Client Story: Stephanie

In 2018, Stephanie received furniture and clothing assistance from The Mustard Seed after fleeing a dangerous relationship and finding herself homeless. Stephanie found herself needing help again after her apartment was among several homes in Jernigan Gardens damaged by a fire in December 2020.

“That was my first apartment after being homeless,” Stephanie said. “I was able to grab my kids and my cats and go. We didn’t even have the opportunity to put on shoes. We got out with our lives, and for that, I am totally grateful.”

Stephanie and her two children, ages 7 and 8, relocated to a new unit in the apartment complex.

Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, the family received everything they needed to make their new house a home.

“To receive furniture from The Mustard Seed fills my heart with warmth and joy,” Stephanie said. “To have a place to come to after such an ordeal is a blessing all itself. But to have furniture to place into the apartment for my girls to have a bed of their own to lay in tonight is what will make that place special, will make that place home.

“We thank Mustard Seed for being here for us again, as it was for us before when everything was lost to us almost exactly two years ago. We feel we’re not alone.”

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 Orlan…

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Client Story: Vidette and Christopher

Vidette and her husband, Christopher, 4-year-old son, Micah, and Vidette’s mother, Dorothy, were upstairs in their townhome dancing to oldies music when their dog started barking downstairs. It was about 2 p.m. on a Saturday in March when the family heard a knock on the door but ignored it, assumi…

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Client Story: Maritza

Maritza, 46, survived the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 victims and wounded 53 others on June 12, 2016. For Maritza, her emotional scars run deep having lost her dear friend, Stanley, who was 23 years old when he was killed at Pulse. “I saw him earlier that night right before the bullets…

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Thank you to The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation!

December 1, 2021

Our sincerest gratitude and appreciation goes out to The Joe & Sarah Galloway Foundation for its $15,000 grant award to support our Furnishing Basic Stability for Families Program.

Your investment in our mission Makes a House a Home for Central Florida families in need.
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Raise the Table 2021 Photo Gallery

November 10, 2021

We’d like to thank our event sponsors, in-kind sponsors, silent auction donors, Mustard Seed Board of Directors, attendees and volunteers for making our Raise the Table fundraiser a successful event! Thank you for believing in and supporting our mission!

A special thank you to our event emcee Car… read more