CINCINNATI - More than 30 employees from Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management spent the afternoon of Thursday, May 13 at the Blue Ash, Ohio warehouse of Matthew 25: Ministries, sorting clothes, packaging toiletries and preparing soap for shipment to those in need around the world.

Partnering with the United Way, Mike Albert has implemented a Community Outreach program in which employees work together to volunteer their time during the work day. This program was established in order to support one of Mike Albert's goals of "participating in or sponsoring activities that support the communities where it operates."

The outing at Matthew 25: Ministries was the first in this series of charitable events for 2010.  Employees who did not attend the event were still able to participate by donating to a "jeans day fundraiser." Employees were permitted to wear jeans to the office that day for a $5 donation. 100% of the proceeds went to Matthew 25: Ministries.

"We feel it's important to support the non-profit agencies that are working to make our community a better place," said Marty Betagole, president of Mike Albert. "Our employees have expressed so much interest in charitable activities in the past that we decided to expand our efforts beyond financial donations. This program will allow us make a bigger impact in our local community."

About Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management:

Cincinnati-based Mike Albert Vehicle Fleet Management is one of the top 12 automotive lessors in the country, and is currently the nation's number one privately-held Closed End lessor.  Mike Albert also offers Open End leasing, Purchase-Leaseback options, and a comprehensive list of fleet management services, including MaxFleet Maintenance Management, AutoTag registration renewal, Telematics, accident management, fuel card, remarketing, and more.  For more information, please visit


Matthew 25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 10,000,000 pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year and redistributes them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. To date, Matthew 25 has distributed 3,800 forty-foot sea container equivalents of aid weighing 82,000,000 pounds or 41,000 tons and valued at almost $700,000,000 in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the United States and in more than thirty-five countries worldwide.  Each year, Matthew 25: Ministries impacts the lives of millions of people throughout the United States and around the world.  Matthew 25: Ministries holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and has been named by as one of the most efficient large US charities.  Matthew 25: Ministries was awarded the "Best Charities in America" seal from the Independent Charities of America and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau through the "Wise Giving Alliance Standards". More than 99% of M25M's cash and in-kind donations go toward programs.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet