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“Making a worldwide difference”
Cintas’ spirit of giving comes directly from the heart of the company. Our generous spirit can be traced all the way back to the earliest days of our company. From Red Cross and United Way donations to countless other national and local forms of support, Cintas and our employee-partners have always stepped up to make a difference in the lives of others.

In 1998, Cintas sought a way to make a difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor worldwide. The easy part was realizing we had something to give. The difficult part was finding a way to get the aid into the hands of those in need. That was when Cintas began its relationship with Matthew 25: Ministries’ Center for Humanitarian Relief. It was then that we realized that something very special was about to happen.

Matthew 25: Ministries is a federally recognized 501 (c)(3) non-profit humanitarian aid organization established in 1992 in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. For over a decade, Mathew 25 has been a lifeline of relief to the poorest of the poor in over 30 countries.

By donating fabric, sewing machines, clothing, and millions of first aid supplies to Matthew 25 programs, Cintas has been able to help more than 1.5 million people around the world.

Cintas supports all of the following M25M programs:

  • Clothing a Needy World:
    Cintas has donated over 1.5 million pieces of clothing to help children and families all over the world. That’s enough to outfit the entire Charlotte, North Carolina population with a shirt, pant, or jacket.

  • Fabric of Hope:
    Cintas has donated over 150,000 yards of fabric to Mathew 25. That’s roughly enough fabric to lay a path halfway across the state of Ohio.

  • Healthier Tomorrows:
    Cintas has donated over 5 million first aid products to M25M. That’s roughly enough medicine to treat every person in Cincinnati and Cleveland combined.

  • Cleaner World . . . Healthier Kids:
    Cintas arranged for additional relationships between suppliers and Matthew 25: Ministries for donations of anti-bacterial soaps and other items to fight illness and disease.

In November of 2003, Matthew 25: Ministries honored Cintas with its “Corporate Humanitarian Award,” the highest award given by Matthew 25 for public service. In 2005, Cintas received the Matthew 25: Ministries “Appreciation Award” for donating more than 6 million pounds of humanitarian aid to over 1 million people around the world. In 2007, Cintas was inducted into the Matthew 25: Ministries Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

“Few companies do more good for more people than Cintas,” said Reverend Wendell Mettey, Matthew 25 President and Founder. “Their helping hands have helped us touch more than 1.5 million people worldwide.” Reverend Mettey received both the Jefferson and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis awards from the American Institute for Public Service in 2003. Past recipients of such awards include: Henry Kissinger, Colin Powel, Bob Hope, and Bill Gates.

Since our relationship with Matthew 25 began, Cintas and our employee-partners have been able to make a significant impact in the lives of needy people around the world. Our partners receive frequent updates on the impact we are making in the form of videos, newsletters, and personal visits from the folks at the Matthew 25 Center for Humanitarian Relief. Ohio Governor Bob Taft even delivered a personal message to all of our partners in the form of a video. In it, the Governor stated, “I commend Cintas for their extraordinary effort in helping the needs of others.”

 
cintas and the community

Cintas and Community

Cintas is involved in numerous community activities both in North America and abroad. Discover our various initiatives through the
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In The Spotlight
Making a Worldwide Difference
Cintas Humanitarian Aid Processing Center
Clothe the Kids
Heart Reviver Providers
Grassroots Philanthropy