Needs

With a new building, we are able to offer more programs for the community including children’s programs. Starting late February, we will offer care for infants, toddlers and young children while parents are sitting in meditation. To do so, we are in need of supplies and donations.

Since this is a new children’s space at the Zen Center, we have an opportunity to shape a quiet, expansive and nurturing experience for the children just as their parents are experiencing upstairs on their cushions. We ask that donations reflect the values of the Zen community.

If you have items to donate, please contact Teva at TevaLee@gmail.com. We will also take monetary donations to purchase items not donated and those donation arrangements can be made through our treasurer at treasurer@dmzencenter.org.

Donations needed: 

Nursery (infants)
  • Rocking/glider chair
  • Baby rocker/swing
  • Diaper changing station
  • Small trash can, good for dirty diapers
  • Toys made from natural materials
  • High chair for dining area
  • Burp clothes
  • Receiving blankets
  • Playmat
  • Baskets for supplies and toys
  • Healthy, organic snacks for 12 months+
2-4 years old
  • Books reflecting Buddhist teachings
  • Toys made of natural materials that don’t require batteries
  • Crafts with natural materials that encourage sensory play
  • Short, children’s bookshelf
  • Baskets for storing supplies and toys, large and small
  • Healthy, organic snacks
  • Children’s broom
  • Appropriately sized cups and plates and silverware
  • Zen bells for ringing
  • Booster chairs
4 years and older
  • Toys made of natural materials that don’t require batteries
  • Books reflecting Buddhist teachings
  • Crafts with natural materials that encourage sensory play
  • Push sweeper (non-electric vacuum)
  • Healthy, organic snacks
  • Kids size black zafu and zabutons