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The Onion River Exchange (ORE) is a time bank in which members exchange skills, talents, and services using time instead of money. 

ORE is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Click here to see the ORE full Calendar of Events

Abundance Dinner and
Silent Auction (over 50 items!)

Saturday, November 22nd

 

This year the Abundance Dinner and Silent Auction will be on November 22nd at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center from 530 to 8pm with music by Michael Arnowitt from 530 to 630. Over 50 items up for bid from a make-up consultation by Viv to specialty wool yarn, from MAC computer help to gift certificates to local restaurants.

Thank you members for your donated goods and services and to our Abundant Community.
 

A priceless evening in good taste.

An evening of music, delicious dinner, Silent Auction last bid opportunity $30.00

Reservations suggested: 552.3040

If you have a service or an item for the Silent Auction  to donate please contact Heather: heather@orexchange.org

All items are set at a
$25.00 minimum bid.

Volunteer for the event?
Are you interested in helping with:

  • meeting or dinner set-up?

  • clean-up?

  • making a dessert for the dinner?

  • All helpers will receive a FREE dinner pass.

 We are truly looking forward to an evening filled with abundance from our community. Contact Heather: heather@orexchange.org or call 272.4492.

 

Energy Saving FREE Site Visits.

A busy year for ORE. ORE has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to conduct Energy Saving Site Visits by trained members as well as offering efficiency workshops.

The Onion River Exchange is also in the process of creating a tool library and tool kits to be borrowed. Seed money from the Home Depot Foundation has enabled us to buy tools that would be loaned to members. Need a wet vac, power drill, saw horses? We are working on it.

ORE has also partnered with Home Share Now with a program called The Circle of Care. Our intent for the Circle of Care is to assist elders to age in place. What an exciting opportunity!

 

Onion River Exchange membership and Energy site visit scheduling contact:

info@orexchange.org | 552.3040 | visit W, Th 10-3


 Keep Onion River Exchange Time Bank Ticking

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The GOOD News:
Over 32,000 hours have been exchanged | Membership is expanding | 30 Home energy site visits | 34 home repairs | Our Tool Library is in the works | We are helping people help themselves by using time instead of money including those who are: elderly and aging in place, living on a fixed income, wanting to learn new skills, and desiring to connect with their community.
What we need and why:
Our goal is to raise $25,000. We are on our way, have a distance to go and we need your help. Funds raised will go to: increase staffing, rent, and outreach expenses.
Grants, membership and renewals are not enough to cover costs.
Who we help:
Our membership is open to all. We believe everyone’s time is equal and everyone has something to give. From shoveling a snowy walkway to caring for a pet while the owner is away, ORE offers a way to save money, help with day to day needs otherwise left unattended, and to offer community inspiration. ORE offers a network to exchange local resources and services.
 
Please join our effort by renewing your membership and making a donation.
Time banking helps people live better lives.

Thank You,

Bill Doelger, Chair of the ORE Board

Send a check to ORE, P.O. Box 53, Montpelier, VT 05601

Give on line (Paypal or credit card) or with GoFundMe:

 

 

Thank you for your support!


 

Why do you love ORE?  Share your stories of how ORE has made a difference in your life. 


     
TOOL LIBRARY

Some very exciting new energy has been put into getting our TOOL LIBRARY up and running.
Members Troy Hickman, Marci Young, and Heather Kralik met to set up guidelines for lending tools, protocols, and a liability waiver. At the next June Board meeting, we hope to have our draft approved.

We Have the tools!

Hammers, wrenches, saws, safety gear, wet vac, weatherization materials +++ and even some power tools and battery operated drills. They are numbered and inventoried.

This is where we need your help. We need:

  • People who are interested in organizing the tools for lending.
  • A computer wiz person who can set up a procedure for tracking lending.

Please contact Heather Kralik if interested
email: heather@orexchange.org or call: 272.4492


ORE Office Hours

Wednesday, Thursday 10-3pm at the ORE office: 46 Barre St, Montpelier (enter by the side door on the right of the building, then up one flight of stairs, ORE is the first office on the left)

 


 

NEW/CONFUSED MEMBER ORIENTATION

Orientations held at the ORE office: 46 Barre St, Montpelier

  • first Thursday of the month from 2-3pm
  • third Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm

Attending an orientation will help ensure that you make good use of your ORE Membership.  You will be taken through how to post offers and requests, search for current exchange possibilities, hear stories of other ORE Member exchanges, have all of your time banking questions answered and leave understanding how to make your first exchange a fruitful experience.


Hi!  This is a picture of myself and Fred Cheyette, at my tattoo studio.  He came by so I could help him build his website for his new book.http://fredcheyette.com/main_page.html  (check out Fred's new site!) Thanks, Lila
 
From Fred, The time bank has been wonderful, both in giving and in receiving. I have taught bread making and wine making, and tutored someone in algebra. I have received French lessons, had clothes mended and had someon create a website for me.I get great pleasure in doing these exchanges, because they come from the heart. Blessings, Fred
 

READ MORE MEMBER STORIES HERE

 

ORE loves hearing your stories! Please send to Chloe (at) orexchange.org


A 700-member time bank in Central Vermont - Possible.org from Olivier Asselin on Vimeo.


ORE on "Senior Moments" aired on ORCA (cable station #15)

Recently, the folks from Senior Moments, a show aired on ORCA, interviewed ORE staffer Heather and Members Roger, Maureen, and Chris. 

Click here to watch the show


Click here to sign up for the ORE E-Newsletter (comes out once a month)


Check us out on WCAX: Nov 20, 2012 Interview with Time Bank Staff and Members


Interested in becoming a Member?  Click here for more info!


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Contact Onion River Exchange

Call: 802-552-3040

Email: use contact form at top of page

 PO Box 53, Montpelier, VT 05601

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