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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. Additionally, Matthew 25: Ministries is committed to fulfilling Matthew 25:40 by educating the public on the conditions and needs of the “least of these” and by providing resources for action. "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! In 2020, with the generous support of our volunteers and donors, Matthew 25: Ministries distributed approximately 19 million pounds of aid (over 940 truckloads - the most we’ve ever shipped in a single year) and helped over 23 million people (the most we’ve ever helped in a single year). These shipments included approximately 6.5 million pounds of COVID relief supplies distributed to more than 1,300 unique groups across 46 states as well as Washington,D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.. THANK YOU for being a part of our work! Since shipping our first truckload in 1991, Matthew 25: Ministries has distributed: Over 12,500 truckloads of aid Weighing over 250,000,000 pounds Valued at over $2,500,000,000

Target demographics: Disaster victims, pregnant women and mothers with newborn infants, orphaned children, children and families recovering from abuse, 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: More than 20 million people throughout the US and 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. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries ships more than 15 million pounds of aid to partners throughout the US and around the world.

Community Stories

184 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 Ministries is such a wonderful organization helping so many near and far. We have been lucky to support M25M with product donations for many years. We always know our products donations of soap and hygiene products are bring used in the most impactful way to the neediest of all. Thank you for all the great work you do M25M to serve people during hard times.

1 Carol V.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Matthew 25: Ministries is an outstanding organization. You can be assured your donations are going where they are needed. I've never seen an organization more focused or responsive in getting the assistance where it is needed across the globe.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 ministries has truly been a blessing to our children/teen ministry. Most of the children we minister to come in our van ministry. They are mainly from a near by trailer park and have many needs. Most are from broken families. Living for grandparents or other family members. Many of the parents have several struggles and are not able to meet the children's needs. With the help of Matthew 25 we are able to provide a cooked lunch for our lunch and and lesson program. On Wednesday evenings they are also able to provide a cooked meal after our church service for them and we provide breakfast for them on Sunday Mornings. Any left over items are sent home to help each family. In addition to the children/teens from time to time we are also able to help families in our church that maybe going through a hardship as well as helping any homebound that are in need. Again Thank You so very much for helping us to help others.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 Ministries always goes above and beyond to help those in need. During the COVID pandemic, they came to the rescue of many poor communities by donating all kinds of household sanitary products, masks, and protective gear. They travelled to distant locations in Ohio (Cleveland) and abroad (Nicaragua) to help those of us in greatest need. The companies and organizations that support their work are helping ten-fold. We are grateful to them for all that they do!

Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Dr. Mike Staudinger and I am employed as an ER physician in a rural hospital in central Wisconsin. I have been affiliated with Matthew: 25 Ministries for 30 years and have served on the board for 22 years. I essentially have grown up with these folks and therefore am in a position to give an informed opinion as to how they operate. In short, they walk the walk.
Over the years I have been on dozens of mission trips to developing nations with M25M. At times these involved disaster relief such as food, water, and clothing distribution, medical clinics, and building housing for earthquake victims. Other trips dealt with development work ranging from updating hospital wards and repairing schools, to supplying a hydroelectric generator so a remote village could have electricity, to building a community center. We helped start a dairy co-op with a group of Nicaraguan farmers and built a hotel in Haiti so missionaries could get safe food and sleep in a safe environment.
Where there is a need M25M finds a way to fill it, and all in a third world setting which is inherently unpredictable due to uncooperative governments, unreliable transportation, and questionable ( often nonexistent) supply chains. This is accomplished by a seasoned administration with a clarity of purpose and a staff with a dedication to mission who consistently meet and exceed challenges with integrity, patience, and grace. God has truly blessed the efforts of M25M and I am blessed to be a small part of it.

