Edgar Cahn 1935-2022

The world has lost a wonderful pioneer and trailblazer to the TimeBank movement. Dr. Edgar Cahn, age 86, author of Time Dollars and No More Throw-Away People, and one of the founding fathers of TimeBanking, embodied the highest ideals of both mobilizing communities to come together to express their strengths and to restore mutual care. He created a new way to link untapped social capacity to unmet social needs and for communities to come together to help promote trust, reciprocity, and citizen engagement.

In the most beautiful way, Edgar moved people from his heart. He made each person feel that their problem is important and that he has all the time in the world for them. Edgar Cahn, the world wasn’t ready for you to leave. TimeBanks.Org and those that pioneered along with you will continue to carry out your vision. As Edgar would say, “Yes We Can”.