Your gift to our mission, here at The Mustard Seed – whether you are helping us fundraise, volunteering, inviting us to speak at your event, or starting a drive for much-needed goods – will directly impact those who need it the most, making invaluable resources available to men and women who are searching for a reason to hope.

Volunteer Resources:

Calgary: or 403-269-1319

Edmonton: or 780-442-3568

Red Deer: or 403-347-1844


If you are unable to donate or volunteer at present – or perhaps in addition – please sign up for our prayer list! By signing up to pray with and for us, you will be notified of our prayer needs. Here at The Mustard Seed, we know the vast strength of prayer, and are immensely grateful for your commitment.

Needed Items in Calgary

Urgent Needs

  • Transit tickets
  • Men’s & women’s underwear (brand new only please)
  • Men’s jeans/jogging pants
  • Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Disposable razors

Each month the Resource Sorting Centre distributes approximately:

  • 1,000 toothbrushes
  • 2,000 disposable razors
  • 500 men’s deodorant
  • 200 pairs of men’s brand new underwear

*If you, a group or an organization would like to provide a regular supply of any of these items please contact 403-269-1319.

Ongoing Needs

  • Running shoes/footwear
  • Clothes for men & women (clean & gently used)
  • Travel-size body wash
  • Travel-size body lotion
  • Travel-size shaving gel
  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Q-tips
  • Earplugs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Lip balm
  • Combs and brushes
  • Travel-size tissue

Employment Services Program

  • Works boots (mostly men’s sizes 10-12)
  • Construction pants – i.e. Carhartts, Dickies, etc.
  • Safety glasses

Needed Items in Edmonton

Urgent Needs

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving cream
  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Diapers

Community Chaplaincy Wish List

  • Copies of Fearless Living by Edward John
  • Copies of “The Bible” TV Series produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett
  • Clean grocery-sized plastic bags for a crafts project

Art Program Wish List

  • Canvases
  • Watercolor or acrylic paint sets
  • Galeria watercolor or acrylic paints (individual)
  • Long handle artist brushes
  • Short handle specialty brushes
  • Roma brushes
  • Firenze brushes
  • Watercolor paper

** Please call ahead to ask about the artistic brands we need. Phone: 780-426-5600

Personal Assistance Centre Wish List

  • Razors
  • Men’s elastic waist pants
  • Running shoes/footwear
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Moist wipes
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • New underwear and socks
  • General clothing
  • Backpacks
  • Men’s jeans
  • Blankets/sleeping bags
  • Emergency candles/matches
  • New pillows
  • Towels and face cloths
  • Pots and pans, toasters, electric skillets
  • Coffee mugs
  • Coffee makers
  • Dishes
  • Utensils

Meal Program/Drop In Wish List:

  • Ground coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Sugar
  • Peanut butter
  • Store bought jams
  • Potatoes
  • Fruit (bananas, oranges, apples)
  • Vegetables (tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, peppers)
  • Aprons

** Please call ahead before bringing any food donations. Phone: 780-426-5600.

Needed Items in Red Deer

Urgent Needs

  • Bottled water
  • Ground beef

School Lunch Program

  • Nut-free healthy snacks
  • Fresh apples, oranges, pears
  • Sliced turkey, ham
  • Sliced cheese