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.
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: Canned tuna/ salmon/sardines/ clams, canned beans: navy beans, black, refried, pinto, kidney beans, garbanzo, canned beets, green beans, corn, dried beans, lentils, vegetarian chili, almond butter, peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, chia seeds, crackers, canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, coconut milk, canned peaches/ pineapple/ mandarin oranges, apple sauce, fruit cocktail, pudding/ jello mixes, maple syrup/ agave nectar, frozen veggies & fruits, quinoa, corn meal, rice, pasta, ramen noodles/ cup of noodles, Quaker oats, cereals, instant mashed potatoes, buckwheat, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, baking powder, vanilla, cocoa powder, olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, salt, pepper, vegetable buillion cubes, olives, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles, pickled beets, balsamic vinegar, protein/ trailmix/ power bars, bottled water, coffee, instant coffee, Lipton tea, almond/rice milk, Gatorade, Windex, bleach, white vinegar, Dawn dishwashing liquid, IAMS cat food (hairball diet), paper goods: paper towels, napkins, sturdy paper plates.
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.