Dear Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund Supporters and Friends,
We are currently going full tilt with the final preparations for our October trip which will be commencing within the next 10 days. It currently looks like Johan will be doing the Bulawayo route while Daniel Koekemoer will be doing the round trip with the UD 90. This is to be our second to last trip for the year with our next one being the “Magic One”.
A quick update on Hannes our Chief who started this life saving Fund in 2002. He has to date received 7 rounds of Chemo and is currently busy with his 8th for the next 3 days. He is in good spirits and determined to beat this THING. We would like to thank everyone for the well wishes and prayers received so far. He is a firm believer that this will not get him down and he is going to carry on living as normally as possible!! And yes, he is keeping us on our toes.
The past year has been an extremely hard year with Covid-19 and we have lost way too many of our Golden Oldies who celebrated Christmas last year with your help.
Our annual Adopt a Golden Oldie for Christmas – we currently have 720 boxes up for adoption. Then the Frail Care parcels and Kitchen Gifts. It’s that time of the year again and we at the ZPSF would like to be able to make the upcoming Christmas of 2021 extra special for our pensioners. I am once again going to take on the HUGE task of getting all of our Golden Oldies adopted for Christmas this year. We managed to get everyone adopted last year so let’s see what we can achieve this year. The partial name list of pensioners receiving individual boxes that are up for adoption can be found on our Group and Page on FB. The current cost of adopting a single person for Christmas will be about R800 ($60). (SAME AS THE PAST 6 YEARS) Even if a group of friends make a joint donation to adopt a Golden Oldie or just add to the Christmas kitty for those who are not yet adopted. Your support will go a long way to help making them feel very special this Christmas.
The above amount covers a complete box for a Golden Oldie and not just a Gift. Please any amount no matter how small will help us achieve our Goals this Christmas for our Golden Oldies.
Sometimes yours is the only GIFT they get!! Our Adopt a Golden Oldies general link https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=U89HDVRXALKXU
NB – Please if you make a donation and are adopting one of our Grannies or Grandpas please send me an email on email@example.com.This is so that I can please keep track of who has been adopted. Thank You.
Prices in Zimbabwe of basics are increasing daily in both the local currency and USD, so no matter what funds, if any you have, you are constantly on the loosing side of the battle. There is just no relief. Our Golden Oldies who are currently most at risk are those who are not in an old age home. They are the ones with little to no support at all. They live in outside “Maids” quarters, in their own home (often falling apart) and for most of them almost total isolation. This is where our Outsiders lists are so important in trying to keep track and assist these Golden Oldies as much as possible. Letting them know we care is of utmost importance.
Our Various Banking Details:
Our Adopt a Golden Oldies general link https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=U89HDVRXALKXU
ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORTER FUND
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
BRANCH CODE 270952
ACCOUNT NUMBER 62239042906
SWIFT CODE FIRNZAJJ
Please if you make a Donation to this account is you can send a mail to myself firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can send you an acknowledgement of Donation.
UK Account – Our NEW UK banking details:
ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORT FUND
Barclays Bank, West Swindon
Account No: 23398579
Swift Code is:BUKGB22
IBAN is: GB49 BUKB 20681523398579
Please if you make a Donation to this account is you can send a mail to Betiann at email@example.com so that she may send you an acknowledgement of Donation
ZIMBABWE PENSIONERS SUPPORT FUND – USA
A Registered 501(c)3 organization. TAX-deductible receipts available for USA donors.
Donations via Paypal, use the following link:
USA address to post cheques
3901 Hillwood Way
Bedford TX 76021
The USA now has Venmo for easier payments.
To request additional information, or receipts, email Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia Account – Rhodesian Association of Western Australia
Rhodesian Association of WA
P & N Bank
BSB 806 015
Account No. 01811882
Please include name and ZPSF in the reference. Acknowledgement will be given in our quarterly newsletter. If a receipt is required, please let Doug know at email@example.com
These food hampers serve 2 purposes.
1 They supply much needed food to the pensioner.
2 The pensioner then knows that someone cares about them
We are an officially registered Non-Profit Organization and Section 21A in South Africa and are registered with SARS as a Public Benefit Organization in terms of section 18A the Income Tax Act (Which means all South African donations are issued with a Tax Certificate and can be claimed back). PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TAX CERTIFICATE STATING ALL YOU DONATIONS. They will be issued once our Financial Year End has been processed, so from about mid-April 2022. UK supporters can be issued with a Gift Aid Certificate via Betti-Ann McLean and the USA account is now a Registered 501(c)3 organization and as such Tax-deductible receipts available for USA donors via Alice Short.
Thank you so much for helping us support our “Golden Oldies” during these very difficult times. Your support is invaluable to us and us at the ZPSF would never be able to sustain our regular supply of relief parcels if it were not for donations such as yours. Your continued donations are a very important life line to them reminding them that we are continuously thinking about them and still care. All of this happens because of people like you, our Donors ensure our wheels keep turning, you are all truly amazing. THANK YOU and God Bless.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our hearts swell with deepest appreciation and gratitude for your spirit of sharing always giving us hope, our Golden Oldies are eternally grateful for your love and care this Christmas.
|Kind Regards Linda Schultz Director – Fund Raising & Awareness for the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund
Phone 013 7900934 Cell 079 608 2676
Section 21 Co Reg. 2007/034036/08; NPO Number 096733; Section 18A PBO No 930031642 The 3 most important pillars of our cause:
UNIQUENESS – being one of a kind and knowing that the ZPSF is driven by good will and very passionate members.
TRANSPARENCY – enforcing the rule that all members must be fully informed before taking part in this noble venture.
ACCOUNTABILITY – Having a traceable paper trail for every cent handled, and regular revues conducted.