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 30, 2021

How to Host a DIY Fundraiser with Great Ideas for You!

The Mustard Seed has a new website that outlines how to run your own DIY fundraiser on our behalf. Are…

Community, Events, Give Back, Fundraiser, All Cities, DIY Fundraiser

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

April 22, 2021

H&R Block Returns Hope to Those In Need

For the past 5 years, H&R Block has partnered with The Mustard Seed to provide free tax filing services to…

Community, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Give Back, Kamloops, Taxes, Partnership

March 12, 2021

New Beginnings Start With A Meal

Enjoying a big plate of Easter dinner is something many of us take for granted. But for someone who is…

Community, Give Back, Homelessness, Poverty, New Beginning, All Cities, Donate, Hope, Easter

December 30, 2019

Thank You for Over 35 Years of Growing Hope

Looking back over 2019, The Mustard Seed has so much to be grateful for. It has been a challenging, but…

Thank You, Goals, Give Back

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

October 31, 2019

“Next to the Fire” with Ellen Doty

It was after a lengthy conversation in a coffee shop with a man who was experiencing homelessness that the idea…

Calgary, Holiday Campaign, Ellen Doty, Made by Marcus, Monogram Coffee, Give Back

October 15, 2019

Volunteering – The New Lunch ‘n Learn

This fall, MCAP and Tango Compass Mortgage group decided to do something a little different for a team-building activity.

Give Back, Kamloops, Volunteer

September 5, 2019

Foresters have Generosity in the Bag

This summer, those living on the streets of Kamloops and those who are low-income individuals who came to The Mustard…

Community, Give Back, Kamloops

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 11, 2018

A Birthday Tradition of Giving Back

She thinks it started in grade four, but can’t be sure. Lauren decided to start collecting pop tabs, but not…

Give Back, Volunteer, Donate

November 14, 2018


By day, she works as a communications specialist, and by night, she gathers a team of caring volunteers to collect…

Community, Give Back, Homelessness

May 7, 2018

Making a Difference: Velma E. Baker School

This year, the ‘Wise Wolves’ Grade 3 class at Velma E. Baker School dedicated themselves to being difference makers.

Community, Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Fundraiser

April 16, 2018

The Kindness and Generosity of Volunteers

Every year, an average of 30,000 people volunteer for The Mustard Seed. Collectively, they generously dedicate 75,000 hours of their…

Community, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Team, National Volunteer Week

April 13, 2018

City Lawyers Cook a Fabulous Meal for 370 Hungry Guests

Lawyers and their staff at Balbi & Company Legal Centre consider themselves blessed to have healthy lives and careers full…

Community, Calgary, Give Back, Volunteer

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

April 24, 2017

A Family of Volunteers

Every Thursday, you will find them at The Mustard Seed church in downtown Edmonton. Gary, Mitzie Deehan, and their daughter,…

Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Family, National Volunteer Week

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

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 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

February 19, 2016

Corporations and Businesses Exemplify Calgary’s Culture of Giving

There’s a generosity gene in Alberta’s DNA – and it doesn’t stop with individuals. The Mustard Seed is a grateful…

Calgary, Give Back

January 29, 2016

Dave’s Wish Comes True

After being homeless for five years, Dave finally got his Christmas wish: a place of his own.

Edmonton, Give Back, Housing, Hope

January 29, 2016

The Ripple Effect

It is so easy to forget the impact our actions have on others. As the Community Engagement Coordinator for The…

Give Back, Kids, Students, Hope

January 14, 2016

Acts of Kindness from Students

Here at The Mustard Seed, we see acts of altruism every day – often from school children. In fact,…

Give Back, Kids, Youth, Students

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 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

December 11, 2015

Yellow Santa Hats Bring Joy to our Donors at Christmas

To say it’s busy at The Mustard Seed in December is an understatement! Generous Calgarians are constantly stopping by with…

Calgary, Give Back, Christmas, Donate

December 2, 2015

Second Glance Clothing Offers a Second Chance for Community

Linda Blumenthal believes she can help fight poverty and homelessness in Leduc by supporting The Mustard Seed in Edmonton.

Community, Edmonton, Give Back, Donate, Donor

November 27, 2015

People Can #GiveHopeYYC in Many Ways

Like so many people in this world, our guests and residents would rather give than receive, but when you’re experiencing…

Calgary, Give Back, Christmas, Shelter, Homelessness, Poverty

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