What We’re About:

hOur Exchange Ypsilanti

time banking image with hour glass
hOur Exchange Ypsilanti is an hour exchange based on the equality of time, empowering individuals to utilize their assets and enhance their lives, neighborhood and community.

Redefining Value:
We are all important.   Every person has something of value to contribute.

At the heart of every exchange is equality. An hour is an hour, regardless of the service. All people are valued equally.
Helping works better as a two way street. Rather than the traditional roles of “provider” and “consumer”, we ask “How can we help each other build the world we both want to live in?”
 Redefining Work:
Work is beyond price. Work must be redefined to include all of the activities it takes to sustain families, neighborhoods and communities, to help democracy work and to advance social justice. This kind of work needs to be honored.


Everyone matters. We must respect where people are in the moment, not where we hope they will be at some future point.

The concept is simple. Help a neighbor and earn credit for each hour of your service. In exchange, you can spend your time credits on any of the hundreds of different services that other members offer. The Hour Exchange empowers individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free through one-to-one exchanges and group projects. Their activities build and strengthen our community


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