Donor

Rating: 5

My team and I partner with Matthew 25 Ministries on a monthly basis to provide them with any personal care products that our facility may have that are not sellable due to scratch/dent. M25M is able to ensure these items are distributed to individuals in need. This could be people who are less fortunate or victims of a disaster. M25M supports the less fortunate and will always go out of their way to help in any way possible. We coordinate with them on scheduling trucks to pickup from our location. They will also unload our re-usable containers and return them to us. Everyone we have worked with are always very friendly and professional. They seem to have a special calling and find it easy to go out of their way to help you when needed. The facility is proud that we are able to be a small part in helping others. We have had several individuals also do volunteer work with M25M and were very happy and proud to be able to help out others in need. I am proud to have such an amazing partner to work with to be able to help assist others in need. We are happy to continue donating products and volunteering our time to assist in any way possible. I highly recommend to partner with them if you are interesting in giving in any way possible.

Donor

Rating: 5

We partner with Matthew 25 Ministries on a monthly basis to provide them with supplies such as glue, tape, super glue and various hand and foot creams. They will then send those items to the less fortunate and those who were victims of a disaster. M25M does a great job of supporting the less fortunate and will always go out of their way to help. They are always willing to send a truck to pickup from us when needed or even accept one of our trucks at the last minute to ensure they have product to be able to help someone. The people who work there are always very friendly and go out of their way to help you when needed. I am proud to be able to work with and donate product to them to help those in need. They are a true inspiration and show how much they really care about the community and people in need. Thank you for all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matthew 25: Ministries Inc. Is sent from above, they have helped so many individuals, organizations, and agencies. In Cleveland, Ohio alone they have serviced many in need from PPE equipment and hygiene products at a dire need in time for families. I was contacted by board member Jeanette Hanna- Ruiz to make sure Covid-19 testing was accessible to black and brown communities that were being overlooked initially when testing became available. Multiple testing sites were arranged simultaneously at three agencies for the same day. Cars were lined up around corners, because individuals wanted some relief from fear that was pushed into their homes on a daily basis by television. The added supplies of basic toiletries and safety equipment was accepted readily. Thank You Matthew 25: Ministries Inc. from all the families you helped. Their generosity continued and partnerships were formed with community stakeholders that had the capability to store and continue to give out needed supplies, i.e Catholic Charities and Cleveland Public Libraries, and many others.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Matthew 25: Ministries Inc has done incredible work helping communities recover from disasters and providing direct assistance to people experiencing poverty around the world. Their dedication and commitment to their mission has helped save countless lives and provided critical assistance that promotes long-term sustainability.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of witnessing the efforts of Matthew 25: Ministries in Nicaragua. This direct action and care has and is making a huge impact upon the communities there. Their emergency and crisis care are among the best, but for me seeing the ongoing education and health outreach reflected in the faces of children is priceless. They allow persons to better themselves and their communities, in short they are sowing the fields with love and hope is blooming.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Somos una ONG denominada ACTIVOS POR UN MUNDO SOLIDARIO, ubicada en Diriamba. Trabajamos con personas con diversidad funcional. Hemos trabajado en muchas ocasiones con DIVIF, una ONG situada en la zona rural de Diriamba, el Paso Real y con la que colabora Matthew 25: Ministries Inc. Hemos sido testigos del trabajo que se ha realizado en el Paso Real durante todos estos años y hemos llevado a estudiantes de prácticas europeos que han estado en los proyectos que lleva adelante DIVIF en el paso Real y en comunidades colindantes ,
Es increíble la labor que esta asociación ha realizado durante tantos años y las numerosas colaboraciones con otras organizaciones e instituciones, como centros de salud y hospitales.
DIVIF nos ha ayudado en diversos momentos y en cubrir necesidades en momentos determinado, con donaciones de materiales, muebles realizados con los estibadores en los talleres laborales del programa, productos textiles realizados en los talleres de costura y también con productos de las huertas o de las granjas en las que trabajan. Durante la pandemia fuimos una de las organizaciones a las que DIVIF entregó marcarillas , realizadas en los talleres de costura. Esto fue muy importante para las personas usuarias de nuestros programas.
Agradecemos a Matthew 25: Ministries Inc , el apoyo que ha realizado en Diriamba a través de la organización DIVIF y felicitamos a esta organización a hecho un uso tan completo de las donaciones y materiales que reciben.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is committed to serving communities around the world. Their commitment in Central America, specifically Nicaragua, is longterm and serves as a model for how to work alongside local communities - listening to people and letting them lead. Recent examples of this collaborative work can be found when M25 worked tirelessly in the support of cloth masks for protection against the coronavirus, and when M25 brought much needed supplies to communities damaged by multiple storms and hurricanes in Nicaragua in 2020. I support M25M and hope you will too!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work done by Matthew 25: Ministires Inc and its volunteers has been life changing and life saving to so many people around the world. When I learn about where and how they are helping , I know that my financial contributions are being used in the best possible ways.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Through daily reports and pictures by a friend saw clearly how strategic and effective Matthew 25: Ministries Inc was in quickly mobilizing during floods in Nicaragua and reaching those most in need. Also witnessed the nonprofit's "all hands on" approach to help a local, historically-disadvantaged community build a school, stock it with donated computers, and begin computer classes. I travel widely through Africa and encounter many NGOs. This one is effective, efficient, and well managed.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Matthew 25 since its inception. What strikes me is how efficient Matthew 25 is. Very little money goes to administrative expenses and therefore most funds can go where there are needed in helping with disaster relief and humanitarian aid. From shipping medical supplies and durable consumer goods, production of prepackaged food, providing disaster relief and needed clothing, Matthew 25 has played a large role in alleviating the suffering in the world. I am privileged to be part of this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I received a call from a member of Matthew 25 Ministries during the early months of COVID 19 asking if the May Dugan Center located in the near westside of Cleveland would consider being a distribution site for Personal Protection Equipment/Supplies. Listening to her story about the many humanitarian things that Matthew 25 Ministries provides was impressive and in line with our own mission. It is heartwarming to know that M25M is committed to helping people across the world and throughout the United States that are desperately in need of basic human resources. M25M is certainly an example of what is needed to make our world a better and safer place for everyone. God Bless.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the absolute best experiences volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries. My all time favorite volunteer experience was when a team from work spent an afternoon together mixing paint. On top of being a great team building outing it was extremely rewarding to know that the paint that we were reblending would benefit projects for those in need here in the U.S. as well as in developing countries. I encourage others to volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries and look forward to my next opportunity to help.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

