Christmas is a time of celebration and hope, but it can often seem hopeless for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
However thanks to generous donors and volunteers there is hope this Christmas. We asked you to give hope and you did.
People chose many ways to give hope. There was a group of girls passing out their homemade cookies to strangers, hundreds of school children & their teachers spent hours collecting donations and then delivering them to The Mustard Seed, companies brought us cheques, employees rallied together to collect food donations for us, families arrived with frozen turkeys, socks, and hygiene items, volunteers gave us the gift of their time, and through these donations, everyone offered hope.
- We’ve received hundreds of socks and backpacks stuffed with everything from hygiene items to gift cards.
- Food donations have allowed us to provide food hampers to 600+ people in need – and more will be distributed in the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
- We’ve received more than 500 backpacks and up to 300 mugs of joy.
- Received 3,700 bags of donations (clothes, hygiene items and small appliances) so far in the month of December.
But more than donations, people in Calgary and Edmonton has spread a message of hope this Christmas season.