Our next trip scheduled to take place round middle June 2021. This is our BIG WINTER one and we are hoping to fill the boxes with extra warm foods such as Samp & Beans, Soya Meat along with Extra Tinned foods and Soups. As well as dropping off the desperately required PPE supplies for the Kitchens and care homes we also include linen savers, disposable face masks and gloves, gel sanitiser, hand sanitizer spray, Maxisan a disinfectant for the communal areas and kitchens, replacement spray bottles and various types of multi vitamins.
Support a Golden Oldie 2021 PayPal donate button (Non-USA) – https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=TKF5JCEFZZQTQ
This is so that we can try and stick to our 6-week schedule plan for this year as much as possible. It means our drivers are not getting much down time between trips and it also increases the financial strain on the fund, but at this stage we have no choice. Our Golden Oldies are going hungry and losing their faith and will to survive.
When you are out and about and someone comes up to you with tears in their eyes and says thank you for everything you do for the Pensioners. They have a friend in one of the homes we support, and the friends rent has gone up and due to Corona circumstances their son who was covering their medical aid costs is now unable to do so. Then to have that Golden Oldie turn to them and say they and everyone else would be better off if they were dead. Can you imagine feeling this way? I was in total shock and we are coming across this more and more, how do we keep our Golden Oldies spirits up?
Nobody is being spared from the craziness in Zimbabwe at the moment. The cost of everything is going through the roof, with monthly increases that are beyond belief. For those earning an income, its almost impossible to survive as things currently stand, now imagine having little to no income at all, being dependent on the kindness and support of others. It is truly heartbreaking that a generation that worked hard their whole lives, made adequate provision for their old days should have to go through something like this not once but twice.
For most of our Golden Oldies we are the only additional support they have, & these boxes are literally lifesaving. Our elderly pensioners are very proud and are not looking for sympathy, however, they greatly appreciate all assistance we are able to supply them with. They do not have any means of conveying their gratitude to all of you our supporters but convey their thanks to us on the ground (Via letters and words of thanks which are often published for you to see) and are often reduced to tears when given a box of very basic foodstuffs. As we have said before, our trips to Zimbabwe to help our Golden Oldies are always emotional ones.
The total amount of homes / organizations we are currently aiding is about 26 in total, and we cover most of Zimbabwe, concentrating on the homes that are mostly out of the way and thus don’t get much support / aid. We also aid BHN in Bulawayo and helped to set up a system similar to SOAP Gweru, Zvishavane, Masvingo, Red Cliff, Kwe Kwe and Kadoma to cater for pensioners that are not in old age homes as well. We are also supporting the CFU in aiding destitute farming pensioners. We are helping to support between 1000-1100 pensioners in Zimbabwe. We currently take up food parcels every 8 weeks or so, to do this the costs run about 350k. There are quite a few groups that try to help the pensioners although according to our knowledge we are the largest. At this stage we supply food parcels as well as basic meds, walking aids, wheelchairs.
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
For those who would like to support our efforts with our Golden Oldies still in Zimbabwe please find in good order the details for both the SA and UK account as well as the 2 links for our general and USA PayPal accounts, I have had a few emails requesting I attach these details.Support a Golden Oldie 2021 PayPal donate button (Non-USA) – https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=TKF5JCEFZZQTQ
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 Beti-Ann 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
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. 0181 1882
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
Thank you so much for helping us support our “Golden Oldies” during these crazy times. Your support is invaluable and we at the ZPSF would never be able to sustain our regular supply of relief parcels if it were not for donations and support such as yours. 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.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us, ask your questions, check the references that we give you and then PLEASE support our old Rhodesian pensioners who have nowhere to go. Our web page is www.zpsf.co.za all updates are also loaded directly onto our site. We welcome anyone who wishes to come and see our warehouse and what we do.