What’s Working: The Mustard Seed

BRANDON, Miss. (WJTV) – How would you like to cross a few items off your Christmas list and help out a very worthy cause at the same time?

The gift shop at Mustard Seed will be open until this Friday, December 18, til 4 p.m.

Mustard Seed is a Christian community for adults with developmental disabilities.

One way they raise money is through hand painted ceramics on sale at their gift shop in Brandon.  This year they are pairing their crafts with Mississippi made products and it looks like a perfect match.

It’s like Santa’s workshop come to life.

Mustard Seedsters are busy bringing a splash of color to ceramics that would be a welcome addition to any living room.

There are plenty of new twists, like this, the candle is made in Columbus, the holder is made right here.

Executive Director Del Harrington explains, “Now our Seedsters got to choose the scent of the wax. He came out with lots of essential oils, and he narrowed it down to a particular scent, and we came up with the Seedster Clean and Fresh.”

Candles are just the beginning.

A craftsman taught the Seedsters to repurpose wooden pallets.

Del says, “But what they are making, stables that accent our Nativities. They are also making stands out of the palate that hold our Mississippi dishes.”

Ceramics can also make a nice holder for Hot Sippi Dips that you can find right here. The price here won’t break you and you’ll be doing a good thing.

Del concludes, “100 percent of our ceramics comes back to fund our program. We end up getting about 20% of our annual budget coming from our gift shop. You’d be doing a great thing. You are supporting lots of great Seedsters as we affectionately call our clients and just bringing smiles to those with disabilities.”

That gift shop closes Friday afternoon, and will be closed through the first of the year.

Mustard Seed items will also be on sale at Interiors Market in Fondren and Cupps in Flowood.

The Mustard Seed is a private charitable organization and it receives no government funding.

It currently serves more than 40 clients, ages 21 to 70.

 

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