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Items to Donate

Photo of box with donated produce

(List updated: January 1, 2021) 

 

Because our supporters wish to donate to Bhavana Society’s residential community, we provide this list of items which would be useful and beneficial.  We deeply and most sincerely appreciate each and every donation we receive, and we remain grateful to ALL of our supporters!

 

GIFT CARDS

 

NON-PERISHABLE BREAKFAST ITEMS

  • Steel-cut oats (bulk sized)
  • Wheat or oat bran cereal (with no added sugar) (Grape Nuts & Uncle Sam Wheat Berry Flakes are great options!)
  • Dried fruits: prunes & figs (preferably unsulfured), raisins, currants, dates, Goji berries
  • Nuts: mixed nuts, walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds (unsalted, natural or raw, not roasted), shelled pistachios
  • Seeds: hemp seeds, chia seeds, whole flax seeds
  • Peanut butter & almond butter (with no added oils or sugars)
  • Fruit jams, preserves, & marmalades (sweetened only with fruit juice, not sugar)
  • Dehydrated or crystallized ginger cubes
  • Ceylon cinnamon powder
  • Organic moringa powder
  • Organic kale powder
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Wheat germ
  • Raw honey
  • Tahini

 

FRESH & PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS

 

(Much of Bhavana Society’s produce comes from a nearby farm called Powder Keg Farms.  A seasonal, 12-week subscription can purchased for Bhavana Society at PKF’s website.)

 

   

NON-PERISHABLE PANTRY ITEMS

  • Organic coconut milk
  • Organic coconut milk powder
  • Teas
  • Instant coffee
  • Iodized salt
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • Sesame oil
  • Ceylon cinnamon sticks
  • 100% fruit juices (no sugar added)
  • Non-perishable unsweetened, unflavored almond milk

 

HOUSEHOLD & MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  • Candles, tall taper and tea, unscented (for the Altar)
  • Gas lighters
  • Paper napkins, paper towels, toilet paper rolls (only septic safe, please)
  • 30% Vinegar
  • Mr. Clean all-purpose cleaner
  • Liquid hand soap refill
  • Garbage bags, 13-gallon Tall Kitchen Bags and 33-gallon Trash Bags
  • >70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Swiffer wet mop refills
  • Bleach (3-5 gallons, for cleaning, sanitizing dishes, and water treatment)
  • Lamp oil (smokeless, colorless, 99% pure)
  • AAA batteries
  • Seasoned firewood
  • Twin-sized mattresses

 

MEDICINAL REQUISITES FOR MONASTICS

  • Beano
  • Vitamin B12
  • Psyllium Husk powder
  • Coriander seeds and/or powder
  • Organic protein powder (unsweetened)

 

TOILETRIES

  • Listerine mouthwash

 

COVID-19 PROTECTION

  • N95 masks
  • Hand sanitizer

 

 ITEMS WE DO NOT NEED

  • Scented candles
  • Air fresheners
  • Bottled water
  • Sugary cereals
  • Salty or sugary “snack foods” (chips, crackers, bars, etc.)
  • Candy, (except for chocolate with 70% or greater cacao)
  • AA Batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries (any size)
  • Bath towels
  • Tissues
  • Vegetable oils
  • Canned foods
  • White rice
  • Jiffy Peanut Butter

 

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

 

Thank you !

 

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