Make a Donation

We appreciate your donation to the monastery. St. Barbara Orthodox Monastery is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Many often ask how they can help the monastery. One can always help by praying, volunteering time and talents, and patronising the monastery's bookstore and giftshop. One can also make a monetary donation to support our monastery's growing community by donating online or mailing a check to the monastery.


We are currently in the process of building a chapel and expanding the monastery's living quarters. View photos of our ongoing construction here.

Your gifts-in-kind are also very much appreciated to cover the our many needs. Gift cards to places like Costco and Home Depot are especially useful to the monastery. The following is a partial list of needs:

Wish List

Current Needs: 8-ft  white folding tables with collapsible legs (3) (not the kind that folds in half);  used books-- Orthodox, classics, literature, history, etc. --for our used book sales. 

On-going Needs: Paper goods, bottled water, nuts (all except peanuts), olive oil,  staples (flour, sugar, coffee, tea, etc.), cleaning supplies.

Miscellaneous: Gas cards, gift cards from Costco, Trader Joe's, Vons, Lowes, Office Depot

Volunteers: House staining (exterior), tree trimming, brass polishing, gathering up dead branches in our wooded area, gardening, weeding, log splitting, wood-chipping and mulching, various other tasks.


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