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I am visiting a PCC community, and all they asked for me to bring with me was some office supplies for them. :(

I would love to bring them more things they need, so I need your help! What are things cloisters are usually in need of (food, etc)

Thanks!

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[quote name='emmaberry' timestamp='1340154840' post='2446515']
HI!

I am visiting a PCC community, and all they asked for me to bring with me was some office supplies for them. :(

I would love to bring them more things they need, so I need your help! What are things cloisters are usually in need of (food, etc)

Thanks!
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There was a few threads on things to bring cloistered communities. I'll see if I can dig it up. However, these are just off the top of my head:

-Fruit (dried fruit lasts a long time)
-Bread
-Brandy (for colds or feast days)
-Chocolate (also for feast days)
-Stationery to write notes to benefactors
-Gift cards to Walmart, Target, etc (so their benefactors can get what the nuns need when they need it)
-Pet food (if they have dogs or cats)

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Flowers are always good! Gift voucher for Amazon or similar online book store if they use the internet. Tea and/or coffee and a bottle of wine for feast days. I'm bringing Earl Grey tea on my next vocation retreat. Apparently they haven't had it for a long time so they said they'd greatly appreciate it. And what everyone else said.

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Coffee -- special flavored stuff for feast days!
ICE CREAM! :)

Gift cards to a local grocery store!!

or the all time best -- a check or cash. Then they can get what they need. :)

Oh!!!!!..... fresh flowers for the altar! Two identical arrangements are best!

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[quote name='TheresaThoma' timestamp='1340207289' post='2446716']
Stamps! I think almost every community I have seen with a wish list is asking for stamps.
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LOL, I didn't think of that. Great idea, TT! :)

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Thank you guys! So far I'm bringing stamps and the office supplies they asked for. I LOVE the suggestions of chocolate and fruit, but I have a 3.5 hour drive to the convent, so I don't know if that would be the best conditions for fruit--although I guess the chocolate would be fine in the air conditioned car...

Does anyone have any idea what fruit/veggies they might prefer? If anyone has read ARTBM by Mother Mary Francis, then you know that they grow a lot of their own food. I am wondering what kind of food may not grow very well down here in the South, as this might be more of a treat for them than something they grow in their own backyard! Aaaand I am guessing Roswell has a Walmart? LOL! If anyone knows/has visited Roswell, please let me know about the grocery store situation there. I read that its population is ~50,000 so they MUST have a Wally World. :)

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I agree that the fresh fruit is a good idea. :)
In general, though, to share the advice of my Sisters when they're asked if there's anything they need: "Just think about the sort of items you'd need at home; chances are that we could use them too."

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FRUIT, any kind of fruit! Fresh veggies, especially at this time of year! coagulated milk, cookies, tea! (I second the Earl Grey!) and believe it or not, fresh donuts are a HUGE treat! When we get them they are usually, well, sad....

Stamps are also a very good idea. Tuna fish, potato chips,

Really, the ordinary things bring us great joy and help us a lot!

The ice cream is a really great idea, as well! :-)

SMC

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[quote name='emmaberry' timestamp='1340222147' post='2446801']
Thank you guys! So far I'm bringing stamps and the office supplies they asked for. I LOVE the suggestions of chocolate and fruit, but I have a 3.5 hour drive to the convent, so I don't know if that would be the best conditions for fruit--although I guess the chocolate would be fine in the air conditioned car...

Does anyone have any idea what fruit/veggies they might prefer? If anyone has read ARTBM by Mother Mary Francis, then you know that they grow a lot of their own food. I am wondering what kind of food may not grow very well down here in the South, as this might be more of a treat for them than something they grow in their own backyard! Aaaand I am guessing Roswell has a Walmart? LOL! If anyone knows/has visited Roswell, please let me know about the grocery store situation there. I read that its population is ~50,000 so they MUST have a Wally World. :)
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My guess is that they probably have a garden, but they might not have raspberry/blueberry bushes or trees (peaches are in season right now!)

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Thank you! Sorry-my questions continue.

I think there are 23 sisters in the community-how much food should I bring for that many? I am guessing each does not need their own box of chocolates! I just don't know how much nuns eat, so I am unsure how many peaches would be enough for 20+ sisters.

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