As most are aware 2020 was a difficult / emotional year for the fund and our Golden Oldies in Zimbabwe who’s tenacity is once again being tested to the max, but we are still here and on we shall go no matter what. For those who have been supporting us for a long time you have seen the regular trip reports, read all about the challenges, trials and loses we have had. This is not an easy undertaking by any means. But with everyone’s support out there and your continued prayers we are managing to keep doing what we do even in these unprecedented times. The struggle and heartache is real and I am not sure that there is anyone left who’s life has not been affected by this pandemic in some way.
The office opened on Monday the 11th and the first while has been spent catching up on everything missed during our shutdown. Hannes and Johan are currently preparing for the first trip of 2021 which is currently being planned to happen the end of January / early February and it looks like we are going to possibly be doing a double box delivery again with all this uncertainty, so its full steam ahead. We have managed to source O2 Concentration machines to distribute to the Frail Care wards and some of the homes. Unfortunately they are incredibly expensive and hard to come by at this stage. They draw the oxygen out of the air and condense it to help people who need an Oxygen boost. It does not require bought oxygen which is scarcer than Chickens teeth in Zimbabwe and if found is crazily priced. Unfortunately we have received word that Covid-19 has got into some of the homes and we are aware that one home has already lost at least 3 Golden Oldies.
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. We are aware of the current shortages and all the help and aid needed and are doing the best we can with what we have. Unfortunately, we can also not put our drivers lives in danger. It breaks our hearts to have to tell people we just cant assist at this stage.
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
Our Various Banking Details:
Our Adopt a Golden Oldie 2021 PayPal donate button – 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
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. 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
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 2019-FEB 2020. They will be issued once our Financial Year End has been processed, so from about mid-April 2020. UK supporters can be issued with a Gift Aid Certificate via Beti-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.
Section 21 Co Reg. 2007/034036/08; NPO Number 096733; Section 18A PBO No 930031642
DOING WHAT WE SAY WE DO.
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.
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