Matthew 25 Ministry Hub
225 K Avenue NW Suite G
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Tool Library: 319-491-4466
|Youth Class - Start Your Own Lawn
Local area 6th through 12th graders will have the opportunity to learn about starting their own lawn mowing business through Groundswell and the Tool Library. We will cover everything from advertising to lawn mower repairs to help get students started. The class will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. There is a $5 registration fee for each student. Click here to register. Call 319-491-4466 for more information.
|Now Accepting CSA Applications! |
Matthew 25 is now accepting applications for this summer's CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. The cost is $400 for a 20 week season. The vegetables would be picked up at the Matthew 25 offices each Wednesday starting on June 6th. Forms and more information can be found here.
|Farm and School Programs Looking for Donated Seeds|
We're building some new and exciting gardening related programs with Taylor Elementary and Roosevelt Middle School. To help them achieve their goals we could use some donated seed packets. Flowers, herbs and vegetable seeds would all be gladly accepted. Please bring them by the office and drop them in the box on Matt's desk, but make sure you get a donation receipt! If you don't have any seeds now but still would like to donate, it's easy to order some online from Seed Savers or Johnny's and have them delivered to our office via the mail. We appreciate the support!
|Hiring Summer Staff
Looking for college students with a passion for 1) rehabilitation of houses, building new homes, carpentry, projects around houses; 2) gardening, farming, local food production, food education; or 3) children and youth enrichment - activities, nutrition, education, empowerment. For job description, click here.
|Home Dedicated Following Rebuild
by Block by Block
One happy and grateful homeowner celebrated with neighbors, friends, family, and folks from Block by Block on February 17. In a service led by Matthew 25 staff, her home was dedicated. She described the help of Block by Block as really "turning my life around." Our commitment to the community was evident in this celebration.
|Work Trips Being Scheduled
Work teams from Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nebraska (and in between) each have registered for a week of working with Matthew 25 this summer. To learn how you might organize a group, click here.
HUBFEST 2012 is May 19, 2012: Our annual tool and plant sale will be part of a larger community celebration on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Music, family fun, and food will all be featured. Reserve the day - more details coming. We are looking for sponsors, plant donors, tool donors, and volunteers for the day.
Thank you to the following volunteers who served in February:
Prairie High School Students
Mary Kay Hardinger
Cornell College Octave Students:
Thank you to our generous donors:
James and Carol Convey
Michael and Allison Heffern
Mark and Tina Steffens
Brian and Shelly Turner
Canine Corner & Cats Too
Alice United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church - Marengo
Shueyville United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church - Fremont, MI
Wesley United Methodist Church - Vinton
West Union United Methodist Church