Matthew 25: Ministries' volunteers sort donations to send to Japan

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Matthew 25: Ministries is continuing to gather supplies to send to Japan, after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country last week.

Today at their headquarters at 11060 Kenwood Road, they will be sorting donations and making personal care kits to send to Japan.

Volunteers will be at the building from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this afternoon.

If you would like to help but don't have time to volunteer, you can make the following donations:

  • First Aid Supplies - bandages, tape, gauze, antibiotic ointment, orthopedic braces, etc.
  • Medical Supplies - catheters, sutures, syringes, surgical gloves, surgical bandages, etc.
  • Hospital Supplies - hospital linens, drapes, scrubs, patient gowns, bedding, etc.
  • Personal Care Products - shampoo, soap, lotions, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.
  • School Supplies - paper, pens, pencils, crayons, folders, envelopes, backpacks, etc.
  • Cleaning Supplies - soap, laundry detergent, all purpose cleaners, buckets, sponges, etc.
  • New and Gently Used Clothing - for men, women, children, and infants
  • New Shoes - for men, women, children, and infants
  • New and Gently Used Home Goods - blankets, towels, sheets, aprons, tote bags, etc.
  • Baby Products - diapers, formula, burp cloths, non-perishable baby food, bottles, etc.
  • Food Staples - canned, boxed, and non-perishable foods, ready-to-eat foods, beans, rice, corn, cooking oil, etc.

According to their website, more than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries' cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. The remaining amount goes toward expenses such as acquisition and outbound transportation costs, packaging materials, facility fees, and staff.

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