Dress for the Occasion: We are a warehouse environment that is not climate controlled. Please dress accordingly. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable as long as the shorts are appropriate for a working environment. Volunteers must wear sneakers or tennis shoes for safety.

Cell Phone Safety: Please keep cell phones in pockets. With warehouse equipment and so many moving pieces, we would prefer if cell phones were kept in pockets and not used while volunteering. You may use your phone in designated break areas.

Create a Plan: Can we expect you to serve The Mustard Seed once a week? Once a month? Please plan your schedule in advance.

Food and Water: We do not have food vending machines on property. If you would like to bring a lunch, please label it with your name and keep it in the refrigerator in our kitchen. Food may be eaten in the volunteer break room. While we do have a drink vending machine and water cooler, we encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable water bottle. Volunteers may bring water with them during their shift.

Client Story: Jessica

Jessica fled an unhealthy relationship and lived out of her car with her young daughter and then in homes with several different families. With the help of kindhearted people, Jessica and her daughter regained stability and dignity. A year ago, friends introduced the 24-year-old to her now boyfrien…

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Client Story: Lionel and Chyrisse

Lionel and Chyrisse lost their Tampa home of nine years in 2018 when they couldn’t keep up with rental payments. The couple’s income dropped after the call center Chyrisse worked at cut her hours because business slowed. Chyrisse said she offered to make partial payments to cover a portion of t…

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Client Story: Jessica

Jessica said she used her life savings to purchase a home mortgage-free in 2014 for her and her then newborn son. About seven months later, Jessica’s sister and five children moved in permanently after their home burned down. On Sept. 10, 2017, Jessica’s son’s birthday, a tree fell…

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Save the Date! – #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2019

November 4, 2019

Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 when the Mustard Seed of Central Florida will be part of #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the United States) and the widely recognized … read more

Shop for a Cause at UNOde50! – October 19, 2019

October 14, 2019

Join us Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at UNOde50 at Disney Springs for a shopping event to raise money for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida! View UNOde50’s latest collections of unique and beautiful jewelry while enjoying light refreshments. A portion of the proceeds from each pur… read more