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Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

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Causes: International

Mission: The mission of Matthew 25: Ministries is to fulfill Matthew 25:34-40 by providing nutritional food to the hungry, clean water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, shelter to the homeless, medical care to the ill, and humanitarian supplies to prisoners. "As you did it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:40).

Results: Thank you to everyone who supports Matthew 25: Ministries' work with the poorest of the poor and disaster victims! With the generous support of our volunteers and donors, Matthew 25 distributed record-breaking amounts of humanitarian aid to the poorest of the poor in our community, our country and our world in 2017. THANK YOU for being a part of our work! To date: Over 10,000 truckloads of aid Over 200,000,000 pounds of aid

Target demographics: pregnant women and mothers with newborn infants, orphaned, abused and battered children, low-income and at risk youth, active and veteran military, the homeless, the extremely poor, the under- and malnourished and the elderly.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 22,000,000 people worldwide

Geographic areas served: Local community, nationally, internationally

Programs: Through the "Caring For a Needy World With the Things We Throw Away" program, Matthew 25: Ministries distributes clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, school supplies, food and beverages, household supplies, cleaning products, reblended paint and micro-enterprise supplies each year through projects targeted to specific regions and needs. Matthew 25 seeks to address the comprehensive problems of severe poverty worldwide by fostering an environment where individuals can utilize assistance to take steps toward a more sustainable future for themselves and their communities. Matthew 25: Ministries programs fall into four major categories: Humanitarian Aid Distribution – providing basic necessities, lifestyle and living improvements, educational enhancements and micro-enterprise opportunities to the poorest of the poor. Disaster Relief Services – providing short and long-term relief, recovery and rebuilding support to disaster victims and areas suffering from catastrophic disasters. Manufacturing – producing, repurposing or reusing donated products and supplies to further enhance distribution activities by increasing supplies of high-demand or high-need items such as paint, notebooks, pencils, sanitary supplies and medicine receptacles. Special Programs – developing unique programs that enhance or enrich the activities described above such as the construction of new housing, the provision of clean water sources, the rebuilding or construction of schools or support for health and medical programs.

Community Stories

139 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 13 and 11 year old sons and I got the opportunity to travel with Matthew 25 to help the people of Haiti. This was both of my sons first time on a trip like this. What a great experience it was for them and for me. We were able to see firsthand the work that Matthew 25 is doing in Haiti. We were so thankful to be there and have the opportunity to play with the children in the orphanage, as well as help with hand-outs to some of the factory workers in the city.

During our entire time with the team, we felt very safe, and very wall cared for. The travel and lodging accommodations were very comfortable. The guides / guards were extremely friendly.

This is a trip that we will all remember for a long time. It really opened up our eyes to the living conditions of people in other parts of the world. It also got us excited to find additional opportunities to help the people in this world that are in need.

Thanks Matthew 25!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Belington Elementary would like to thank you for all your hard work. Belington Elementary School students came back to a beautiful building thanks to Matthew 25 and Volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A devoted, well-managed charity that I support financially and contribute my time when I can. Probably the best non-profit I've ever been associated wth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had previously dropped off donations to M25M but had never volunteered time until last Friday. My wife, Kathy, grandaughter, Loren Cook, and I worked about 4 hours helping sort and load donations bound for Hurricane Harvey victims. Loren has worked several times and wanted to help so Kathy and I decided to tag along. It was a very rewarding experience to say the least. Your leader employees were very professional and kind. Meeting other volunteers and people arriving with loads of donations was very exhilarating. We will definitely be back to help.

Carol G.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work with a group of Cincinnati AARP volunteers. We help out once a month at Matthew 25 Ministries. From the moment you walk in the door, you can see they're doing great things.

We participate in a different activity each time we go. We've helped unload and sort donations for hurricane victims. We've sorted pill containers, clothing, food, household items, and more.

I know our contributions seem small sometimes, but each volunteer who works there is doing a small part to get food, clothing, medical supplies and other necessities to people who need them all over the world. #AARPCincyvolunteers

HollyM

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that truly makes strategic decisions to help those in need across the world! I had the opportunity to work side by side the M25M leadership team during a recent mission trip to Haiti. Not only do they help provide the basic necessities for those in need, but also strive to develop individuals so they can make a bigger impact on their community. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer for such a worthwhile, impactful organization as Matthew 25: Ministries!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Recently had the amazing opportunity to volunteer with this group in Haiti. As a former social worker, I can tell you first hand that this organization focuses on working from the right end of every issue they tackle. Hand ups not handouts, job skills training, and a focus on accountability with every group they serve, are just a few of the ways this nonprofit makes real and lasting change. The scale and broad scope of their global impact is a testament to their effectiveness as an organization. It was an honor and a privilege to serve beside them.