M25 has made such a great difference with their mission in Nicaragua. I've seen pictures of the work they are doing - supporting the community with initiatives, such as making thousands of masks for the pandemic, providing computers and computer literacy classes, and helping with local farmers. May their good work continue far into the future.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Pastor Jones and I have been involved with Matthew 25 Ministries for over 17 years. This is a world wide organization that no matter where the need doing natural disasters whether hurricanes; tornadoes; earthquakes; wildfires or flooding. They have responded in over 60 countries around the world and locally in the USA. It is amazing to see how the staff at Matthew 25 Ministries and the countless thousand of volunteers children & young and old from all different ethnicity and social economic background come together as one to help those who have been devastated through these disasters and in many cases have loss everything. Matthew 25 Ministries provide those in need with clothing, water, food, medical and personal care items. But most of all Matthew 25 Ministries and the staff & Volunteers show those who they help with Love & Compassion & Respect. What a great demonstration that God commands us "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself" Thanks Matthew 25 Ministries for all that you do! May God continue to use this organization as a beacon of light in this world.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with M25M for over 20 years. There work in Nicaragua, around the world and in the US has been transformational. In 2020, when much of the world was in the throes of Covid-19, M25M kept their "virtual doors" open. Helping people in new communities, focusing on communities of color and those disproportionately impacted by the virus; as well as partnering globally to get masks to those in need. All the while, they responded to disasters all over the world, including two hurricanes in Nicaragua, getting help to those in need. I can't imagine a world without M25M. Thank you for all you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Matthew 25: Ministries for over seven years. I started out by working about 16 -20 hours per week. Now that I've retired, I average probably about 20 hours per week , most of that by working from home due to COVID-19 since March. The work they do in helping the "poorest of the poor" and disaster victims is incredible. The leadership, staff and other volunteers I've worked with are very passionate about the ministry. I've also been a donor for several years. I like the fact that only a small fraction of their total cash and in-kind donations goes towards overhead and fundraising and that the rest goes into their programs. So if you are looking to support a great non-profit, either through volunteering or financially, I highly recommend Matthew 25: Ministries.

