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High Tea Tickets still available!

Bring a friend and enjoy...get yours before Friday, May 22nd online or phone 661-8959.

TOOL LIBRARY: Closed Wednesday, May 19th...Open and at the ready Saturday, May 23rd.



Check out the new movie about ORE....Short and Sweet.



ORE Monthly Potluck: Now at Tulsi Tearoom!

Starting with our May 18th gathering....we will be celebrating and meeting friends old and new at the Tulsi Tearoom on Elm Street in Montpelier. Bring your own bowl/plate, silverware, and something delectable to share. (No microwave but oven for heat ups...) Be there with a friend at 5:30!


High Tea and Open House

Saturday, May 23rd, 3 to 5 pm

@ 107 College St., Montpelier

​Come have a "veddy, veddy" fine time at the first annual ORE High Tea andOpen House. We will be at a beautiful, art filled Montpelier home. Tea,scones, clotted cream, and tea sandwiches. Harp Music. Dare we say hats and pearls? Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 23rd from 3 to 5 PM. For tickets call: 661.8959 or CONTACT US and choose the category "HighTea Tickets" or go to: https://ore.yapsody.com/

The Tool Library

Update and Soft Open Plans

Last year we secured funding from Ben and Jerry's to support creating  a Tool Library.Our plan is a "soft" open March 1st, run for 3 months, review in May our successes and short-comings and go from there. Very Exciting!
Before we open, we wanted to cover a few bases and get an idea of who may be interested in participating  and/or helping.
All ORE members will be able to borrow tools after signing a waiver.There will be  No Fee other than ORE membership during our 3 month trial. There will be a minimal deposit to be returned when the tools are brought back and of course a small overdue fee if tools are late. More details in the March Newsletter.
Nuts and Bolts
We have over 80 tools including: power tools, all sorts of hand tools including wrench kits and the like, caulking guns, belt sander, wet vac, drop cloths, and tool boxes to be used for easy carry. We also have safety gear.
Location: We have a good sized closet with 2 floor to ceiling shelves, peg board, and a drop down desk just down the hall from our office @ 46 Barre St., Montpelier.
Open 4 to 6 pm on Wednesdays (maybe some time on Saturdays if we get additional volunteers.
Tool Library Needs
A step stool.
Volunteers for 1.5 hours Saturdays. You could commit to one or many over the next 3 months.
People to help with periodic maintenance of tools.
A person to upload pictures of the tools in our database.
If interested in any of the above, please email: heather@orexchange.org
Take this 1 question Survey....That's it!
Click Here
So will be able to gauge interest and needs plus start up a tool wishlist.

Thank you from the ORE Board and Staff


ORE is Looking for New Board Members

   Do you have a passion to help your community and ready to make a big difference in the use of localresources? The Onion River Exchange is looking for New Board Member and to expand by 4 new members. If interested, please call: 802.661.8959 or email heather@orexchange.org.

Take our Survey...Only 10 Questions, 5 minutes at most...

Please log one hour for taking the survey. Thanks, Heather 
Just Click link below or copy and paste in your browser:  


Effective 1.3.2015  New Phone number: 802.661.8959 
Give us a call. Please leave a message and will will answer your message, guaranteed.

New Hours: Tuesday 11 to 4pm | Wednesday 9 to 6pm | Thursday 9 to 4pm

Click here to see the ORE full Calendar of Events


   This past summer I made a movie about the Onion River Exchange. I interviewed our members to find out why they joined and what is important  to them about the time bank. Thank you to: Paul Markowitz, Andy Potok, Jaimie Bedard, Linda Workman, Phayvahn Leukahaman, and Karen Hanron. To watch, click on this link:


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The GOOD News:
Over 38,000 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, helps elders age in place, expand the people you know, use an alternative economy, and to offer the 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. 

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

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