Mustard Seed Furniture Bank looking for donations for the holiday

Some children have toys on their Christmas wish list and others are wishing for a bed to sleep in. The Mustard Seed is making sure no family goes without this holiday season.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 7:39 PM
Updated: Dec 12, 2018 6:48 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- You never think about how important a bed is until you don't have one.

Imagine sleeping on the floor, or sharing a small bed with your siblings, or sleeping on a broken mattress. Someone is going through that right now during the holiday season.

"At this time of the year, we always welcome the financial support because that sustains us year round. The holidays bring out that spirit of giving and we greatly appreciate that. We love the receiving end of that as well whether it's for our general operating funds which keeps our mission alive and our facility moving and grooving, but people can make that donation toward the Beds For Kids program," Executive Director, Suzie Jordan said.

The Beds for Kids program provides children ages 2 to 17 the items they need for a good night sleep.

"We've served over 565 children through our beds for kids program. Since our inception in 2002, that number goes to 9,500 who have been touched by that program."

Right now there is a shortage of full and queen size bedding materials. The executive director said if you come across deals after Christmas or before, keep the Mustard Seed in mind. Their supply runs out quicker than you think.

"I think the community really responds when there's an emergency. We put the plea out there, but we serve 30 families all the time. I mean that's per week we can serve up to 30 families and that diminishes our stock substantially, so it's always something to remember. the mustard seed is here to help families and individuals thorough that catastrophic situation."

The Mustard Seed is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. before the holiday.

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