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Items to Donate

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(List updated:  May 30, 2020) At Bhante G's direction Bhavana continues to be CLOSED for all visitors and for in-person Dana meals until June or further notice.

However, even at these difficult times, we have continued to receive steady support through donations of non-perishable food items by mail, gift cards to a local grocery store, and a donation of a membership to a local, organic farm for weekly produce. Because our supporters wish to donate useful things, we provide this list of some staple foods and other needed supplies, which the community here at Bhavana could use at this time. We deeply and most sincerely appreciate each and every donation we receive, and we remain grateful to ALL of our supporters!

COVID-19 PROTECTION

  • Protective face masks
  • EPA-approved disinfectants
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Non-latex exam gloves, size L

            (For some of the specific products, please take a look at our Amazon Wishlist ...)

MOST CURRENT NEEDS

  • Claritin 10 mg
  • Fresh, cut flowers (to commemorate a special occasion or in memory of departed loved ones)
  • Protective face masks: Surgical face masks, N95, or other face masks approved for protection against viruses
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (Gift cards for Martin's (in the Giant grocery store chain) where Bhavana shops for fresh food)
  • Other gift cards are also very appreciated: Costco, Walmart, Lowe's, and Home Depot
  • Paper table napkins
  • Raw honey
  • Granola
  • Flax seeds
  • Wheat or oat bran cereal (with no added sugar)
  • Stevia
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Dates
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Almond butter
  • Peanut butter
  • Iodized sea salt
  • Dry or canned lima beans
  • Dark chocolate

NON-PERISHABLE BREAKFAST ITEMS

  • Rolled oats
  • Steel-cut oats
  • Wheat germ
  • Granola
  • Wheat or oat bran cereal with no added sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Almond butter
  • Dried pitted prunes
  • Raisins
  • Other dried fruits: figs, dates, mango, Goji berries, dried cherries
  • Nuts: walnuts, almonds (natural or raw, not roasted), shelled pistachios, cashews, pecans, mixed nuts
  • Seeds: hemp seeds, pumpkin Seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds

NON-PERISHABLE PANTRY ITEMS

  • Raw honey
  • Unsweetened soy milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cocoa powder
  • Herbal tea
  • Instant coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Iodized sea salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Canned garbanzo beans
  • Other canned beans
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Canned beets
  • Canned sweet corn
  • Canned tomatoes/tomato paste
  • Pasta sauce
  • PAM or other vegetable oil spray

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Tall taper candles, unscented (for the Altar)
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Paper table napkins
  • Toilet paper (septic-safe)
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Liquid hand soap refill
  • Dish washing gloves, size L
  • Gas lighters
  • Garbage bags, 13-gallon Tall Kitchen Bags and 33-gallon Trash Bags

MEDICINAL REQUISITES FOR MONASTICS

  • Vit. B12
  • Vit. C
  • Vit. D3
  • Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc
  • Multivitamins
  • PreserVision tablets
  • Probiotics
  • Turmeric capsules
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Tapioca flour
  • Beano

FOOD AND MEDICINE FOR OUR CATS 🐾

  • Vetmedin 1.25 mg tablets
  • FortiFlora tablets
  • Furosemide 12.5 mg tablets
  • Methimazole 5 mg tablets

 ITEMS WE DO NOT NEED

  • AA batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries (any size)
  • Blankets, sheets, or bath towels
  • Toothpaste
  • Black tea
  • Canola oil

See also: Bhavana's Amazon Wishlist and the Books to Donate page

Thank you !

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