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 to our chapel building fund.
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, toilet paper), bottled water, dried beans, canned beans, nuts, canned tuna/ salmon/sardines, canned tomatoes, olive oil, coconut oil, cooking oil, staples (brown rice, 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), creek clearing, brass polishing, clearing debris, gardening, weeding, log splitting, wood-chipping and mulching, various other tasks.