Client Story: Kimberly

Kimberly and her dog, Hasani, a shih tzu poodle mix, lived in a car for two months after moving to Orlando from California.
Kimberly, originally from Orlando, worked at a motel in California but had to leave the state after struggling to pay her bills.
She contacted homeless shelters in Orlando, but they were either at capacity or would not accept pets. A few of Kimberly’s friends allowed her to take showers at their apartments or sleep on their couches, but she didn’t want to overstay her welcome.
“It was scary not knowing if wherever I was sleeping in my car would be safe or where could I take a shower,” Kimberly said.
After landing a job at an Orlando hotel, Kimberly was able to rent an apartment. The apartment stayed empty until Kimberly learned about The Mustard Seed through friends.
“I was thinking about buying some wood and building makeshift furniture because I needed money to put gas in my car and to buy groceries. I couldn’t afford furniture,” Kimberly said.
YOUR SUPPORT enabled Kimberly to furnish her entire apartment and make it feel like a real home.
“The fact that I don’t have to worry about sleeping on the floor takes a huge load off,” Kimberly said. “To actually know I’m going to have real furniture is pretty cool. It puts me at peace.”
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Client Story: Maria

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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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Request for Proposal: Audited Financials/Filing

January 25, 2023

January 24, 2023

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, Inc. (“The Mustard Seed”) invites the submission of proposals for the preparation of its yearly audited financial statements and related filings for a three-year period beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023.  The Mustard See… read more

Cheers to 35 Years!

January 6, 2023

Happy New Year!

2023 marks the 35th anniversary of The Mustard Seed of Central Florida! Each year, The Mustard Seed helps rebuild the lives of those who have experienced homelessness, personal tragedy, or natural disaster, by providing gently used furniture and clothing to those in need.

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