Cowry Collective Timebank is a network of individual and organizational members engaged in a reciprocal exchange of services where the unit of currency is an individual's hour of time. Cowry Collective catalogs individuals' and organizations' strengths, skills, and willingness to help others, and then connects these individuals and organizations with each other to assist them in meeting their respective needs. It is a money-free pay-it-forward network.
P.O. Box 28954
St. Louis, MO 63132
We offer Timebanking 101 classes where you will learn about the history of early trade of barter, the history of timebanking in St. Louis where the first timebank was established in 1981 and the history of the Cowry Collective - the only active timebank in St. Louis!
- Tara, Cowry Collective member
quote-characterOur current economic system values the work and contribution of some people to society more than the work and contribution of other people. But the Cowry Collective values all skills and abilities equally and everyone's contribution matters even from the smallest hands.
- James, Cowry Collective member