The Mustard Seed of Central Florida has a humble beginning. The donation-based service was established in 1984 at a time when homelessness was just beginning to emerge as a community-wide endemic. Carol Kane, the founder, saw all homeless individuals, regardless of race, creed, or social status, simply as God’s children in need of assistance. The Mustard Seed became a non-profit, charitable organization as a result of her faith.
The mission of The Mustard Seed Furniture and Clothing Bank is to help to rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing household furnishings and clothing while being environmentally responsible to our community.
What’s special about The Mustard Seed is that a majority of the help they receive is voluntary. So what did we do? We volunteered! We arrived bright and early with coffee in hand, and after a tour of the facility and many, many thanks from the Volunteer Coordinator, we were split into small teams and we got to work!
Our team really dug in… we opened up television sets and extracted all of the usable copper. We sorted through and organized donated clothing and pieces of material. We hung clothes in the store that’s open to the public each week. And we helped create dish packs that would provide a family of four with the necessary plates, cups, and silverware.
While we didn’t get a chance to meet any of the families that The Mustard Seed provides hope and help for, we left knowing that our donation of time would make a difference in the lives of those who need help in our community.
We love to give back, it’s who we are. Learn more about who we are here.