Rory is getting old and does not do well in a kennel. Mac needs someone to either care of Rory in their home or come to the house 4 times/day to feed Rory, take him outside, and play with Rory.
Maddie, age 8, loves to sing and has always wanted to play the old piano left to her by her grandmother, but the budget does not allow for music lessons. Jenny would would bloom with music lessons.
Just married, Zoie and James know that they should eat healthier meals. They admit they are not 'great' at preparing food. They are looking for a mentor to suggest and help plan a menu, and teach healthy baking such as making healthy muffins, their favorite 'take to work' breakfast.
Chrissy loves being a mom to Jack. Jack's birthday is next month and they are planning a party. Jack wants a cake that looks like 'Lightening McQueen' but Chrissy has no idea how to make a car cake and is looking for a person who an do this for her son's party.
Tom has been receiving dialysis at home, but now needs to go into the clinic every other day for these treatments. Tom lives in Southern Door and with his health failing, needs someone to transport him into Sturgeon Bay for treatments, and then back home after treatments.
Cindy is excited about her daughter's pregnancy and birth of first grandchild. Cindy wants a gift crafted by hand; a knit quilt like the one she used for her daughter when she was born. She is looking for someone to duplicate the knit quilt as a special gift to her daughter and baby.