Donations

The Mustard Seed Street Church is 100% funded by the generous community in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Thank you for your support!

We welcome all clean, gently-used clothes, shoes and home appliances to stock our Home Start and Clothing Bank. There is also a need for new items such as bagged and canned pet food, socks, backpacks, and personal items such as shampoo/conditioner and hair brushes. These items can be dropped off at 625 Queens Ave during regular operating hours, Monday to Friday from 8-4 pm. Please note that we only accept non-perishable food and pet food in our blue bins distributed within the community.

Contact donors@mustardseed.ca for more information, or if you have any questions. And thanks!

We are 100% funded by donations we receive from the community. Donations over $20.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt that you can claim on your tax return. We will issue you a temporary receipt, then either mail or email an official receipt within 6 weeks. Please consider receiving your tax receipt by email, as it will reduce the cost of postage and paper, and you will receive it sooner.

You can donate in the following ways:

  • Setup a monthly donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account: simply mail a void cheque with a letter indicating your name, address, and monthly donation amount. Withdrawals are processed on the 25th of each month.
  • Online via our secure Donate portal: we currently accept Visa, MasterCard, and Visa Debit.
  • By telephone: 250-953-1581 – we currently accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Debit
  • Cheques can be mailed to 625 Queens Ave Victoria BC V8T 1L9 – payable to The Mustard Seed. Please do  not send cash in the mail.
  •  In person: We accept all above payment methods and Cash

Donations from Food Drives can be arranged for pick up of collections greater than 500 lbs (or a van/truck load). Please call or email at least one week (two weeks during Christmas) before your event to arrange for donation pick up.

You can drop off your non-perishable food items, toiletries, diapers/pull-ups, and pet food at any one of our drop-bins located throughout the community and at local grocery stores. Please bring any clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags/blankets, and other fabric goods  directly to our Queens location during operating hours.

The Food Banks Canada guidelines for use of expired food products.

As part of our Seed Hospitality House Ministry, we offer through our Boutique an array of items that we distribute to the community for free. From clothing to kitchen supplies, we provide the necessities for people to be comfortable and get back on their feet.

We welcome all gentle used or brand new items to distribute through the Boutique during regular operational hours at 625 Queens Ave. We ask that these items are not placed in the drop-off bins located in the community, due to food safety concerns. We have a particular need for men’s clothing and shoes, but are happy to accept all gently used or new items. Check out the list below for items of greatest need!

While donations of non-perishable goods continue to be important staples, BC Sharing provides The Mustard Seed’s Food Bank with more buying power at local grocery stores. This allows us to purchase items that will provide our hampers with a full scope of nutritional needs, ensuring that our community is getting proper balanced meal options.

 Donating through BC Sharing is easy! Simply request to add $2 onto your grocery bill at participating grocery stores, and the store provides us with a gift card.

Look for a card like this at participating grocery stores: Thrifty Foods, Save-On-Foods, Fairway Market, Red Barn, The Market on Yates, Country Grocer, & Peppers Foods

Giving a gift of capital property such as bonds, stocks and shares is a great way to give a gift and support The Mustard Seed Street Church, while receiving tax benefits at the same time.

Download the securities form

For more information please contact Janine Boice, Director of Development Janine@mustardseed.ca

She would be delighted to speak with donors or financial advisors.

Leaving a gift from your estate through your will is a wonderful way to provide support to our ministries and leave a legacy to a cause you believe in. It is important to discuss these details with your lawyer, and we encourage you to contact us for information about the work we do!

For more information on legacy giving, please contact Karen at 250-953-1581 or Donors@mustardseed.ca

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Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for The Mustard Seed.  We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to The Mustard Seed through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, The Mustard Seed will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!