Calgary Summer Wish Lists

Survival Items


  • New menʼs underwear
  • Travel-size sunscreen
  • New reusable water bottles
  • Work boots
  • Baseball caps
  • Raincoats / ponchos
  • Baby diapers
  • Baby wipes

Backpacks for School

Help us prepare for the fall school year as we hope to support 400 youth with backpacks and school supplies:

  • Backpack
  • #2 pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Erasers
  • Pencil case
  • Scissors for children
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Ruler

Please fill a backpack with school supplies and drop off at the Marlborough Neighbour Centre until August 15, 2021.

Wellness Care Kit

Our residents are incredible people who have overcome countless hardships and continue to bravely cope with the traumas of their pasts, many of them coming from chronic homelessness.

Because of you, our residents will know they are cared for when you contribute towards a wellness care kit.

Please visit TheSeed.ca/wellnesskits for more information.

Donations accepted until July 16, 2021.

Drop Off Locations


All Survival Items & Wellness Care Kits can be dropped off at:

Downtown Support Centre
102 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5

T: 403.269.1319
E: Info@theseed.ca
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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All Backpacks for School can be dropped off at:

Marlborough Neighbour Centre
6060 Memorial Dr, #24
Calgary, AB T2A 5Z5

T: 403.463.0770
E: Hubs@theseed.ca
Mon. Wed. Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tues. Thurs. 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Edmonton Summer Wish Lists

Survival Items


  • Bottled water
  • Hats
  • Sunscreen lotion (non-aerosol can)
  • Bug spray (non-aerosol can)
  • Sunglasses
  • Summer clothing (men and women)
  • Thin socks
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • New unisex underwear
  • Women's bras
  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Umbrellas and rain wear

School’s Back – Build a Backpack!

Due to the economic hardships of the pandemic, this year will be harder for parents than previous years.

As a result, many families struggle to equip their kids with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

At The Mustard Seed, we recognize this great need to help our communityʼs kids and provide them with the best chance at learning. We are committed to reducing the financial burden and stress for struggling families in need.

Please visit TheSeed.ca/pac for more information.

Donations accepted until August 7, 2021.

Wellness Care Kit

Our residents are incredible people who have overcome countless hardships and continue to bravely cope with the traumas of their pasts, many of them coming from chronic homelessness.

Because of you, our residents will know they are cared for when you contribute towards a wellness care kit.

Please visit TheSeed.ca/wellnesskits for more information.

Donations accepted until July 16, 2021.

Drop Off Locations


All donations can be dropped off at:

Community Support Centre 10568 114 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 3J7
T: 780.426.5600
E: InfoEdmonton@theseed.ca
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Kamloops Summer Wish Lists

Survival Items


  • Bottled water
  • Hats or bandanas
  • Bug spray (non-aerosol can)
  • Sunscreen lotion (non-aerosol can)
  • Aloe vera lotion or after-sun lotion
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Summer clothing (men and women)

Thrift Store

The Thrift Store offers a sustainable shopping experience while allowing buyers to purchase with a purpose. Beyond offering a great selection of items, everything from home goods to swimwear, the store also provides employment opportunities. This initiative helps prepare individuals looking to reintegrate into the job market, including guests from The Mustard Seed.

Visit our Thrift Store at 342 Seymour St, open daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closed Sundays).

Just Add Mustard Deli (JAMD)

JAMD makes and delivers signature lunch packages – made daily – to participating groups, businesses, and organizations. In exchange for a $21 donation, JAMD will provide homemade, hand-crafted waffle sandwiches, paired with the soup of day.

This community-driven program will contribute to The Mustard Seed programs such as employment training, housing, mental health, and addiction services, as we continue the battle to end homelessness and poverty in Kamloops.

For more information, please visit TheSeed.ca/JAMD

Drop Off Locations


All donations can be dropped off at:

The Mustard Seed Outreach Centre
181 W Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 5L7

T: 250.434.9898 ext 120
E: InfoKamloops@theseed.ca

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Medicine Hat Summer Wish Lists

Survival Items


  • Bottled water
  • Men & women's deodorant
  • Lip balm / chapstick
  • Travel-size sunscreen
  • Work boots

Daily Meal Program Items

Help us prepare for the fall school year as we hope to support 400 youth with backpacks and school supplies:

  • Juice boxes
  • Granola bars
  • Boxed cookies / goodies
  • Packaged snacks
  • Lunch meat
  • Canned tuna / salmon
  • Pickles
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Canned milk
  • Salad dressing
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Cheese slices

Did You Know?

Living outside in the hot sun can bring on dehydration and heatstroke, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening to our guests. By donating these crucial summer wish list items, you're helping your vulnerable neighbours stay safe this summer. Thanks for your support!

Drop Off Locations


All donations can be dropped off at:

The Mustard Seed Community Centre
503A Allowance Ave SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3E4

T: 403.504.0342
E: InfoMedicineHat@theseed.ca
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Red Deer Summer Wish Lists

Survival Items


  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe vera lotion or after-sun lotion
  • Hats
  • Summer wear (shorts, t-shirts)
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Men & women's new underwear (all sizes)
  • Rain ponchos
  • Gift cards for coffee/confectionary
  • Backpacks
  • Bug Spray
  • Gift cards for small food/groceries

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Living outside in the hot sun can bring on dehydration and heatstroke, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening to our guests. By donating these crucial summer wish list items, you're helping your vulnerable neighbours stay safe this summer. Thanks for your support!

Drop Off Locations


All donations can be dropped off at:

Community Support Centre
6002 54 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 4M8

T: 403.347.1844
E: InfoRedDeer@theseed.ca
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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