Special Programs

Making a Long-Term Impact

In addition to providing ongoing humanitarian aid and catastrophic disaster relief, Matthew 25: Ministries works with partners to develop a number of special programs designed to meet targeted needs throughout the world.

These programs address critical life-sustaining or life-improving problems and include the care and treatment of birth defects, skill-development and microenterprise programs, educational enhancement, long-term disaster recovery and capacity building.

Our special programs have a life-changing impact on the individual beneficiaries and the entire community.

Learn About Our Programs

Fresh Food Program

Matthew 25: Ministries has expanded our local food distributions to provide fresh food, as well as additional shelf-stable food, to food pantries, shelters, and feeding centers that assist underserved populations throughout Greater Cincinnati. The Fresh Food Program receives approximately 20 pallets of fresh or nonperishable food per week for distribution to local partners to supplement the great and essential work they are doing in our community. Approximately 1,500 – 1,700 families benefit from this program weekly.

Microenterprise Program

Through our micro-enterprise program, young women at an orphanage in Haiti learn new life skills that help them develop a sense of self-worth and business skills that will better prepare them for employment. When the girls leave the orphanage, they will have funds to help begin their adult lives, as well as knowledge of how to invest profits, save earnings, and how to craft quality work.

Beekeeping Program

The beekeeping program provides funding for beekeepers in Nicaragua to enhance and expand their beekeeping farms, thus enabling them to generate higher family incomes. This program also includes a money-management and re-investment component.

Clubfoot Program

Matthew 25: Ministries supports the reduction of clubfoot in Nicaragua using the Ponseti Method, an effective, non-surgical treatment that makes it possible to inexpensively address the issue of clubfoot. Founder and President Rev. Mettey was born with clubfoot, so this program is especially important to him.

Community Development Program

In conjunction with on-the-ground partners, Matthew 25: Ministries participates in community development projects around the world. Projects include building new homes and residential latrines; upgrading existing homes with more substantial, weather-tight construction; installing wells, water filters, hand pumps or individual spigots that provide clean drinking water; and building new school facilities for students who had been learning under tattered canvas tents.

Greenhousing Program

The greenhousing program helps participants achieve sustainability in 3 to 5 years by creating, through the greenhouses, ideal conditions for them to grow non-traditional crops of cherry tomatoes and bell peppers.  This project also involves a money-management and re-investment component.

Grow Right Program

Grow Right is a ground-breaking supplement developed by world-renowned nutritional chemist Dr. Haile Mehansho. Grow Right contains 11 essential micronutrients that are formulated in a way that allows for maximum absorption, helping the children who drink this product to experience drastic improvements in their overall health and school performance.

English Language Program

Matthew 25: Ministries has developed an English language program, which benefits young women at an orphanage we support in Haiti. Students who perform well in the English program will have enhanced opportunities to acquire good jobs when they leave the orphanage.

Recycling Program

Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 14,500,000 pounds of products each year. These products include clothing, food, personal care products, cleaning products, medical supplies, educational materials and latex paint. Donated products are processed and packaged for shipment at Matthew 25: Ministries’ over 200,000 square-foot facility in Blue Ash.