This year has been filled with many great gifts and connections! From individual exchanges between neighbors, to over 20 learning groups and Repair Cafes. Together we completed over 200 exchanges, totalling over 500 hours of service as well as repaired 165 broken items! Our group events included 4 cooking classes, a self-defense class for women, a 3 month long yoga class series at Drake Park, 4 Repair Cafes and coordinating the annual People’s State of the City event with our organizational partners. Besides relaying information and sharing our story via social media, we also knocked on over 3,100 doors to let neighbors know about the exciting community events that were happening in their neighborhood!
Our heartfelt gratitude to all who participated, especially the members who gave their time and shared their skills by planning, teaching, and making repairs! We would also like to send a special thank you to our team of leaders, who keep things moving along…we are so grateful for you, Debra Walker, Derald Tucker, Erin Foley, Gloria Colazo, Kathleen O’Daniels, Olivia Marquez and Rondii Colson!
In 2019 we will jump right back into planning even more community time-banking events. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Let us know what you would like to learn or what you would like to teach – or any other exciting visions you may have for our organization.
Because of each and every one of you, LBTE has grown and evolved throughout our 8 year tenure and is able to continue to offer our network of skills, resources, and opportunities to the community going forward. We are grateful for your participation and support and so proud of the work we have done together!
While the LBTE runs on time dollars, the rest of the world hasn’t caught up (yet!) and we are in need of monetary funds to help sustain operating costs for our office and to pay staff. We ask that all members that can consider making their annual membership donation before the end of the year. All donations are tax-deductible. The suggested donation is $30, or $15 for students and seniors – but any amount helps and will be accepted gratefully!
Click here to make your online donation.
To pay by check or money order, please make payable to “Community Partners f.b.o. LBTE” and mail to: PO BOX 40151 Long Beach, CA 90804
Thank you for your support. The Long Beach Time Exchange could not exist without you!
Have a cheerful and safe holiday season!
Your LBTE Team!