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The Mustard Seed teams up with Mosaic Centre to tackle poverty in Edmonton

2017/05/18

Edmonton, AB – The Mustard Seed is pleased to announce that effective June 15th it will be joining together with another poverty serving program in Edmonton – Mosaic Centre. As a well-known non-profit organization with locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, The Mustard Seed shares many similarities with Mosaic Centre including its Christian roots, and overall organizational goals.

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The Mustard Seed needs your help for its first annual Coldest Night of the Year!

2017/02/10

Edmonton, AB –. On February 25, 2017, The Mustard Seed is seeking walkers to fundraise and volunteers to provide support for their first Coldest Night of the Year event in the Edmonton South location.

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Inner-city community ready to ring in 2017 at The Mustard Seed

2016/12/28

Edmonton, AB – Media are invited to The Mustard Seed’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration at the 96 Street church building, Saturday, Dec. 31.

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Toonie store helps struggling families shop for gifts this Christmas

2016/12/12

Edmonton, AB – Media are invited to join families in need shop for gifts at The Mustard Seed’s Family Gift Centre.

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30 Days of Giving Hope #GiveHopeYEG

2016/11/25

Edmonton, AB – The Mustard Seed wants to challenge perceptions that people experiencing homelessness are invisible or forgotten. For 30 days leading up to Christmas Eve (November 25 – December 24), we ask Edmontonians to give hope to those who need it most.

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Edmonton students help the less fortunate

Edmonton, AB – Media are invited to join students at St. Pius X Catholic Elementary school as they hand off much needed socks to The Mustard Seed.  The students have collected 270 pairs of socks on behalf of their social justice committee

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Generous Edmontonians buy turkeys to feed the homeless

2016/09/29

Edmonton, AB – The Mustard Seed needs your help to feed the hungry. Help us reach our goal of 400 turkeys at our annual Time for Turkeys event.

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Passionate volunteers urgently needed in Red Deer

2016/08/02

Red Deer, Alberta – The Mustard Seed is urgently seeking short-term and long-term volunteers to fill immediate volunteer positions.

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The Mustard Seed focusing on meals, school lunch program

2016/06/30

Red Deer Advocate – The Mustard Seed will provide meals to those in need in Red Deer starting July 4 at the soup kitchen run for many years by Loaves and Fishes.

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Annual Charity Golf Tourney raises $100,000 for The Mustard Seed

2016/06/22

Edmonton, AB – This morning, 132 golfers played a round of golf in support of men and women who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. The Mustard Seed’s 14th Annual Charity Golf
Tournament is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization and for the third year in a row WorleyParsonsCord was the presenting sponsor.

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The Mustard Seed merges with The Neighbour Centre

2016/06/16

The Mustard Seed is pleased to announce that it is merging with another social service agency in Edmonton, The Neighbour Centre. As a well-known, inner-city, non-profit organization for nearly 30 years, The Mustard Seed shares many similarities with The Neighbour Centre, including Christian roots and overall organizational goals.

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Bottled water desperately needed

2016/06/07

Calgary, AB. – It’s hot in Calgary this week, which means men and women living on the streets are in danger of dehydration, exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. The Mustard Seed is calling on the generous people of our city to donate bottled water so people who do not have easy access to water can stay healthy and hydrated throughout the summer.

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The Mustard Seed welcomes chance to serve Red Deer

2016/05/30

The Mustard Seed is looking forward to the opportunity to provide programs and services to people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Red Deer and area.

 

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Artist Lewis Lavoie paints for charity

2016/05/27

Edmonton, AB – Media are invited to come out to The Mustard Seed’s SmashArt event featuring world renown artist Lewis Lavoie at The Bourbon Room in St. Albert on Sunday, May 29.

Budding artists will get the unique opportunity to paint alongside Lavoie at the fundraiser and help raise funds for The Mustard Seed. The Canadian artist is offering his services for free with hopes that his talents would draw enough people to buy tickets to support individuals affected by poverty and homelessness.

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The RESOLVE Campaign helps two affordable-housing complexes pay off their mortgages

2016/05/10

Calgary, AB. – On Saturday, May 7, 2016 the Calgary Homeless Foundation, The Mustard Seed and the RESOLVE Campaign hosted a community celebration and barbeque to shred the mortgages of two affordable housing complexes in Calgary.

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Local agencies encourage others to work together to help Fort Mac evacuees

2016/05/04

Edmonton, AB. – Boyle Street Community Services and The Mustard Seed are two of several homeless-serving agencies working collaboratively with the Edmonton Emergency Relief Services and the Canadian Red Cross to support thousands of evacuees from Fort McMurray and area who are flooding the city.

