LaMontavia and her children, ages 13, 9 and 5, lived in a high-crime Miami neighborhood rife with multiple shootings per month and drug deals, she said. So the mother of three moved to Orlando in 2014 “to have a better life.”
“I didn’t want my kids to grow up where I was staying,” LaMontavia said. “I was living in the projects, and they were shooting everybody. There were drug deals going on, and little girls growing up too fast.”
Life has been better in Orlando, she said, but LaMontavia struggles with living off of a low-income wage. She had to throw out everything in her current home because of a bug infestation.
So The Mustard Seed assisted the family with new furnishings.
“As a single mother for my three children, it has really been a blessing to know that my kids and I have help to get things we need for our home and bring light to our lives,” LaMontavia said. “We are truly thankful for the blessing, and the things that will help make life much better.”
October 10, 2018
The Mustard Seed is honored and thrilled to be a recipient of a National Philanthropy Day award in the category of Social Entrepreneur & Innovation. The award is in recognition of our successful Mattress Recycling social enterprise. Since 2011, The Mustard Seed has recycled more than 120,000 mat… read more
October 8, 2018
Fierce Entertainment Management Presents: Fashion Seeded with Compassion!
Join us for a fashion show benefit featuring fabulous styles and brands from The Mustard Seed’s boutique and fashion designers! The show will take place Nov. 8 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Orlando Fashion Square … read more