December 1, 2023

Thank you to our Community: Giving Tuesday 2023

This holiday season, we asked our community to look past their own shopping lists and give back on Giving Tuesday…

Donation, Thank You, Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2023

SkipTheDepot's Alberta Wide Christmas Bottle Drive For The Mustard Seed

Get into the spirit of giving with SkipTheDepot's Alberta Wide Christmas Bottle Drive for the Mustard Seed—donate bottles, electronics, and…

Donation, Christmas, skip the depot

February 22, 2023

7 Ways to Help People Experiencing Homelessness Survive During Winter

Ever thought how you can help those experiencing homelessness this winter? Check out our list of 7 things you can…

Donation, Support, Cold, Winter

October 12, 2022

FCC AgriSpirit Fund: Support for Hatters amidst the storm

The Mustard Seed is witnessing the perfect economic storm. Considering the increase in the number of clients being served, expanded…

Donation, Medicine Hat, Meals, Food Insecurity

January 18, 2022

Boxed Blessings: Spreading Joy One Box at a Time

Who knew a simple conversation on a train one afternoon could turn into a fundraiser aimed at helping our most…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Care Package, Thank You, Give Back, Support

November 26, 2021

Giving Tuesday at The Mustard Seed: Coming Together to Give Back and Change Lives

On November 30th, be a part of this global day of giving and help us reach our goal of $100,000.…

Community, Donation, Events, Give Back, All Cities, Giving Tuesday

August 13, 2020

The Gift of Water for Medicine Hat

Naser first heard about the Mustard Seed through his local newspaper and as he started to create social media platforms…

Donation, Gift, Medicine Hat

May 14, 2020

Food Service Support: Helping when help is needed

Lee, a local Hatter, had been working at Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steak House as a chef for 12 years.…


May 13, 2020

Keeping our Vulnerable Community Safe in Kamloops

Michaela Jyrkkanen, Clinic and Advocacy Services Manager for The Mustard Seed was extremely grateful to Dale Walker and his team…

Community, Donation

December 4, 2019

Home Hardware Builds Community with Donations and Dollars

Every year Kamloops Home Hardware raises funds through their Ladies Night charity event, partnering with a community-focused not-for-profit like The…

Community, Donation, Give Back, Kamloops

November 27, 2019

Ways to Get Involved this Christmas

Happy Holidays Mustard Seed families! Christmas is upon us and we’re excited to share all the ways in which you…

Donation, Christmas, Toy Drive

November 7, 2019

The Mustard Seed Receives a $10,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Grant to Support Indigenous Wellness Program

On November 7, The Mustard Seed celebrated a $10,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.

Donation, Indigenous, Calgary, Bell, Wellness, Let's Talk

October 30, 2019

A Portrait of Giving Back Through In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations can be just as impactful as a gift of cash. Many non-profit agencies lack the resources to fund…

Community, Donation, Kamloops, In-Kind Donation

September 23, 2019

$3.51 Provides More Than Just a Meal

Thanksgiving is close at hand and at The Mustard Seed, we have much to be thankful for!

Donation, Thanksgiving

May 14, 2019

A Generous Wedding Favour

A throwback to our Christmas 2007 newsletter where newlyweds Daniel and Deanne decided to replace their wedding budget, set aside…

Donation, Give Back

December 19, 2018

Last Call for Food Donations!

Our Christmas Food Hampers are a critical component for the individuals and families we serve. This year we’ve set out…


March 30, 2018

Residents Choose Vulnerable Children for Special Surprise Gift

Every Sunday in the 1010 Tower, residents meet for Chaplain David’s Spiritual Care program where they come together to offer…

Community, Donation, Calgary, Give Back, Residents, 1010 Centre

December 11, 2017

A Grandma Who Cared Enough to Make Something

It all started 10 years ago, when Terry Gauthier – a mother of two, and grandmother to four grandchildren and…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Give Back

October 19, 2017

Logan Has Planted the Seed of a Legacy That Will Continue to Grow

At age 10, Logan has planted the seed of a legacy that will continue to grow. He donated $500. …

Community, Donation, Give Back, Legacy Giving

August 11, 2017

A Dream Come True

Byron Bradley, The Mustard Seed’s Managing Director of Central Alberta, and Fred Scaife, Red Deer Food Bank Executive Director, stand…