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Employment Workshop for Syrian Refugees – April 12 2016

2016/04/13

Calgary, AB. – The Mustard Seed’s Employment Team will be holding a workshop for Syrian refugees to provide assistance with gaining employment. The workshop is being put on in partnership with the Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, a Syrian Orthodox church, and will take place at the church (3197 40th St SW) today, April 12, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The workshop is a response to needs expressed by the Syrian refugee community in Calgary. It will include assistance with resume building and interview skills.

For more information, please see the attached media advisory.

Date:                     Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Time:                    3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location:             Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (3197 40th St SW)

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Calgary’s generosity in tough times overwhelms local event organizers

2016/02/19

Calgary, AB – February 19, 2016 – Coldest Night of the Year – Calgary is definitely not getting the cold shoulder from donors this year despite tough economic times.

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Inner-city community set to kick off 2016 at The Mustard Seed – Edmonton

2016/01/04

Media are invited to The Mustard Seed’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration held at the 96 Street church building on Thursday, Dec. 31.

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Urgent need: Demand for food hampers is great – Calgary

2015/12/20

Calgary, AB – The demand for food hampers is great this year and The Mustard Seed is in urgent need of items to fill hampers so that families can have a wonderful Christmas dinner. “The response has been phenomenal,” says Drew Gusztak, Volunteer Resources Manager.

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Miracle on 96th Street brought Christmas joy to inner‐city families

2015/12/15

Over 400 people came out to The Mustard Seed’s annual Miracle on 96th Street event held at the 96 Street church building on Saturday, Dec. 12.

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Coldest Night of the Year – Calgary

2015/12/11

A partnership of charities aiding individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty is encouraging Calgary residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY).

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Miracle on 96 Street – Edmonton

The Mustard Seed’s annual Miracle on 96th Street family‐friendly event will be held at the 96 Street church building on Saturday, Dec. 12.   This free Christmas event has become a cherished Mustard Seed tradition among inner‐city families struggling with poverty and homelessness. Throughout the afternoon, families can enjoy a free lunch, an outdoor hay ride, a photo with Santa, Christmas craft making, hot chocolate bar, a family photo booth, and a free toy!

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30 Days of Giving Hope – Calgary

2015/11/25

Christmas is a time of celebration and hope, but it can often seem hopeless for people in Calgary living in poverty. We know, however, that homeless is not hopeless and for 30 days leading up to Christmas Eve (November 25 to December 24), we are challenging Calgarians to do One Thing to help the homeless, to make a difference and to give hope.

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30 Days of Giving Hope – Edmonton

Christmas is a time of celebration and hope, but it can often seem hopeless for people in Edmonton living in poverty. We know, however, that homeless is not hopeless and for 30 days leading up to Christmas Eve (November 25 to December 24), we are challenging Edmontonians to do One Thing to help the homeless, to make a difference and to give hope.

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International comedian gives the gift of laughter

2015/10/21

Edmonton, Alberta – On October 23, approximately 250-300 community members will enjoy a free dinner and a show. Comedian Johnny W. takes the stage at The Mustard Seed church building with hopes of generating laughs from an audience that might not always have much to laugh about.

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The Mustard Seed is seeking team captains for its annual Ride for Refuge event

2015/08/06

Edmonton, ABJuly 29, 2015 – For the second year, The Mustard Seed is hosting the annual Ride for Refuge event in Edmonton! Now in its 11th year, Ride for Refuge has grown into a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities raise money for their work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.

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The Mustard Seed thanks Calgarians for their support at its 8th Annual Stampede Barbecue

2015/07/23

Calgary, ABJuly 3, 2015 – Nearly three thousand people ’moseyed over’ to The Mustard Seed’s annual outdoor Stampede Barbecue on Friday, July 3, following the Stampede Parade.

 

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The Mustard Seed holds successful 13th annual Golf Tournament

2015/06/23

Edmonton, AB – June 23, 2015 – This morning, 129 golfers played a round for The Mustard Seed’s fundraiser at the Highlands Golf Course.

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The Mustard Seed & RESOLVE celebrate the 1010 Centre

2015/05/29

Calgary, AB May 29, 2015 – Today, Mustard Seed staff, donors, stakeholders and political leaders celebrate the grand opening of the 1010 Centre — Canada’s largest permanent supportive housing initiative of its kind.

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The Mustard Seed welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

2015/01/30

January 30, 2015 – The Mustard Seed Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Wile as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2015.

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