New progam will benefit many people, businesses and organizations

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — One of the strengths of Jack Does That (JDT) is its ability to benefit everyone in our community. The hour Exchange is designed to work with people of all ages, not-for-profit organizations as well as for-profit businesses. Young kids can become members to work on exchanges along with their parents and older kids can become members and earn hours while they fulfill their school’s community service requirements. For adults JDT provides an opportunity to use skills and time that might otherwise be unproductive and seniors can use the exchange to connect with others, try new things and continue to contribute to the community. Earning hours through Jack Does That is not taxable, does not jeopardize unemployment or disability benefits  and best of all its cash free.

    Businesses and organizations can also become part of the hour exchange. A non-profit may choose to use the exchange to recruit and retain volunteers while a for-profit business can use hours to get extra projects completed. The exchange is also an excellent way for a growing business to connect with new customers risk-free.
    Anyone interested in learning more about the hour exchange can visit www.JackDoesThat.org. Those without a computer or with more questions can call 270-3613 and speak to Patrick Myers, the hour exchange coordinator. There is a suggested annual donation of $10 for individuals and $50 for businesses and organizations. The next new-member orientation will be held at the Charlotte White Center, 572 Bangor Road in Dover-Foxcroft on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.
    Jack Does That is an hour exchange located in Central Maine. JDT members exchange services on an hour-for-hour basis and everyone’s time is equal. Jack Does That is a program of the Charlotte White Center.

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