Mission: The Onion River Exchange fosters the well-being of our community by providing an exchange network of services and goods that strengthens social cohesion, encourages reciprocity, enhances our local economy and is built on a foundation of respect and equality.
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. We are a network of individuals, businesses, and organizations that uses the resources of our community to:
- Save Money
- Learn New Skills
- Meet New People
- Feel Connected and Helpful to the Community
- To Increase community health and well-being as well as support sustainability
Members post offers and requests and log time earned or spent using our online system to be used for future exchanges with any member. Every hour is equal.
About the TIMEBANK
- Over 350 members use the ORE timebank
- Members from more than 45 towns and cities in Vermont
- More than 200 services currently offered and requested in the timebank
- Over 13,400 exchanges made since 2008
- Over 40,000 hours exchanged since 2008
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Find out why members join and what is important to them by watching our ORE movie.
To watch, click on this link: https://drive.google.com/
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The Tool Library
All ORE members will be able to borrow tools after signing a waiver.There will be No Fee other than ORE membership. There will be a 20% deposit to be returned when the tools are brought back and of course a small overdue fee if tools are late.
Nuts and Bolts
We have over 80 tools including: power tools, all sorts of hand tools including wrench kits and the like, caulking guns, sawzall, tall tree branch cutter, belt sander, wet vac, drop cloths,sawzall, have a heart traps, bulb planter, 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 during office hours: T 9-4, W 9-4, TH 9-4.
- Take this 1 question Survey….That’s it!Click Here
Browse Tool Library click here
Thank you from the ORE Board and Staff
Click Here: Stories from our members. Telling it like it is.