July 17, 2012
Chamber member Matthew 25: Ministries takes Nonprofit of the Year award
Matthew 25: Ministries, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the US, and around the world, was awarded the Nonprofit of the Year award at the Chamber's May 10 Small Business Excellence Awards. Matthew 25 operates by rescuing and reusing excess products from corporation and manufacturers, helping those individuals in need and protecting the environment at the same time.
Through their "Caring For a Needy World With the Things We Throw Away" program, Matthew 25: Ministries distributes 13 million pounds of clothing, medical supplies, personal care items, school supplies, and more. Joodi Archer, Community Liaison for the organization says, "Matthew 25 seeks to address the comprehensive problems of severe poverty domestically and worldwide by fostering an environment where individuals can utilize assistance to take steps toward a more sustainable future for themselves and their communities."
In 2011, Matthew 25: Ministries not only celebrated 20 years of service, they also made the decision to join the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Archer noted: "The Chamber's recognition of our work adds value and credibility to our accomplishments locally, nationally and around the world." And the Chamber is not the only one to acknowledge the outstanding work: Matthew 25 was recently ranked #1 on Forbes' list of the 20 most efficient large charities in the US, and #1 on Charity Navigator's list of 4-star charities. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber congratulates member company Matthew 25: Ministries on all their recent achievements, and is proud to have named them Nonprofit of the Year.