1 David W. D.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sterling silver transparency ratings drew us to and continue to give us confidence in the effective operation of Matthew 25 Ministries. Our faith in this charity greatly increased when we visited their operation.
Their readiness to respond to any worldwide catastrophe impressed.
David & Barbara
Their motto “We care for a hurting world with the things we throw away”

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past several years I have been fortunate enough to see Matthew 25 Ministries “in action” serving the neediest among us. Whether it be serving a school district in West Virginia through a day camp and much needed building repairs, feeding and clothing children in an orphanage in Haiti, fundraising events or product hand outs of much needed items in these uncertain times-the mission is clear: serving others who need it the most is always first and foremost . I can think of no better worthy cause than that of M25M. They are a blessing to our community not only here in Cincinnati but worldwide. I feel blessed that my family and I have been able to do a small part and participate in the great things they are doing .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I began volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries a few years ago and soon after applied for a job and began working there. Now, as a local singer in Cincinnati, I also recently partnered with them on a concert event raising awareness for COVID-19 safety, so I feel that I have first hand experience with how M25M works. The aspect that is special to Matthew 25 is the heart of its staff. Each member of the staff has a heart for the poorest of the poor and those in need all across the world. Their energy is spent on finding the most efficient and effective ways to help people in need while making real change in the communities they serve. Hand in hand with this personal service is professionalism. M25M knows exactly what their doing and executes their work in a trustworthy manner. I have full confidence that when I help out by donating my time (by volunteering) or donating my money, that it is going directly toward change.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an optometrist in the Cincinnati area. Several years ago M25M approached my partner and myself to travel to Haiti with them to provide vision care to people in and around Port-Au-Prince. We were accompanied by other physicians, volunteers, including my daughter, and staff fromM25M. The experience was incredible, but what impressed me the most was the relationships that the people from M25M had with the people of Haiti. The mutual love and respect for each other was so very obvious. Several months ago I was privileged to go on another trip. This time it was to a hurricane stricken part of the Bahamas and my son (also an optometrist) joined us on this trip. The overall experience was once again so great. M25M partnered with local churches to allow us to provide care to those in need. I never cease to be amazed how God has blessed this ministry, as M25M continues to care for people all over this world who are in need of help, when they need it the most!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 Ministries has been such an influential partner with our non-profit, A Kid Again. A Kid Again serves children who have life-threatening illnesses and their families. M25M have graciously hosted our Holiday Party for the last several years, which is one of the most amazing events I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. This event is our family's top rated Adventure of the year. But it doesn't stop there. M25M also came to our aide during the recent Covid-19 outbreak and provided PPE supplies to our families with medically frail children who were in desperate need of such items. They continued their support of A Kid Again this year by becoming a sponsor of our new program, Adventures in A Box, that will provide our families hours of fun throughout the summer since we are unable to meet in person during these times for our normally scheduled monthly Adventures. Matthew 25 Ministries is there for our families through the good and the bad and we are forever grateful for their dedication and service.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

M25M is an amazing organization, and I am very blessed to have worked with them on multiple occasions through medical Missions/disaster relief. They take great care of their volunteers and use every opportunity to show love and kindness to those in need. I have met and cared for so many wonderful people from around the world because of the work I have been able to do with M25. Apart from mission trips I have also had the joy of volunteering and participating in other events hosted by M25. The purpose of M25M is evident in the work they do for others.

