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Matthew 25: Ministries Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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

153 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

AWeeks

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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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.

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.

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!

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