Client Story: Ronnie

Thanks to you, Ronnie has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Ronnie had been sleeping on the floor for two weeks after moving out of a hotel room and into his own home for the first time in seven years.

Ronnie had an empty home, but your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture program enabled him to fully furnish it three days before Thanksgiving.

Ronnie lost his job in 2012 after getting sick. In the past seven years, Ronnie had been hospitalized 31 times after having multiple surgeries. He lived in homeless shelters and hotel rooms.

“I spent six months in a nursing home and then in the hospital,” Ronnie said. “It wiped me out. I had nothing.”

When Ronnie was released from the hospital he took a cab to a homeless shelter and then “hit the streets” while he waited on a list to secure affordable housing.

“I had never been homeless before,” Ronnie said. “Homelessness can happen to the best of us through no fault of our own.”

In 2016, Ronnie enrolled at Valencia College to study digital media technology. He used part of his financial aid to get himself off the street and began living in hotel rooms.

Ronnie is one of nearly 3,000 people The Mustard Seed assists annually.

Thank you for caring about people like Ronnie and for helping Central Florida residents regain hope, dignity and stability.

Donate here to help others like Ronnie.

Client Story: Antavia

After being homeless and jobless for more than a year, Antavia now has full-time employment and a home of her own. Thanks to YOU, Antavia received more than 15 pieces of furniture from The Mustard Seed of Central Florida to make her house a home. While so many businesses, including Antavia’s empl…

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Client Story: Robert

Robert, who’s been in a wheelchair since 2014, had been sleeping on the floor of his empty apartment for almost a month. But thanks to YOU, he now has a bed to sleep in and all the basic home furnishings needed to turn his empty house into a home. After serving in the Army for 13 years, Robert wo…

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Client Story: Sateria

Sateria and her four young children became homeless in 2017 after Sateria’s landlord evicted them. But thanks to your support of The Mustard Seed’s furniture and clothing programs, the family has regained stability and dignity. It was a rough several years for the family. After losing their apar…

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Latest News

Update – Furniture Pickup Service

April 1, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and a temporary reduction in staffing, The Mustard Seed has suspended furniture pick up service until the end of April. We hope to resume donation pick ups at the end of April or early May. If you would like to get on the calendar for the end of April, please give our office a call a… read more

Operations During Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

As an essential service to the community, The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is still serving individuals and families in need but with limited staff and hours. Before dropping off donations or visiting our facility, please call the office first to be sure we are open on the day you plan to use our… read more