The Mustard Seed, Inc.

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For 39 years, The Mustard Seed has worked to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs of “Seedsters”—adults with disabilities. The faith-based organization is inspired by the Bible verse Matthew 17:20, which informs readers that they can do anything even if they have faith the size of a mustard seed.

The Seedsters live in group homes on The Mustard Seed’s campus, participate in ceramic art-therapy sessions and the Bells of Faith handbell choir, and travel off campus for activities on Fridays.

Community Relations Director Mandy Sisson says the Seedsters are positive examples of true friends who display unconditional love. “I think that’s one of the most rewarding parts about this job,” Sisson says. “Maybe the Seedsters didn’t have as many social activities outside of their special-education classes, and maybe they were drug around to brothers and sisters’ games and ballet recitals and things. Then they come to The Mustard Seed, and because of our ceramics program and the ways that we integrate them into the community, I think that they really get to shine.” Visit — Alyssa Bass

For more information, visit —Dustin Cardon

WINNER: Best Non-Profit Organization

Address: 1085 Luckney Road, Brandon, MS 39047

Phone number: 601-992-3556

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