Firstly, and most important of all let me say – This is not possible without YOU!! A HUGE THANK YOU to all our supporters out there. You are all incredible.
All I can say is WOW what a first half of 2023 we have had. We just cannot out into words the ups and downs of the last few months. Loosing so many invaluable members of our team and an unmentionable amount of our Golden Oldies. May they all be at peace now.
Our third trip for the year has been completed. This trip was done by Johan Schultz on the truckwith Caroline Nel and Angela doing the Bulawayo deliveries.
To read some of our latest Thank letters received please click here : https://www.facebook.com/www.zpsf.co.za
With our next trip scheduled for the end of July and the Zimbabwe elections being on the 23 or so of August we are hoping to be done way before they start as tensions are already seriously on the rise. Especially with the way the economy is busy crashing at the moment. About 2 months ago we received a Zim bond donation of 1.6 million which was exchanged for $920 USD, when Johan was in Zimbabwe now busy with the June trip we received a similar donation and when quoted he was told $210 USD and by the time he to exchange it (less than an hour later) it was $200 USD. Now sit back and imagine your money losing its value at that rate and the price of basic goods just going up. Your monthly pension is about 36k in bond, a loaf of bread is costing between 9k – 12k bond. So you are expected to live on 3 loaves of bread for the month. This does not take into account rent, meds, water and electricity.
We are also looking for anyone who possibly has bread mix contacts, at this stage it will mostly be for the homes, but we will be looking into how we can distribute smaller quantities to the individuals.
The Winter run with all the knitted goodies done by everyone has been a huge success. Thank you so much to each and every single person who made something for our Golden Oldies. Half was delivered now in June and the balance that has been received will be distributed during our July trip. The smiles were absolutely priceless.
During the June trip we were able to bring some extra smile to 2 Birthday ladies as well.
Mrs Winnie Valentine who turned 99 on the 7th June, gratefully received her fully loaded food parcel. Gweru Outsiders
Gayle Pitzer received her box on the morning of her 77th Birthday. Says thanks perfect timing. Bulawayo
We have also once again had a flood of requests from Golden Oldies not on our lists for needing assistance and those on our lists requiring more help. We are currently trying to bulk up the boxes even more, however a large apple box can only take so much. At this stage we are currently waiting on queries we have out on stock availability for our next trip. However with the rate that food prices are going up this is just getting more and more scary, so please if anyone has a contact or an in with a company etc. who can supply us in bulk (3000 plus per order) of non-perishable goods if you can let me know. Even donations of about to expire products as these still have a shelf life after that date and the way we move stock they will be distributed ASAP to our Golden Oldies and used. Please any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
Our Various Banking Details:
Our new 2023 donate link to make things easier for donors around the world: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=GQ389FW6QNT46
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 email@example.com so that I can send you an acknowledgement of Donation.
Please Note that Beti-Ann has manged to set up WISE accounts going through the UK account for the following Countries –
USA – Not linked to Caron or USA Tax rebates
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 ZPSFUK@gmail.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: www.zpsf.co.za and go to the USA donation link
USA address to post cheques
PO Box 257,
The USA now has Venmo for easier payments.
To request additional information, or receipts, from 1 April 2022 please email Caron 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
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. The following branches are registered sub branches of the ZPSF-SA, ZPSF-UK supporters can be issued with a Gift Aid Certificate via Betti-Ann McLean and the USA account is a Registered 501(c)3 organization and as such Tax-deductible receipts available for USA-ZPSF donors via Caron Berryhill.
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.
We hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy. 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.
|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.