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: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future. “I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the nice weather, and I used to vacation here,” Jere…

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Client Story: Stephanie

Two years ago, Stephanie received furniture and clothing assistance from The Mustard Seed after fleeing a dangerous relationship and finding herself homeless. Now, Stephanie finds herself needing help again after her apartment was among several homes in Jernigan Gardens damaged by a fire on Dec. 12…

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Client Story: Laronda

Laronda, 31, kept the hat and shoes her grandfather wore when he died of a heart attack in 2018. She also saved as a memory his obituary and a T-shirt bearing his photo. Laronda lost these mementos and everything she owned when a fire destroyed her Jernigan Gardens apartment on Dec. 12. The fire di…

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Holiday Hours

December 23, 2020

The Mustard Seed team wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season! … read more

The Mustard Seed Virtual Trips Auction!

November 17, 2020

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is excited to partner with the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) for a Virtual Trips Auction! The auction will be conducted from 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. You will have the opportunity to bid on nine “trips of a lifetime” to help… read more