Dear Friends and Supporters of the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund,
We have been supporting pensioners in Zimbabwe for the past 19 years and are hoping you could possibly do a story about us and how this all came about. Helping us to continue helping the pensioners in Zimbabwe, especially now with their current crises.
Just a quick update on what we are up to and our August trip report. We always say hope for the best, but prepare for the worst… some things cannot be prepared for, you have to wing it, this was one of THOSE. Please enjoy the read.
“Our previous 3 weeks were beyond hectic, we finally received our new updated Ease of Movement letter from the Zimbabwe Department of Trade & Commerce. With this valuable piece of paperwork in our hands we were up, ready and rearing to go.To find out more about our Trip please read the attached report. “
Hannes, our leader and chief is doing well. Fighting the good fight and still continuing with his chemo and treatment. As we all know there are good days and bad days, ups and downs but he is still in good spirits and very positive. 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 trying to carry on living as normally as possible. And yes as always he is still keeping all of us on our toes!!
We have 2 trips left for the year keeping in mind our BIG one (The Christmas Magic trip) is coming and we need to start planning and purchasing soon for it. As we have literally just arrived back in SA give me a week or 2 and I will be sharing the details and planes for that trip. I also apologize for the past 2 weeks outstanding Thank Yous. Today is our last day being busy with the current deliveries and we are hoping to send out our thanks over the weekend.
Also Thank You to all the volunteer drivers who contacted Johan – The Zimbabwe Pensioner Support fund has an urgent need for Volunteer Drivers to assist us at various times with either the Bakkie or the UD90 Truck when we are busy with our deliveries. Once Covid-19 restrictions are eased we also welcome C0-Pilots to join the drivers as well. We have 8 trips per year and can desperately do with extra drivers, even if its one trip a year. This gives you a chance to meet our Golden Oldies and bring a bit of cheer to their lives and you get to see Zimbabwe again.
UD90 Drivers – Valid PDP (Public Drivers Permit)
Code 14 Drivers Licence with experience
2lt Patience & 5lt Grit
Trip takes 10-14days
Bakkie Drivers – Code 8 Divers Licence
Vehicle is Automatic
2lt Patience & 5lt Grit
Trip takes 10-14days
Be able to get to Malelane in Mpumalanga, we will refund your costs to and from the warehouse and cover all trip expenses. Also have a basic knowledge of Zimbabwe. Please contact Johan 0824979328 or email@example.com if you would like to assist us.
These trip reports and updates are our way to let the World know of and show their support for our Golden Oldies still in Zimbabwe, whom we have been helping to support with food aid parcels and basic medical supplies for over 19 years. Especially more so during these crazy times. Our Golden Oldies are part of an era that no longer exists, they stayed behind showing faith in a system, that not only let them down but totally ceased to exist. They have lost everything, farms, homes, life savings and in a lot of cases hope. This is where you come in, with your donations we show them that people all over the world still care about them. They may not necessarily be friends or family but there is a worldwide network of supporters who make what we do possible. The situation in Zimbabwe is reaching crises point at one heck of a rate and no one is being left untouched by the situation.
The total amount of homes / organizations we are currently aiding is 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, Mutare, 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 6 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, wheel chairs.
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. PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE ISSUED BASED ON OUR FINANCIAL PERIOD SO THE CURRENT ONES ARE FOR MARCH 2020-FEB 2021. 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.
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.
Our new general PayPal account Link to help a Golden Oldie 2021 (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.
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
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
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters out there who continue to enable us to keep doing what we are doing, you are all truly amazing. THANK YOU and God Bless.
Please if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
|Kind Regards Linda Schultz Director – Fund Raising & Awareness for the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund Phone 013 7900934Cell 079 608 2676 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.zpsf.co.za 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.