Hour Dollars - Neighbors Sharing Skills


Welcome to Hour Dollars

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Learn more about Hour Dollars and

become a member by attending an Orientation

Thursday, April 24th 6:15-7:45 PM

Rondo Community Library (Children's Room)

461 N. Dale St,

St. Paul, MN 55102

Enter free underground parking

from University Ave

Thursday, May 22nd at 6:15-7:30 PM

Roosevelt Public Library

4026 28th Ave South,

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Monday, May 12th at 6:30 PM

Cub Foods (Phalen Village)

1177 Clarence Ave

St. Paul, MN 55106

2nd floor Community Meeting Room

Hour Dollars is a service exchange program for residents of the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. It functions under the umbrella of the national organization, Time Banks. The primary purpose of Hour Dollars is to provide a way for neighbors to easily exchange time and services. When neighbors exchange services, they build strong ties within the community, and everyone benefits.

How the Program Works

As a member, you EARN hours by providing a service (such as gardening, minor home repair, piano lessons, or driving) to another member who requested the service. You then use your earned hours to RECEIVE a service from any member in our service directory.

You decide what services you would like to offer. Everyone's time is valued equally: one hour of actual service is always equal to one hour of credit in the program, regardless of the type of service provided.
A database keeps track of services that members are willing to provide, the number of hours they have earned, and the balance of hours in their accounts.

Earned hours can be exchanged only for services within the program. They cannot be redeemed for cash.

Hour Dollars is currently operating with over 200 members. Anyone living in St. Paul, Minneapolis or surrounding suburbs is welcome to join.

woman working at Hour Dollars

" The first step for Hour Dollars Membership is participation in an Hour Dollars Orientation. Write to us at info@hourdollars.org to tell us you are interested.


Contact Info

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 600126, Saint Paul, MN 55106 | Email: info@hourdollars.org

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