We Are All Assets
We all have talents. We all have strengths. Everyone has something to offer that contributes to the strength of our community.
We Are All Equal
Equality is at the heart of every time exchange. One hour of service equals one hour of credit.
We Need Each Other
Helping works better as a two-way street. Giving and receiving are equally important. Rather than the traditional roles of “provider” and “consumer”, we ask “how can we help each other build the world we both want to live in?”
4. Redefining Work
Some Work is Beyond Price
The work of building community is beyond price. Work is redefined to include activities that recognize and support the value of individuals and families, create healthy neighborhoods and communities, make our democracy more effective, and advance social justice. We honor and reward this work through giving and receiving of our time and talents.
Every Human Being Matters
Everyone matters. By engaging with others from an attitude of interest and respect we learn and grow; we develop new friendships and community strengthens. There is no neediness. Everyone has value.
Pagosa Springs’ Hour Exchange Mission Statement
Transform and enhance the lifestyles of people in our community, by offering a sustainable program of giving and receiving services.