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Community Partner Highlight: The Mustard Seed of Central Florida

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and Delivering Good work together to restore dignity, hope and stability for families in crisis. Since 2013, approximately 24,000 individuals have received Delivering Good donations that The Mustard Seed has distributed.

Delivering Good donates new clothing and baby supplies to The Mustard Seed, helping them support hundreds of families stricken by poverty. The Mustard Seed told us about the work they do and how donations from Delivering Good advance their mission: “survey results from program participants indicate children achieve better grades in school and family members experience improvements in overall mental, behavioral and physical health. The hope for a better future and improved quality of life strengthens and bonds families.”

One individual who rebuilt her life with support from The Mustard Seed and Delivering Good is Arisha, a single mom of two, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years. “She became homeless after she escaping from domestic violence. Arisha, pregnant at the time with her 10-month-old son, lived in her car with her 3-year-old daughter. They then stayed in hotels before seeking help from a domestic violence shelter. They lived in the shelter for six weeks before finding a place to live. Arisha was referred to The Mustard Seed for furniture and clothing assistance.” Arisha reflected on her experience with The Mustard Seed and Delivering Good, “these donations are a blessing for me and my children because we had so little. I’m so grateful there are people who care about people like me.”

Delivering Good’s support of The Mustard Seed allows individuals like Arisha to “achieve self-esteem and stability to take control of their futures.”

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