Over 35 Years of Growing Hope, the Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence. They have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to donors, volunteers, and support from the community.
Their vision is to eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty where we serve. Their mission is to build hope and well-being for the most vulnerable citizens. They have numerous programs and services that include; basic needs (emergency shelter, meals, clothing, and hygiene items), health and wellness, housing, employment, spiritual care, community engagement, and neighbour centres.
This charity was part of our internal holiday mission of doing good, and was well-known locally for the amazing work they do! We donated just over 1000 pairs of socks to the local Calgary branch (just in time too as we had a big snowfall the next day!). We had a warm welcome as we toured their facilities to learn more about the amazing work and services they provide. We talked to lots of volunteers who by the way are very welcoming and friendly and could not be more proud to be a part of this organization!
To learn more about The Mustard Seed, visit their website: https://theseed.ca/.