Consuming Mass Quantities

Serving lunch is a very big deal at Mustard Seed. And we serve, on average, 300 lunches per week. So, by extension, shopping for our lunch food is a very big deal. Thanks to some of our volunteers, notably Kathy and Larry Deignan, we at least have assistance with the shopping. Here are some scenes from a recent weekly trip to Sam’s Club.

Sirviendo el almuerzo es un negocio muy grande en la semilla de mostaza. Y servimos, en promedio, 300 comidas por semana. Así que, por extensión, la compra de la comida del almuerzo es un negocio muy grande. Gracias a algunos de nuestros voluntarios, especialmente Kathy y Larry Deignan, que al menos tiene la asistencia con las compras. Estas son algunas de las escenas de un reciente viaje semanal a Sams Club.

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Larry has 3 shopping carts, plus an industrial dolly, approaching the checkout line.

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Kevin and Jesse have an entire shopping cart of only bread.

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The car is loaded. Next week: repeat the process.

 

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Our Silver Anniversary

June 30, 2015, was the 25th anniversary of the start of Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry. Here are some scenes from the first day of the 2015 summer program, the start of our 25th year.

30 de junio 2015, fue el 25 aniversario del inicio de la semilla de mostaza Ministerio Migrante. Estas son algunas de las escenas de la primera jornada del programa de 2015 del verano, el comienzo de nuestro año 25.

 

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A cocktail party

On March 21, 2015, Mustard Seed hosted a cocktail party for various friends and hopefully new benefactors. Our hope is to enlist financial support for or ongoing efforts toward self-sustainability. Here are some photos of the night’s events.

Many thanks to our friend Claire Gableman for preparing the night’s cuisine.

Several new acquaintances were made and our Board of Directors gave a presentation outlining our fiscal needs. A very productive and enjoyable night.

A few of “Dakids” addressed the group as well. What follows are some of the demographic facts of Mustard Seed life as well as some testimonials by our kids.

 

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Happy Spring Everyone!

Yesterday evening, we had a gathering of a few people from the local area. It was wonderful collection of individuals,  ideas, and planning for the future of Mustard Seed.  Here is a video shared by a new friend, Matthew. It captures some of the spirit of MSMM.

 

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Christmas Store; 2014 o, La Tienda

The annual Christmas store at Mustard Seed will be held Thursday, December 18 to Saturday, December 20. Donations of new items to be offered for sale at the store are welcome from now (November 27) up until December 16. The most preferable item requested for the store are clothing for any age or gender; small kitchen appliances, particularly blenders; tools; toys; blankets; towels and sheets.

To donate to the store, please call 845 651 2246. To help with the store set up and preparations on December 16 to 18, please call 845 527 8527. We are looking forward to another wonderful holiday season at Mustard Seed.

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Thanksgiving 2014

Best wishes to all for Thanksgiving 2014 from Mustard Seed Migrant Ministry.

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Running for Mustard Seed!

The Runners
Some of the DaKids are all grown up and want to give back to Mustard Seed.  So they are running Detroit’s Marathon on October 19th!  Friends and family are also helping spread the work and you too can support us! Please check out the video and the crowdrise website:
https://www.crowdrise.com/runningformustardseed/fundraiser/

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The Faces of Summer 2014

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Una Fiesta Y Una Reunion En La Casa

On Sunday, February 23, several of our families met at the Mustard Seed house for a fund raising party and dinner. The families served by Mustard Seed are the ones who will be deeply affected and impacted by our present financial issues, and they want to do all that they can to assist us, monetarily, in moving forward. This meeting and party was one step of what will probably be many more to help us continue to try to solve our budgetary situations in the near future.

El domingo, 23 de febrero de varias de nuestras familias se reunieron en la casa de la semilla de mostaza para una fiesta de recaudación de fondos y la cena. Las familias atendidas por la semilla de mostaza son los que se verán fuertemente afectados y afectadas por los actuales problemas financieros, y que quieren hacer todo lo posible para que nos ayude, monetariamente, en seguir adelante. Este encuentro y el partido fue un paso de lo que probablemente será mucho más para ayudarnos a continuar para tratar de resolver nuestras situaciones presupuestarias en el futuro cercano.

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Rising Stars!

We are so grateful for all the kids that have been a part of Mustard Seed through the years. While we may find different measures of success, we are aware of those of you helping people and making a difference in our communities. Mustard Seed is very proud of an alumnus, Betsaida Alcantara, who has shared a compassionate dedication. Betsaida has previously advocated for Farmworker rights in Orange County, New York, and is seen here during a President’s Leadership Workshop!

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