Joseph moved to Orlando from Philadelphia seven months ago after his mother passed away. He left his job at a mall and came to Florida, “with $300 in my pocket, a book, a box of clothes and a hope and a dream,” he said.
Joseph moved to Orlando to be closer to his siblings because he was going through a difficult time and needed a support system, he said.
He hasn’t yet found work but is receiving housing assistance through another nonprofit organization. The Mustard Seed helped Joseph fill his home with all the basic furnishings needed for a fresh start.
“For all those who are struggling out there, just know there is hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel,” Joseph said. “There are resources out there and don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Shame becomes fear and fear becomes setbacks in people’s lives.”
July 18, 2018
Donate your unused school supplies to The Mustard Seed, including paper, notebooks, scissors, glue, crayons, folders, binders, pencils, pens, backpacks, lunch boxes, rulers, etc. Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F at The Mustard Seed, 12 Mustard Seed Lane, Orlando, 32810. Thank you f… read more
June 28, 2018
Jam out to the tunes of various bands during Southern Fried Sunday’s Orlando Americana Fest at 4 p.m. July 22 at Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Avenue, Orlando. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. Learn more here.… read more