Product Donations

Every Item Makes a Difference

Help those in need by donating new or slightly used items to Matthew 25: Ministries. We accept product donations from corporations, organizations and individuals nationwide, including items that are misprinted, slightly damaged, over-stocked or gently used. These donations are sorted in our warehouse and then redistributed to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims in the United States and around the world.

We are in need of gently used clothing, non-perishable food, school supplies, and more! For recommended items to donate, please read the list of supplies we ship below. For information on donating pill bottles, please review our guidelines.

Don’t see your item? Give us a call at (513)793-6256. Due to the enormous variety of items we accept, we cannot make a conclusive list.

Please note that when dropping off product donations, we may be closed for some holidays and special events. Please reference our holiday hours or call ahead to check on upcoming closures.

Individual Donations

Help Matthew 25: Ministries provide aid to those in need by donating new or slightly used items. Donated goods are sorted and processed in our facility and then redistributed to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and to more than 40 countries around the world.

Benefits of Donating:

  • Tax deductions and savings
  • Reducing your environmental footprint
  • Helping those in need around the world

We ship a wide variety of products. Check out the ‘Type of Products We Accept’ section below for examples of items we accept. Donations may be dropped off at our facility in Blue Ash, Ohio Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM and Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM. Get directions.

Individual Tax Information:

Matthew 25: Ministries is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Items donated to Matthew 25: Ministries (clothing, toys, etc.) are generally deductible at an amount equal to the fair market value of the item. It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the fair market value of these donations. The IRS requires the donor to have varying levels of documentation depending on the type and value of the gift. Please refer to the current IRS regulations for additional information regarding the deductibility of financial and product donations to 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information, please visit the IRS website.

Corporate Donations

We want what you throw away. Donate returned, overstocked, slightly damaged, off-spec, or other distressed products (in bulk or package form). Corporate product donations are key to helping Matthew 25: Ministries reach more than 20 million people in need each year.

Benefits of Corporate Giving:

  • Significant tax savings
  • Reduce warehousing and handling costs
  • Avoid expense and environmental impact of landfilling or incinerating unwanted product
  • Avoid loss of market share
  • Simplify the process of product disposal
  • Display a positive corporate image

Contact our corporate donations team to discover how you and your company can help the poor. We will work directly with your company to develop a customized program to fit your goals and desired participation level.  Email info@m25m.org or call (513)793-6256.

Corporate Tax Information:

Section 170(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code allows corporations an additional tax deduction when they donate their inventory to 501(c)(3) humanitarian relief organizations such as Matthew 25: Ministries. The total deduction equals the donor corporation’s cost of the inventory as shown in their accounting records plus one-half the difference between fair market value of the donated inventory and the donor corporation’s cost. The total deduction cannot exceed twice the cost of the inventory items.

Donor’s cost + 0.5(market value – donor’s cost) = Total Deduction

The donor corporation can only claim this additional deduction for inventory items, not for capital items such as equipment. Also, the donor corporation cannot have already written the items completely off of their books. The donor corporation must obtain a statement from the charity that the use of the donated property meets the requirements of Section 170(e)(3). Matthew 25: Ministries furnishes the required documentation to the donor corporation. Contact ajshapiro@m25m.org for additional information.