AWeeks

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is amazing organization that serves locally here in the greater Cincinnati area but also all over the world. They have a stellar staff and teams of of volunteers who always put people first. Can't recommend them enough!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is an excellent organization. They are always ready and willing to be a blessing to our world by sending supplies to areas affected by natural disasters, by participating in community aid and development across the world, by offering a recycling program and so much more. As a special needs parent, I love how they welcome and create an inclusive environment for all who want to volunteer. And they regular hold events that support support amazing charities like the annual 'A Kid Again' Holiday Party.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Matthew25Ministries helped our family in a time of need. They handed out essential supplies during the recent covid19 crisis, some of which were hard to locate even for purchase, and our family desperately needed. Our local news here in Cincinnati made an announcement that they were handing out the supplies, along with free lunch!
I’m so grateful for their generosity; the whole experience was uplifting for me and my entire family. During difficult times, such small gestures can have large impacts on a family, a community, and the world.
If you’re considering volunteering or donating to a worthy organization, I highly recommend Matthew25Ministries.
Thank you!

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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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never encountered a more dedicated group of professionals in my life. The work they do for people across the world is life changing. Not to mention how well they take care of local communities in times of crisis. M25 has the best employees and I’ve been fortunate to foster friendships with many of them. The work they do is inspiring and I’m grateful to be a part of it.

Allison S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with Matthew 25: Ministeries for over 20 years. They are always a pleasure to work with and their passion to serve their community and beyond is inspiring. We are grateful for the opportunity to work closely together and value our relationship. Thank you Matthew 25 for all your good work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have worked with Matthew 25: Ministries for 15 years and I can personally attest to the incredible work they do with the poor and needy in the community as well as abroad. Our organization would not be able to do what we do without the love and support of Matthew 25 and for that we are forever grateful. It has been an immense pleasure working with and getting to know the incredible team behind Matthew 25.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25: Ministries is a blessing to work with, from admins to logistics!

Matthew 25: Ministries is doing God's work each and every day to get needed supplies to those in need, recovering from some of our worlds greatest natural and human caused disasters to date.

Survivors are able to receive necessary items in rescue and recovery mode. Everything from cleaning supplies and diapers to blankets and medical supplies, thanks to the ongoing work and support provided by M25M.

Angels Among Us is honored to continue to work with such a pleasant and efficient staff.

Julz
Founder - Angels Among Us



Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello, my company volunteers at M25M about 4 times a year and I can speak to the validity of the operations of this organization. Everyone in the warehouse is "getting their hands dirty" packaging personal care items for Countries and US Cities in need. For example, we folded and packaged about 500 hooded sweatshirts for those in need over in Haiti last time we volunteered. This is an awesome charity if you are interested in seeing real, immediate results from your investment.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

SOS American Foundation Inc. would like to express their utmost gratitude to Matthew 25: Ministries for the most positive experience of working together over the last 7 years.

Matthew 25: Ministries is an outstanding organization!

With their help we have been able to make tremendous contributions all over the world by delivering needed goods to the poorest of the poor. We have made great strides in helping these people have a better life.

As we worked together we have accomplished many goals and I am sure our cooperation will grow and strengthen in sharing God's love for the needy.




Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of attending a mission trip with Matthew 25 to Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricane in 2017. We were able to provide clinics and necessities to residents who did not have access otherwise. This organization was very organized and intentional with the efforts they provided. I am forever humbled from this experience with them. They are some of the most generous, caring, dedicated and genuine people I have had the honor of volunteering with. They are invested in providing aide to those in need not just locally but globally. Truly an amazing organization!

