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 one-time monetary donation or a monthly recurring donation both to support our monastery's growing community and for our special building fund.
Speaking of our special building fund, we have exciting news! We hope with God's help to purchase the property next to the monastery in order to accomodate more sisters as our community expands. We are in the process of trying to do so right now and we need your help to raise approximately $100,000 to get us over the finish line. Thanks be to God, we have already raised a significant amount thanks to a matching grant.
For General Fund Contributions:
Your gifts-in-kind are also much appreciated to cover the our many needs. Gift cards to places like Costco, Vons, Home Depot, and Arco are especially useful to the monastery.
The following is a partial list of needs:
On-going Needs: Paper goods (napkins, paper towels), olive oil, bottled water, dried beans, canned beans, nuts, canned tuna/ salmon/sardines, canned tomatoes, olives, rice, flour, cooking oil, mayonnaise, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies.
Miscellaneous: Gas cards, gift cards from Costco, Trader Joe's, Vons, Lowes, Office Depot
Volunteer tasks available: Gardening, clearing debris, raking, weeding, log splitting, wood-chipping and mulching, various other tasks.