I am pleased to announce we are planning our 2nd annual coldest day of the year fundraiser for the Mustard Seed. I am writing today to see if you would be interested in sponsoring us for this amazing cause. It is a 2 Km Covid friendly walk on Feb 27th, the “coldest day of the year”, for the homeless. I have attached some information from the Mustard Seed website to give further explanation. We are doing this through A Better World to support the Mustard Seed in Red Deer with all their efforts in assisting the homeless in our larger community.
The Mustard Seed provides warm meals, clothing, basic necessities, overnight shelter, counselling and employment assistance.
If this cause touches your heart as it has mine and you would like to participate in sponsoring us please me know by e-mail or through the ABW office. If not, no worries, there will be future opportunities.
You can pay through the A Better World Team link on their website. The donation can come in after Feb. 27th as well. Also, if you would like to walk with us we will be meeting at Cranna Lake. Time to be announced.
Thank-you for taking the time to consider a donation. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be homeless and trying to find help in our crazy cold Alberta winter. Fortunately options do exist with the help of our support. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2022.
The Mustard Seed is a safe, supportive haven for individuals experiencing poverty and homelessness. They offer services and supports to those in need with the goal of helping them make positive, lasting change in their lives. They come alongside our community, offering a hand-up rather than simply a hand-out, and journey with them as they move towards a life of wellness and independence.
Services offered by the Mustard Seed include:
Basic Necessities: The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing our community with warm meals, clothing, and hygiene products.
Meals: The Mustard Seed School Lunch Program ensures youth experiencing poverty receive healthy nutritious lunches during the school year. The program makes and delivers approximately 350 meals to low-income students, each day.
Shelter: The Mustard Seed shelter is available for up to 46 individuals each night providing a safe space to sleep.
Health & Wellness & Spiritual Care
Above information taken from The Mustard Seed website