Client Story: Alexus

For two years, Alexus, 27, struggled through difficult challenges. She lived in her car with five children under the age of 10. To stabilize her family, she then moved to a mobile home only to find it infested with rats and plagued with mold.

“I dealt with it for a little while because we had nowhere to go,” Alexus said. “Then I lost my job.”

For the health of her children, Alexus moved into a homeless shelter. While there, she gave birth to her sixth child.

Alexus and her children lived in the shelter for 15 months until she landed a full-time job doing technical support for an international company.

With a secure job, Alexus moved into a new apartment and was referred to The Mustard Seed for furniture assistance by Chrysalis Health.

Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, Alexus and her children received everything they needed to make their house a comfortable and stable home.

“Places like The Mustard Seed are a blessing because when you come out of being homeless and get a place, you have nowhere to sleep or sit,” Alexus said.

“It’s hard to choose between paying your bills, buying food or buying furniture,” Alexus continued. “So this is just one less thing you have to stress about when you’re trying to take care of your kids.

“Finally, after all the prayers, I’m back on my feet,” she said.

Client Story: Maria

With a small amount of savings, Maria and her mother, also named Maria, fled the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela in search of a better life in the United States. “You cannot walk around in Venezuela without the fear of getting robbed or persecuted,” Maria, 20, said. Political turmoil in Venezu…

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Client Story: Alexus

For two years, Alexus, 27, struggled through difficult challenges. She lived in her car with five children under the age of 10. To stabilize her family, she then moved to a mobile home only to find it infested with rats and plagued with mold. “I dealt with it for a little while because we had nowh…

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Client Story: Carly and Omer

Carly, her husband, Omer, and their 17-year-old son fled Venezuela in 2021 to escape danger for speaking out against the country’s tyrannical government. They took a bus to Colombia, then flew to Mexico and crossed the border into the United States to seek asylum. They were political activist…

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Kendra Scott Gives Back to The Mustard Seed!

June 3, 2022

We’re teaming up with Kendra Scott again for its give back event! Shop Kendra Scott’s fashionable, high-quality jewelry online or in-store on
June 10 and 11, 2022,  mention the give back code GIVEBACK-CAROA, and 20% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to The Mustard Seed!

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We’re a Finalist in the Victory Cup Initiative!

December 1, 2021

The Mustard Seed is honored to have been chosen a finalist among nine other Central Florida nonprofits for the Victory Cup Initiative! 

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