Lynn D.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever wonder where your items or money goes when you donate to a Charity? You can rest assured at Matthew 25 Ministries everything and anything you donate is utilized to help others. I was able to Volunteer in Haiti and see first hand the difference they are making impacting the lives of adults and children. It is a true blessing to be part of a Charity that lives up to it's name.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

M25 is an amazing organization! I was recently lucky enough to spend a few days in Haiti with them as a volunteer. It was life changing experience, not only for me but for the children in the orphanage. M25 is giving these children the tools to create a brighter future not only for themselves but their community as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

M25M embodies everything a non-profit should be! Totally devoted to it's mission to help the poorest of the poor it seems that everyone there - staff and volunteers alike gain real satisfaction in their contributions and greatly enjoy knowing the impact of their collective work. Over 99% of in-kind gifts of money and goods go to those it exists to those in need that it exists to serve. It is my non-profit of choice for donations as I know it gets applied as I would wish. Volunteering there, as we do, makes us feel like part of a caring family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have such a wonderful and empowering time whenever I'm there. It's amazing to see all the hard work the volunteers and staff put in and how far they reach out.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We are so glad and thankful to have the Matthew 25 program at Junior Elementary! The coats, camp, supplies, and work that was done this summer was amazing. Thank you so much for the impact you have made on our students and community!

Carman L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of volunteering with M25M at the warehouse, for the Kid Again party, and part of a Medical Mission Trip to Haiti and Puerto Rico. Every time I show up, I am greeted warming and feel appreciated for the time and job that I perform. I appreciate that at the warehouse I can bring my family to help serve as well. As a Medical professional I am able to participate in Medical Relief efforts and see first hand how they treat everyone with dignity, respect and compassion in their time of need. I have volunteered with many organizations in the past but I hope that I will be able to volunteer with M25M for many years to come.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They have provided supplies for our school and our families. This summer they presented a wonderful camp and the volunteers painted and helped clean up our school. Last week they came and gave each child in our school coats, hats, gloves and scarves. My kindergarten students could not have been happier. It was touching to see how much this gift meant to these five year olds. They provide a positive vibe when they step into our school. I appreciate their energy and selfless giving.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 has been a God send to our small school! They provided labor this summer as they helped us paint and clean (with our small staff, having their muscle was very important and time saving). They also ran a two-week camp which served many of our students in grades K-4; and our kids LOVED it!! Most recently, they delivered coats, scarves, hats, and gloves to EVERY child at Junior Elementary School. The coats were beautiful (an inside jacket to be worn on cool days and a heavier outer coat for cold weather). The scarves were hand made for EACH child. The hats and gloves are new and attractive. Each child in our school received the brand-new coat of their choice! These were not hand-me-downs, not used from Heart and Hand or the Salvation Army. I cannot tell you what a difference a brand new coat, hand made scarf, new hat and gloves makes in the life of a child who does not normally receive new items. Thank you, Matthew 25! Charla Reger, Teacher

Mark L.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love the passion that this organization has to obey God's heart to care for the poor! My church volunteers here regularly, and I'm always grateful and blessed to be a part of this ministry!

Leah W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is a great ministry that helps so many. My daughter & I both really enjoyed volunteering & seeing everything that goes into their day to day & all they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond in their commitment to serving those in need locally and globally. I am continually in awe of how many different ways they meet the needs of people around the world and also how they engage the local community. Their staff is very professional and personable and everything they do is done with excellence. I can't speak highly enough of Matthew 25: Ministries!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of my favorite things about Matthew 25 is that they have an incredible impact both locally and globally. Their ministry is multi-faceted - they provide aid and relief in so many different ways and are always coming up with new methods to help people in need. From my experience, everything they do is done efficiently and with excellence. Their staff is passionate about their work and they do an incredible job of organizing volunteers in order to make an even greater impact!

Donor

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is an excellent nonprofit! They are always ready to respond with to help those in need, to provide supplies and to spread love. I've always been so impressed with the many way they reach out locally and all over the world. I regularly donate and will continue to do so.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with Matthew 25: Ministries since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. I have had the privilege of serving as a nurse on the medical team multiple times since then.
I encourage everyone to donate, volunteer or work with Matthew 25 in any capacity that they are able. I can attest that 100% of the donations are used for their intended purpose.
I value that this organization assists both in the US and abroad.
I have personally witnessed orphans in Haiti flourish with proper housing, education, nutrition, health care and the like; all provided by the Matthew 25 staff and volunteers.
I consider donating and volunteering for this organization as some of the most fulfilling experiences of my life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot think of a better nonprofit organization than Matthew 25: Ministries. I had the honor of getting involved with this organization after the tragic earthquake in Haiti in February, 2010. Since that time, I have been an active part of their Medical Mission Team as a volunteer. I have been treated with professionalism and respect throughout all of my experiences. I have heard nothing but positive responses from other people who have had contact with Matthew 25 as well. I am most impressed by this organizations efficiency and ability to effectively use 99% cash and in-kind donations toward their programs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 Ministries in Blue Ash, Ohio is an amazing nonprofit organization!
Our community always comes together to volunteer for them year round, but especially when disaster strikes.
Wherever and whenever there are people in need, M25M is there to help.
Sending supplies to hurricane devastated cities and towns. Something as simple as clean clothes with Tide Loads of Hope is just one of many selfless labors M25M provides.
Even traveling abroad to poverty stricken regions to provide life saving vaccinations to those in need.
I have never seen severe weather strike, and not had an immediate response from the great people at Matthew 25 Ministries!
Thank you for all that you do!