Timebanking — an Internet-based system to help people exchange their talents, passions and resources — is coming to Edmonds in late February.
The SWEL (Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds and Lake Forest Park)Time Bank launched in Shoreline in November and will start in Edmonds on Feb. 29.
At its simplest, an hour you spend doing something for a SWEL Timebank member goes into the bank as a time hour. Then you have a time hour to spend having another SWEL member do something for you. People of all ages are welcome.
You can learn how the SWEL Timebank works and become a founding member at the group’s second potluck/orientation:
Wednesday, Feb. 29
Edmonds Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave.
There are over 100 timebanks in the United States, including one in East King County that serves the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue. SWEL has received a grant from United Way of King County, and help from Eastside Timebank & Senior Services’ Aging Your Way Initiative.