Founded in 1899, The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are the members of evangelical churches. It distributes scriptures in more than 180 languages for prisoners and police, fire, medical and military personnel. The organization provides expression cards of various denominations. The Gideons International accepts donations, as well as has distributed over 1 million bibles in the world. It additionally has over 280,000 members.