Ali Asbury P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 recently helped my Hospice organization by donating 3 pallets of clothing, toiletries and bottled water to homeless seniors that we were assisting in partnership with a local hospital. We were so grateful for their help and so were the recipients!

Rachel Lee T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I represent the Mason branch of my company, Cengage. in local volunteer efforts. Cengage employees of all backgrounds have been volunteering with Matthew 25: Ministries for a number of years and have nothing but positive things to say about the experience, staff, and good will of the organization. Matthew 25 continues to partner with us year after year and provide us quality information about their mission and events so our employees are always informed. I, personally, have not encountered a group with more enthusiasm for what they do.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our company has sent several groups to volunteer with Matthew 25. Not only do they make you feel completely welcome, they show you how your contribution makes a difference and what they are doing for communities all over the world. We are so grateful that we have such a wonderful organization in our community. They really show you the importance of helping others and the impact it has.

Bryan S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I signed up to volunteer for Matthew 25 in 2016 and have eagerly chosen this site each year because of the impact it has not only in the Cincinnati area but around the world. Matthew 25 responds to natural disasters and provides aide to people who are not able to assist themselves whether it's a result of poverty or an unforeseen act of nature. I strongly support this ministry because Matthew 25 welcomes all and provides opportunities to everyone no matter there age, or physical ability. Service brings people together and it amazes me each time I volunteer because the staff at Matthew 25 proudly tell the story of how it all started with Rev. Wendell Mettey and mission his trip to Nicaragua. It took one man's desire to make an impact in one community that has essentially helped so many people all over the globe. It took one willing heart and a lot of faith to build Matthew 25 to where it is today. You can feel the same faith, and passion to make a difference in all of Matthew 25 staff and fellow volunteers. If you desire to share in on this vision and want to see and understand where your volunteer hours go to then I highly recommend you stop by Matthew 25, the staff will be happy to see you and they welcome everyone with open arms.

Bryan Smith (Cincinnati, OH)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Matthew 25: Ministries does amazing work around the world to help those in need, whether due to a natural disaster or areas severely impoverished. As our family hears stories on the news about neighborhoods hit by several weather, we know that the time we spent their volunteering will directly be helping those families. The staff that coordinates the volunteers couldn't be nicer and more welcoming. I would absolutely recommend if you are looking for a nonprofit to support whether through time or donations that you support Matthew 25: Ministries and their great work.

Jennifer Michels, Volunteer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for Matthew 25: Ministries through several different corporate organizations over the past 20+ years. Matthew 25: Ministries is special to me because they truly embrace a culture of service and humanitarianism. Touring their facility - or better yet - volunteering at Matthew 25 allows you to experience first hand the good they are doing for those in need. It is a world-class international relief organization. But I think that which enables Matthew 25 to stand apart from the multitude of other quality nonprofits is their people. From their volunteers, to their full time staff, and all the way up to their senior management and board of directors - Matthew 25 is represented by countless quality individuals who all share one common goal: to provide relief and assistance to those in need.

Tom P.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Matthew 25 on multiple occasions helping thier emergency support team and they truly are inspiring and was so awesome teaming up with them. The work and help they provide is top notch. It was great to be part of such an amazing team of people driven to help .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Partnership With Native Americans has been working with Mathew 25: Ministries for roughly 20 years. Their organization is wonderful, second to none. They support our efforts as we serve the immediate needs on reservations we work. They are truly a blessing for PWNA.
Thank you, Mathew 25: Ministries

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!

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 is top notch organization that continuously strives to help others. Matthew 25 provides support to the Barbour County School system in West Virginia. School supplies are sent to us several times a year through their organization. These supplies are greatly appreciated due to our low socio economic status. They also spent a week at Junior Elementary School making improvements to our school. A camp was held during that week that got students involved in academics and fun activities.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Matthew 25 was a blessing and invaluable asset to our school. The volunteers provided the students with a wonderful experience that they would not have had otherwise. In addition, the volunteers helped paint the school, as well as helped in other ways