I have been thinking of starting a gift circle here in Perth for a while and thought it would be great to do it through Transition Perth.
A gift circle is a group of people who come together regularly to help each other, and share their needs and services. People share their services and help as a gift, without expectation of anything in return.
What kinds of things do people share in a gift circle? Most gift circles share services mainly. These could range from anything like company on a hike, a haircut, a ride to Ottawa, empathy, a meditation buddy, help making business cards…
We will be starting our gift circle together and shaping it the way we all want. It will be a beautiful experiment in local gift economy, right here in Perth! :)
Watch this short video showing a typical gathering of the Oakland Gift Circle:
Please join us on June 5, 2013 for our first meeting. 7-9pm, 28 Church St. Perth. Please bring a snack to share (if possible).
RSVP at 613-267-1926 or email bas2bach(at)gmail.com
The gift economy represents a shift from consumption to contribution, transaction to trust, scarcity to abundance and isolation to community.
- Charles Eisenstein
I am attaching some links below with more information about gift circles and how to start one.
Looking forward to gifting! :)