items to donate

History, Vision, Community, and Theravada Buddhism

Because our supporters wish to donate to Bhavana Society’s residential community, we provide this list of items which would be useful. We deeply  appreciate your donations and we remain grateful to ALL of our supporters!

Bhante G has requested that no cookies, crackers or candy be brought to the monastery. This is for the health of our community.

  • No-stir “JIF Natural” peanut butter

Dried Fruit (only without sugar, please)

  • Prunes
  • Apricots
  • Figs

Fruits and Veggies

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Hummus


  • Plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • Kite Hill almond milk  yogurt


  • Coconut water
  • Coconut milk
  • Canned diced tomatoes 
  • Canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes

Household items and cleaners

  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Swiffer wet refills
  • Swiffer Wet Jet refills (the liquid cleaner)
  • Swiffer Wet Jet refills (the pads)
  • Paint brushes (from one-inch on up)

Heath and medicine cabinet

Gift cards

Items we do not currently need

  • Rice
  • Dal/lentils
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Scented candles
  • Air fresheners
  • Candy (except for dark chocolate)
  • Bath towels
  • Kleenex
  • Canned food
  • Light bulbs other than LED (we’ve switched over to 100% led light bulbs to save energy)

Thank you!

Updated 5/23/24

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