Our Christmas trip for 2018 was completed at the end of November (Took Daniel 12 hours and a lot of patience in the extreme Musina heat to get through the border) and then both Daniel and Hannes got busy spreading some Christmas joy throughout the various corners of Zimbabwe. We made our target and all our Golden Oldies were adopted for Christmas, this was only achieved with everyone’s amazing support, Thank You 😊 Everyone was incredibly grateful to receive their much need parcels and they were all absolutely delighted with the special Christmas pressies and extra goodies. I will be sending out the much-anticipated trip report along with the photos as soon as I receive it from Daniel.
Please find in good order a quick update on what we have been up to so far in January 2019.
The office opened on Monday the 7th and the first week was spent catching up on everything missed during our shutdown. We have been aware of the building tensions and delicate situation for the last while and already at the end of last year we submitted paperwork to do bulk stock take ups early this year. We were however not quite expecting the current situation and are waiting to see what happens next, so that we can plan our way forward. We have the required paperwork in hand and are on standby to leave Malelane ASAP and get the parcels and stock up to our Golden Oldies. The situation in Zimbabwe is dire for everyone not just our pensioners, please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. I have attached a few photos of the stock waiting at the warehouse to go up and am just busy trying to get the USD required to pay the 40% and 15% VAT on the stock to get it through the border. So once again we manage to start a New Year with lots of challenges ahead. This will once again make my job as fund raiser for the Fund a lot more challenging this year. But I am looking forward to it and know and have faith all our supporters of our Golden Oldies will help me meet this challenge. We will still however be packing the boxes in Bulawayo as this just makes the border crossings easier.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORT FUND:
Thank you for your Interest in wanting to support us. We have PayPal linked to our web page (www.zpsf.co.za). We also have a UK & South African Bank Accounts, an account in Australia via Rhodesian Association of Western Australia as well as an USA PayPal Account.
Adopt A Golden Oldie for Christmas $60 via PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6SPFLV4L39PKU
To donate your own amount via PayPal – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2HXXZLWCERNK6
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. PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE ISSUED BASED ON OUR FINANCIAL PERIOD SO THE CURRENT ONES ARE FOR MARCH 2018-FEB 2019. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU REQUIRE ONE FOR THE CURRENT PERIOD. They will be issued once our Financial Year End has been processed, so from about mid-April 2019. UK supporters can be issued with a Gift Aid Certificate via Heather Milner and the USA account is now a Registered 501(c)3 organization and as such Tax-deductible receipts available for USA donors.
As a Fund we rely solely on donations to do what we do. We receive no funding from any Government organization.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. ~Andrew Carnegie
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.
Director – Fund Raising & Awareness for the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund
(C) 079 6082676 (T) 013 7900934
Fax to Email – 086 267 8499
Section 21 Co Reg. 2007/034036/08; NPO Number 096733; Section 18A PBO No 930031642
Alone we can do so little, together we can achieve much more!!!!
Director: Hannes Botha