MATTHEW 25 OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES ON GIVING TUESDAY AND
EVERY DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HELP THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD
NOVEMBER 27, 2018 Cincinnati, OH – After the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over, many turn to Giving Tuesday as a way to give back to their community. Matthew 25: Ministries, international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization in Cincinnati, OH would like to invite you to share with your viewers ways they can give back through Matthew 25 on Giving Tuesday, November 27th or at any time throughout the holiday season. Matthew 25 offers opportunities for individuals and groups, businesses and organizations to give back in the way that works best for them – by volunteering at our Blue Ash location, by donating products or by making a financial contribution. Matthew 25: Ministries provides support to more than 60 partners in our local community of Greater Cincinnati, to partners throughout the United States, and to over 60 countries around the world.
Volunteer – Matthew 25 provides a hands-on experience that offers volunteers an education, an active experience and a sense of deep satisfaction and accomplishment when finished. Matthew 25 is proud to be a place where people of all ages, ethnicities, cultures and religious beliefs can come together and work for the common purpose of helping those in need. Volunteers are the heart of our ministry. Matthew 25 welcomes volunteers 6 days a week at their Blue Ash facility. Matthew 25 welcomed more than 71,000 volunteers who donated over 174,000 hours of time in 2017. For every hour a person volunteers at Matthew 25: Ministries, they help approximately 125 people around the world.
Our volunteer hours are:
Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM
Monday – Thursday Evenings 4:30 PM -7:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM (Prescheduled Groups. To schedule a group email Gracie Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday 1 PM – 3 PM Walk-In Volunteers
*Please note that there are some days during the holiday season when volunteer opportunities will be restricted or canceled due to special events.
Donate product – an extensive list of accepted items is available on Matthew 25’s website www.m25m.org. Purchase items while shopping for holiday gifts, clean out closets or organize a collection at a business, school or church. If interested in supporting disaster relief, a list of suggested item categories can be found on Matthew 25’s Wildfire webpage. We are currently providing aid to help the victims of the California wildfires. We have sent three truckloads of aid so far and our Disaster Response Team is preparing to deploy to help those in need.
Donate finances – Matthew 25: Ministries accepts cash, credit card and online donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ location also offers an international Market filled with unique crafts and gifts from locations Matthew 25: Ministries serves. Shop for unusual, one of a kind gifts for your holiday giving. Additionally, Matthew 25 hosts an annual Family Holiday Bash on December 9th creating a fabulous Winter Wonderland with candy-covered Christmas trees, laser tag, photo stations, crafts, food and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Meet hometown heroes and storybook characters, play arcade games, giant board games, wander through the candy forest and greet Santa in his workshop.
Matthew 25: Ministries distributes over 16,000,000 pounds of 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 accepts cash, credit card and online donations for ongoing disaster aid and humanitarian relief programs. All designated funds are used for the purpose intended. Matthew 25 is highly ranked for financial performance, accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator (more than 99% of cash and in-kind donations go toward programs) and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the Wise Giving Alliance Standards. For the most up-to-date information about Matthew 25: Ministries’ humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts or to schedule an interview please contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor at (513) 793-6256 or visit their website at www.m25m.org. Follow Matthew 25: Ministries on Facebook facebook.com/m25m.org, Pinterest pinterest.com/m25m/, Instagram instagram.com/m25m_org and Twitter twitter.com/M25M_org.
ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 16,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes’ list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked of approximately 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the “Wise Giving Alliance Standards”. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Joodi Archer or Mary Tignor at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.Return to Press Center