Founded in 1984 by Pat Nixon, the Mustard Seed is a non-profit organization that cares for individuals experiencing poverty or homelessness. From their first location in Calgary, they now have facilities operating in multiple cities in western Canada including Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Kamloops, and of course Edmonton. In addition to offering shelter, meals, and clothing, the Mustard Seed also has services that can assist with getting people back on their feet by helping with housing, employment, and various spiritual and wellness programs.
Northern Canada is a difficult environment for people that are lacking basic human needs, and it’s this that underscores the need for organizations such as The Mustard Seed. As a non-profit, all monetary donations are obviously welcome, but also non-monetary items such as comforters, underwear, deodorant, diapers, or baseball caps are always needed. Their employment programs are always in need of work boots, hardhats, and gently used tools. Finally, volunteers being the engine that keeps places like the Mustard Seed operating efficiently, your time can also go a long way in ensuring that programs and services can be delivered in an efficient manner. For available volunteering opportunities, donations, or any other information, I encourage you to visit their website at theseed.ca . As always, any monetary donations collected through https://thestreetsinitiative.org/edmontonians-love-donating/ will be gathered and given to this fine organization at the end of the May/June period! Thanks to everyone for your continued support!