Donation, Red Deer, Food Bank

March 24, 2017

First Alliance Church Collects 12,000 Pairs of Underwear for The Mustard Seed

Without the support we get from churches in the community, we would not be able to deliver some of the…

Donation, Calgary, Thank You, Give Back, In-Kind Donation, Church

February 1, 2017

CMDA Announces The Mustard Seed as Charitable Recipient for 2017 Gala

The Mustard Seed has been selected by the Calgary Motor Dealer Association as one of the charitable recipients for the…

Community, Donation, Events, Thank You

January 5, 2017

Cookies for Gloves

Sometimes the big picture can be overwhelming. Ending poverty, for instance, can seem like a huge undertaking. But for others,…

Community, Donation, Give Back, Family

December 28, 2016

Gifts and More

“For the past two years, my kids never woke up to presents.” It’s a terrible memory of holidays past. Grace,…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, Christmas

December 23, 2016

Adam’s Gift

Two years ago around Christmastime, Luke Barton and his friend Adam Powell decided to do something incredibly special and kind…

Community, Donation, Gift, Events, Calgary, Christmas, Family, 1010 Centre

December 15, 2016

Socks and More

At St. Pius X Elementary, learning is more than literacy and numeracy. Students are proud of their social justice committee.

Donation, Give Back, In-Kind Donation, Kids, Students

October 19, 2016

The Diaper Lady

At The Mustard Seed we believe a small seed or deed can grow into something big. A great example…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

October 15, 2016

The View From the Other Side

It’s been 10 months since I left CTV news as a journalist. I’ve re-invented myself as media, communications consultant. I…

Donation, Edmonton, Thank You, In-Kind Donation, Thanksgiving

July 28, 2016

The Golden Seeds of Hope Legacy Giving Program

The Mustard Seed’s Golden Seeds of Hope Legacy Giving program offers a variety of options to help people for years…

Donation, Legacy Giving

May 27, 2016

Youth for Justice Raises Over $4000 for The Mustard Seed

The Youth for Justice (Y4J) group at Bishop Carroll High School spearheaded a fundraiser for the Mustard Seed.

Donation, Youth, Students

May 10, 2016

ATB Donation Resolves Transportation Barriers

It is frustrating and often discouraging to access programs and much needed services when you’re living paycheque to paycheque and…

Community, Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

May 9, 2016

Residents Celebrate an Incredible Donation

The Mustard Seed has retired the mortgage on one of our downtown apartment buildings thanks to an incredibly generous donation.

Donation, Calgary, Housing, Donor

April 8, 2016

Donations Are Always Gratefully Accepted

Your donations of clothing, hygiene items (including diapers) and household items are so important to the people we serve at…

Donation, Edmonton, In-Kind Donation

April 8, 2016

Collaboration Fits Just Right for Boot Donation

At The Mustard Seed, we are consistently amazed by the impact our community has when people work together. Thanks to…

Community, Donation, In-Kind Donation

March 18, 2016

Volunteers Fill Lunch Bags and Send Love

If you walked into the gym at the Brentview Baptist Church during its Mustard Seed Sandwich event recently – you…

Community, Donation, Hope, Church

January 6, 2016

Charity Event Makes the Cut

As the temperature began to drop in Edmonton, Chad and his team at Concrete Blonde Hair Body Salon wanted to…

Donation, Edmonton, Events, Give Back, In-Kind Donation

December 22, 2015

The Gift of Hope through Shop & Wrap

Cheryl and her husband Cesar recently went shopping to get Christmas gifts for their seven grandchildren. This shopping trip, however,…

Donation, Calgary, Christmas, In-Kind Donation

December 17, 2015

Students Help our Guests Feel the Warmth of the Christmas Season

Children and teenagers living in and around Calgary are amazing. They are thoughtful, compassionate and generous.

Donation, Give Back, In-Kind Donation, Kids, Youth, Students

November 16, 2015

Giving From the Heart

This letter is from a young boy named Akhil, who chose to donate his pocket money to The Mustard Seed…

Donation, Student, Kids

November 1, 2015

Hunger Heroes Help Again with Huge Halloween Haul

Instead of collecting candy on Halloween, the Hunger Heroes collected almost 700 lbs. (316 kg) of hygiene items and non-perishable…

Donation, Give Back, In-Kind Donation, Kids