Engaging locals businesses with linkAges

The linkAges TimeBank could not be what it is without our amazing community partners. They help us organize events, host orientations, and get the word out to more individual community members. Recently, we successfully launched the program Meet and Move with one of our partners, El Camino Hospital, to encourage caregivers to walk together, getting exercise and creating friendships. Over the past year we have engaged with over 20 community organizations in partnership.

Now we have individuals and community nonprofits participating in the linkAges TimeBank. We are going even further this year to engage businesses! We want the linkAges TimeBank to be as community driven as possible, and for that to happen we want to include all sectors! We are carefully selecting business in the community that are mission aligned with linkAges, and together we will aim to improve the health and wellness of our community.

We have several business partners already, and business partnership can several different forms! Red Rock Coffee, on Castro Street in Mountain View, was our first business partner and has been instrumental in helping us shape our business partner model. They offer 2 for 1 coffee discounts to linkAges TimeBank members as well providing us space for monthly orientation sessions. Yoga Belly, a yoga studio in Mountain View is an outreach and education business partner of the linkAges TimeBank. They provide information about linkAges to their client population and inform the TimeBank community about meditation and wellness. Additionally, Morocco’s Restaurant is a partner, offering 20% discounts on dinner to linkAges TimeBank members.

Our newest business partner is Hobee’s Restaurant in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale.  Did you just start salivating thinking about that warm, delicious coffee cake? Mine sure did! Hobee’s is being incredibly generous in providing us with coupons for dinner discounts to incentivize linkAges membership! How sweet is that (pun intended haha!)?!

These are just a few examples of how local businesses have started to engage with the linkAges TimeBank. To learn more about our businesses and how they support the TimeBank please visit: https://timebank.linkages.org/partners/business.html

So…let’s put those TimeBank memberships to good use! Coffee on Tuesday anyone? How about a dinner date at Morocco’s? See you there!

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