Matthew 25 Ministries is a faith-based initiative that provides food, clean water and clothing to the poor, as well as shelter to the homeless and humanitarian aid to prisoners. They do this by receiving overstock, slightly damaged, or obsolete materials from partnership agencies. They process the materials in a warehouse and then ship goods all over the world and throughout the United States. On top of that, they send an impressive $45 of goods for every $1 donated. They are helping the poorest of the poor locally, regionally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25 Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, micro-enterprise supplies and disaster relief across the US and worldwide. The people they help are not receiving a handout, but a helping hand. According to them, it is only when a person’s most basic needs are met that one can become self reliant. Because of this belief, Matthew 25: Ministries has always placed an emphasis on education, job creation and providing aid to children.