Let’s make a healthy community for everyone
Together, We Can Transform Cedar Rapids
We envision a healthy community where everyone has the tools and resources needed to prosper.
However, it takes many hands to transform our neighborhoods. Whether you’re looking to donate, volunteer, participate in a program, or something else, there are countless opportunities for you or your organization to get involved and support our mission. Join us in changing the lives of Cedar Rapids residents.
Looking to make meaningful change in our community? Join the Matthew 25 crew! We offer hands-on volunteer opportunities for all interests and skill levels. Whether you’re taking orders at Groundswell Cafe or getting your hands dirty at the Urban Farm, we need your help. Sign up individually and meet new people, or bring your group!
Opportunities are available with many of our programs, including:
- Cultivate Hope Urban Farm
- Groundswell Cafe
- The Matthew 25 Office
- Transform Week
- Tool Library
Big or small, your financial gift helps us eliminate barriers to affordable housing, healthy food, quality education, and connected communities. There are plenty of other ways to give, too. For example, you can donate tools to the Tool Library or provide lunches for Transform Week. However you choose to give, we’re thankful for your contribution.
Ways to give:
- Monetary donations
- In-kind donations such as goods or services
- Planned giving
Additional Ways to Get Involved
Getting involved doesn’t have to mean a big financial or time commitment.
Supporting our mission can be as simple as stopping for groceries at the Corner Store or grabbing a cup of coffee at Groundswell Cafe. Other ways to get involved include:
Cultivate Hope Corner Store
Shop at the Cultivate Hope Corner Store and, if you can, round up your total to support our Free Produce section.
Visit Groundswell Cafe for breakfast or lunch, and add a tip at the register to provide meals for those unable to pay.
Sign up to receive the Matthew 25 Memo in your email inbox to stay up-to-date on upcoming events, opportunities, inspiring stories, and other Matthew 25 news.
Host a fundraiser through your business, community group, or on Facebook.
Share Your Experience with Matthew 25
Your Story Could Change Lives in Cedar Rapids
Whether you’ve given or received help, has Matthew 25 impacted your life for the better? We’d love to hear your story. When you share your experience, you’re inspiring others to join our mission and get involved.