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Build a Backpack

Fill a backpack with these items and they will be gifted to our guests on Christmas morning!


  • Adult Backpack
  • Hoodie(men's)
  • Underwear
  • Long Underwear
  • Socks (warm)
  • Toque
  • Eye Mask (for sleep)
  • Earbuds/ Headphones

  • Crossword Puzzles, Sudoku, Word Searches
  • Flashlight or Book Light
  • $10 Tim Horton's/ McDonald's Gift Cards
  • Travel Mug (no ceramics)
  • Transit Tickets
  • Bandages


General Needs


  • Winter Gloves
  • Winter Boots
  • Winter Jackets
  • Towels
  • Travel-size shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hairbrush
  • New Male Underwear
  • Hand Warmers (e.g HotHandsTM)

Please do NOT include any food, candy, chocolate, or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.

Needed Children’s Items

You can support our families who access our Mustard Seed Neighbour Centres by providing these critical items for children this winter:

  • Diapers (size 3-5)
  • Baby Toiletries
  • Winter Clothing
  • Winter Gear


Did You Know?

Our Mustard Seed Community Engagement team facilitates educational opportunities surrounding poverty and homelessness to various community groups, schools, and churches.

If you would like to know more, please contact:

CommunityEngagement@theseed.ca

Drop-Off Locations



Downtown Neighbour Centre
102 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
Seven days a week from
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Foothills Shelter
7025 44 St SE
Calgary, AB
Seven days a week from
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Resource Sorting Centre
Bay 27, 4216, 54 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
Tues. - Sat.:
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO SERVING OTHERS THIS SEASON

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Needed Seasonal Items

Help our community members stay warm, dry, and protected from extreme temperatures this season by providing the following essential items:

MEN & WOMEN’S:

  • Underwear
  • Winter Jackets
  • Winter Boots
  • Hoodies
  • Sweatpants
  • Long Johns
  • Ski Pants
  • Warm Socks
  • Gloves
  • Toques

HYGIENE:

  • Travel-Size Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Body Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

OTHER:

  • Hand Warmers / Feet Warmers


Visit our Thrift Store!

Our Thrift Store is more than just a clothing store: it’s an opportunity. It’s a place where you can find all sorts of treasures, whether that’s a new-to-you shirt, a stand-up mixer, or a vintage typewriter. It’s also a place where you can support those trying to get back on their feet, because when you shop at our Thrift Store, the proceeds go back into programming at The Mustard Seed.

The Thrift Store is open to the public as well as through referrals for shoppers who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.

We are located at 6527 118 Ave – contact us at EdmontonThriftStore@theseed.ca or 780.479.5629.



Drop-Off Locations


The Mustard Seed Community Support Centre
10568 114 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 3J7
Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please go to the rear side of the building.



THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO SERVING OTHERS THIS SEASON

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Winter In A Bag

Support someone in need this winter season by filling a bag (backpack or cinch) with the following items:

  • Winter gloves
  • Underwear
  • Thermal / wool socks
  • Toques / Hats
  • Hand Warmers
  • Mylar Blankets
  • Adult Backpacks

HYGIENE:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mini Soap Bars
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush / comb
  • Depends /Adult Underwear
  • Lip Balm
  • Hand Lotion (travel-size)

Please do NOT include candy, chocolate, or food, or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.



Women's Shelter Items

Help the community members at our Women’s Shelter (Harbour House) by donating these essential items. Feel free to drop off these items at the Outreach Centre, located at 181 Victoria St W, Mon. – Sun., 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

  • Tampons / Pads
  • Lotion (travel-size)
  • Mini Soap Bars
  • Shampoo (travel-size)
  • Conditioner (travel-size)
  • Hairbrushes
  • Nail Kits

Drop-Off Locations


The Mustard Seed Thrift Store
Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
342 Seymour Street - Kamloops BC
Winter In A Bag drop-off locations only. Deadline for drop offs is Dec. 20

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO SERVING OTHERS THIS SEASON

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Seasonal Needs

Support someone in need this winter by donating the following essential items:

  • Neck Warmers
  • Underwear
  • Hand / Foot warmers

Hygiene Items

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Kleenex (travel-size)
  • Lip Balm
  • Wet Wipes (travel-size)
  • Hairbrush / Comb
  • Ear Plugs

Please do NOT include candy, chocolate, or food, or items with an alcohol base such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer, or perfume/cologne.


Urgently Needed Winter Items

Help our community members stay warm, dry, and protected from extreme temperatures this season by providing these critical items:

  • Winter Boots
  • Winter Gloves
  • Winter Jackets

Did You Know?

We have opened a Health and Wellness Centre! We are now providing programs and services to clients out of our Mustard Seed Community Centre.

For more information, please contact WellnessMH@theseed.ca or call 403.504.0342

Drop-Off Locations

The Mustard Seed Community Centre
503A Allowance Ave SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3E4
Mon. – Fri.: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.



THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COMMITMENT TO SERVING OTHERS THIS SEASON

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List for Red Deer

Needed Seasonal Items

Help our community members stay warm, dry, and protected from extreme temperatures this season by providing the following essential items:

MEN & WOMEN’S:

  • Toques
  • Scarves
  • Winter Boots
  • Pajamas
  • Sweatpants
  • Gloves
  • Mitts
  • Neck Warmers
  • Socks
  • Long Johns
  • Snow Pants
  • Winter Jackets
  • Briefs (MD, LQ, XL)
  • Panties (SM, MD, LG)

HYGIENE ITEMS:

  • Hairbrushes / Combs
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex (travel-size)
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Razors
  • Lip Balm
  • Shampoo (travel-size)
  • Conditioner (travel-size)
  • Body Wash (travel-size)
  • Tampons / Pads


OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:



  • Backpacks
  • Hand & Foot Warmers
  • Reusable Bags
  • Travel Coffee Mugs
  • Foot Powder
  • Hot Chocolate Powder
  • Canned soups & Stews
  • Cup-A-Soups & Crackers
  • Butter for baking
  • Chocolate chips for baking

Drop-Off Locations


The Mustard Seed Community Support Centre
6002 54 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 4M8
Mon. – Fri.: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please ring the doorbell at the front door for donations



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