CINCINNATI--Matthew 25: Ministries, a top-ranked international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, OH is pleased to acknowledge corporate donors nationwide that represent the pinnacle of responsible corporate environmental stewardship through the Green Giving program. These corporations work throughout the year with Matthew 25: Ministries to rescue, recycle, reuse and repurpose millions of pounds of excess products, saving these products from the landfill, protecting our environment and helping millions of people throughout the US and worldwide each year.
Commercial and industrial waste is a significant portion of solid waste. American industrial facilities generate and dispose of approximately 7.6 billion tons of industrial solid waste each year, according to the EPA. Reducing, reusing, recycling and repurposing excess products can have an enormous impact on our environment. With the help of corporate donors like Cintas, Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses more than 15,000,000 pounds of these corporate excess products each year.
Corporate donations are evaluated, categorized and processed at Matthew 25: Ministries’ 168,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati, OH. The products are then redistributed to partner organizations in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the US and around the world. Responsibly recycled products from generous corporate donors like Cintas impacted the lives of approximately 20,000,000 people in 2016.
Matthew 25: Ministries has developed the Green Giving Guidelines as a way of acknowledging these product donors for their exceptional level of corporate and environmental responsibility. Corporate donors like Cintas that meet the standards of the Green Giving Guidelines have demonstrated an extraordinary level of environmental stewardship. Corporate donors receive a display certificate and the opportunity to display the Green Giving Seal. The Green Giving Guidelines include the following standards:
• Donate product multiple times per year to Matthew 25: Ministries.
• Donate a significant amount of product based on company size, location and/or capacity.
• Demonstrate an overall commitment towards minimizing corporate waste.
• Demonstrate outstanding corporate citizenship by repurposing corporate excess for humanitarian work.
Matthew 25: Ministries also recognizes “Extra Mile Corporations” – smaller corporations that may donate a smaller volume per year but work tirelessly to ensure that Matthew 25: Ministries receives the maximum donation the company has to offer. Qualifying retail/thrift stores are evaluated using different guidelines and receive a window decal indicating their support of Matthew 25 and dedication to environmental stewardship.
The Green Giving Guidelines are designed to promote, encourage and reward corporate environmental responsibility, values and attitudes; acknowledge participating corporations’ willingness to act responsibly and applaud the enormous impact their actions have on the environment and on people in need.
ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES: Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses more than 15,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products a year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of approximately 20,000,000 individuals throughout the United States and around the world. Over 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 is highly ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among almost 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25: Ministries appears in the "Philanthropy 400" listing of America's Top Charities and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards". For more information, contact Joodi Archer at Matthew 25: Ministries (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.
ABOUT CINTAS: Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers' image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.