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St. Pete Time Bank

Our Vision & 5 Core Values

  • OUR VISION: "We envision a city where time and resources of all people are equitably valued as a community asset."

OUR FIVE CORE VALUES:

  • Assets – Everyone has something to give. We are an asset-based society. Everyone's time is valued equally. We are the expression of abundance and we share what we LOVE to do with others.

  • Re-defining work - the market economy says the more demand there is on a product or service, the higher the cost or value of that item and conversely, things which are plentiful have little or no value. We value all work here, especially work that money doesn't usually pay for like; building strong families, revitalizing neighborhoods, making democracy work, neighborly favors and advancing social justice. Time is our currency. Time spent exchanging is what is recorded or credited.

  • Reciprocity - each exchange is a two-way street with both a giver and a receiver. We can't give without someone receiving and we value both giving and receiving equally. We practice reciprocity in our community by looking at our own accounts to make sure that we give and receive on a regular basis. A one-way extension of resources is not always sustainable.
  • Community - a supportive, loving community is built to the equitable sharing of goods and services.
  • Respect - just like assets, everyone deserves respect. Everyone is respected for where they are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point in time.