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Join the Montclair Care Share: a community organization that uses a point system to revolutionize the way we work together as a village. Become a member of our local social network where you earn points for helping others around town, which you can then redeem at different participating businesses.. We think of it as the “Cryptocurrency of Kindness.

 

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Montclair Care Share

is an online community where Moms of Montclair and surrounding areas step up  and help each other with child supportbabysitting, pick up and drop off, running errands and other needed favors.  We created it because we truly believe “it takes a village.”  Whether you have an existing network or are looking to establish one, this local co-op site is a tool to connect you with other parents, neighbors, and friends to efficiently “care share.”

How Does it Work?  When new members sign up, they receive 10 “Care Points” in their account.  “Care Points” are earned when helping a mom in need.  Active members can search the calendar for someone available to help out or post a specific request to the group at large when in a pinch.   The favors performed – babysitting; helping around the house when there’s just too much for you to do; fetching medicine for a mom’s sick child; or simply hosting a playdate other members’ kids – are tracked and rewarded in the point system.  Members have the option to buy additional points, but earning them is encouraged.  That’s it!  Pretty simple.

“We like to call it the Cryptocurrency of Kindness™.

Because the more we support each other, the stronger our community.”

How to join the Care Share Circle

So you’ve read the reviews or heard about us and want to participate, but how? Where do you start?

1. Be local

Reside in Montclair or neighboring town.

2. Be Invited

Find an active MCS member friend/neighbor in good status to refer you, fill up the “New member request” form.

If you don’t know a member it’s ok! Fill up the “New member request” form anyway and we will get back to you.

 

3. Be visible

Complete your profile to share with the community. This is a very important step.

 4. Be invested

Participate.

What you Get by Enrolling

Internal messenger

MCS members have access to our site specific messaging system that allows users to correspond about availability, schedules, updates, and the like.

Emergency wall

MCS members have access to the an Emergency Wall feature that acts as a safety net or last minute requests and/or an appeal for immediate help.  When things come up unexpectedly, there is a whole community on the ready to lend a hand, and fulfill emergency requests.

Personal calendar

Enter your availabilities, your booking (both for you beeing booked or you booking someone else), make changes, keep track and plan ahead.

Meet-up Meetings

MCS organizes monthly meetings for members to gather, interact, and identify like-minded neighbors with whom to swap care.  A good opportunity to establish relationships and populate their circle of users on the site.

Rewards

For helping out in the evenings, on weekends or on holidays, members accumulate EXTRA POINTS.  Or, if you are a very active member, your consistent contributions are rewarded as well!

Montclair Care Share

is an online community where moms of Montclair and surrounding areas step up and help each other with child support; babysitting, pick up and drop off and other needed favors.  We created it because we truly believe “it takes a village.”  Whether you have an existing network or are looking to establish one, this local co-op site is a tool to connect you with other moms, neighbors, and new friends to efficiently “care share.”

How Does it Work? 

When new members sign up, they receive 50 “Care Points” in their account.  “Care Points” are earned when helping a neighbor in need and spent when someone volunteers to helps you.  Active members can search the calendar for someone available to help out or post a specific request to the group at large when in a pinch.   The favors performed – walking a neighbor’s dog; minding the house of a friend on holiday; fetching medicine for a member’s sick child; or simply hosting a playdate other members’ kids – are tracked and rewarded in the point system.  Members have the option to buy additional points, but earning them is encouraged.  That’s it!  Pretty simple.

“We like to call it the Cryptocurrency of Kindness™.
Because the more we support each other, the stronger our community.”

How to join the Care Share Circle

So you’ve read the reviews or heard about us and want to participate, but how? Where do you start?

1. Be local

Reside in Montclair or neighboring town.

2. Be Invited

Find an active MCS member friend/neighbor in good status to refer you, fill up the “New member request” form.

If you don’t know a member it’s ok! Fill up the “New member request” form anyway and we will get back to you.

 

3. Be visible

Complete your profile to share with the community. This is an important step!

 4. Be invested

Participate. 

What’s inside?

Internal messenger

MCS members have access to our site specific messaging system that allows users to correspond about availability, schedules, updates, and the like.

Personal calendar

Enter your availabilities, your booking (both for you beeing booked or you booking someone else), make changes, keep track and plan ahead.

Meet-up Meetings

MCS organizes monthly meetings for members to gather, interact, and identify like-minded neighbors with whom to swap care.  A good opportunity to establish relationships and populate their circle of users on the site.

Rewards

For helping out in the evenings, on weekends or on holidays, members accumulate EXTRA POINTS.  Or, if you are a very active member, your consistent contributions are rewarded as well!

Help us grow our tribe.

Are you already a member? You can help your friends become part of the tribe as well.