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The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana honored with CareSource’s Community Impact Award and $5,000

November 7th, 2023 | 3 min read

(Fishers, IN – Nov. 7, 2023) – The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana, a furniture bank serving the Central Indiana community, has been recognized with the Community Impact award from CareSource, a nationally recognized managed care entity.

"We are deeply honored to receive the CareSource Community Impact award and the accompanying grant,” said Rex Bennett, executive director of The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana. "This recognition not only reaffirms our unwavering commitment to serving those in need but also highlights the invaluable support we receive from our community of donors and volunteers. Together, we are transforming lives and creating a lasting impact."

The CareSource Community Impact award, accompanied by a $5,000 grant, acknowledges The Mustard Seed's outstanding dedication to providing like-new and gently used furniture to families and individuals in need. By offering essential household furnishings, The Mustard Seed empowers recipients to regain their dignity and self-esteem, setting them on a path toward a brighter future.

The Mustard Seed’s commitment to their mission has been instrumental in positively impacting the lives of over 700 individuals and families in 2022 alone. Through their extensive network of donors, The Mustard Seed collects a wide range of furniture items, including couches, tables, mattresses, dressers, and more, ensuring that every donation finds a meaningful new home.

"We are proud to support Mustard Seed’s commitment to restoring dignity and hope to families and individuals facing adversity” said Steve Smitherman, president of CareSource Indiana. “Their mission aligns perfectly with our goal of promoting holistic well-being, as they provide not just furniture, but a crucial foundation for a better life. By turning houses into homes, The Mustard Seed exemplifies the transformative power of community support and compassion."


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CareSource representatives presented The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana with a Community Impact Award and $5,000 check.

About The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana

The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana is driven by a profound mission: to rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have endured disasters, personal tragedies, or other adversities by providing them with essential household furnishings. Our organization derives its name and inspiration from the potent message of Matthew 17:20, emphasizing the immense power that even the tiniest seed of faith holds. We envision a Central Indiana community characterized by growth and sustainability, and we are committed to achieving this vision one person and one family at a time. Through our endeavors, we aim to transcend mere shelter, turning houses into warm, inviting homes that instill a sense of belonging and stability. For further information about The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana, please visit