“Give an hour, get an hour”
Santa Fe Time Bank
Santa Feans use time as currency
“There’s really no reason not to join the Santa Fe Time Bank. At the risk of being too graphic, it functions a lot like a blood bank (except that no blood is actually required): You put your time in, and you draw out someone else’s time.
So here’s how it works: On a sliding scale from $10 to $50, you pay what you can to join the nonprofit organization. Then when you attend the first monthly meeting to see what it’s all about, you automatically get two hours of “time dollars” (and more if you bring food for the potluck) [ … ]”