September 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Long Beach, Calif. – This month marks two years of Long Beach Time
Exchange members sharing their skills and talents with one another
through time banking—a system where time, not money, is the unit of
On Sunday, September 16th, the Long Beach Time Exchange will host a
two-year anniversary celebration at The HUB Community Bike Center at
1730 Long Beach Blvd. in Long Beach from 2pm to 4:30pm. This free
event will showcase some of the services offered by time-exchange
members and will include food, live music, and information about how
time banking works in Long Beach.
Local Spanish fusion band Romero Y Perez will kick off the celebration
at 2pm. Other local musicians will perform throughout the event,
including Spanish folk singer Elisa de la Peña, hip-hop artist Diwaine
Smith, and DJ N-Prevail.
In addition to two years of time banking, the Long Beach Time Exchange
is celebrating a new partnership with The California Endowment’s
Building Healthy Communities initiative. Long Beach Time Exchange
members will be on hand offering a host of health-related services,
including nutritional consulting, arm massage, yoga, and more.
The Long Beach Free Store will also be open at the event. Attendees
can bring items in good condition to donate and shop for what they
need—as always, everything’s 100 percent off.
The Long Beach Time Exchange is a non-profit organization that is
fiscally sponsored by Catalyst Network of Communities and has nearly
300 active members to date. When a member does something to help
another member, she or he earns “time credits” for the amount of time
spent. That member can then spend his or her time credits with anyone
else in the time-exchange network. Current offers and requests by
time-exchange members include childcare, financial planning and tax
preparation, photography, tutoring, massage, help around the house,
rides to the airport and medical appointments, participation in
community activities, and more.
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