Gifts of Goods or Services
Donating goods or services is a great way to support Matthew 25’s programs. Details about the kinds of donations we accept are below. If you’re interested in donating something not listed, please send us an email or call 319-362-2214 to see if it’s something we can use.
Tools donated to our Tool Library will be loaned out in the community or sold with the proceeds used to support the Tool Library. All power tools need to be in working order, and all battery-powered tools need to come with their batteries and charger. It is much appreciated if any tools donated are first cleaned up.
Please drop off tool donations at the Tool Library (located off the alley behind Matthew 25’s building at 201 3rd Ave SW) during normal Tool Library hours. At this time, we do not have the resources to pick up donations.
Our Urban Farm and education programs would benefit from donations of any of the following items. Drop off your donations at the Matthew 25 office (201 3rd Ave SW) during regular reception desk hours, or order from our Amazon list and have the items shipped directly to us.
- Garden hoses (new or used in good condition)
- Hori horis
- Push mower (self-propelled)
- Gift cards for local plant nurseries
- Garden shed (new)
Students in our education programs learn about food preparation and creating value-added products from produce harvested from the farm. Any of the following items would be helpful. Drop off your donations at the Matthew 25 office (201 3rd Ave SW) during regular reception desk hours, or order from our Amazon list and have the items shipped directly to us.
- Child-safe knives
- Cutting boards
- Food mills
Special request: The Urban Farm is currently looking for an electric stove for our Youth Development Program students to use for baking zucchini bread and other value-added products. If you have a stove you’d like to donate, please call our office at 319-362-2214.
Donating office supplies helps make more money available for our direct service programs. We would appreciate any of the following items. Drop off your donations at the Matthew 25 office (201 3rd Ave SW) during regular reception desk hours, or order from our Amazon list and have the items shipped directly to us.
- Paper cutter
- Jumbo liquid chalk markers
- Plastic sign holders
- Office desks
- Office chairs
Our grocery store has a free produce section from which anyone can take to help stretch their grocery budget. If you have fresh fruit or vegetables from your garden beyond what you can use, donate your excess to the Cultivate Hope Corner Store to be given away to those in need. Drop off your donation at the Corner Store (604 Ellis Blvd) during regular open hours.
Matthew 25 does many home repair and renovation projects throughout the year and we’re always looking for contractors who would like to donate their time and/or materials. We particularly need specialty trades, such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and roofing.
Photographers, videographers, and other communications professionals who are willing to donate their services are also extremely helpful for us.
If you have furniture or other items that Matthew 25 does not accept, consider bringing them to Stuff Etc Quality Consignment on Blairs Ferry Road and ask to have them go under Matthew 25’s name. We will receive a portion of the funds from the sale of your items! Items are subject to Stuff Etc’s usual restrictions.