Dear Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund Supporters and Friends,
Firstly let me say wow – Can you believe that Hannes has been taking up food to pensioners in Zimbabwe now for 15 years. One man with a dream - Incredible if I must say so. 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.
As the 2016 financial year comes to an end for us as a fund I realize that more than usual we have really had a difficult year to date in the sense that some months the expenditure far exceeded the funds income, but we managed to make it work and keep the wheels turning. It is just difficult when we receive so many requests for support and having to say no is one of the hardest things to do. But most people are affected by the current economic crunch and we are doing the best we can. We have been supporting pensioners in Zimbabwe for the past 15 years. Over the years the Zimbabwe Pensioner Support Fund has gone from supporting 1 pensioner to currently supporting just over 1450 pensioners with an apple box filled with non-perishable food in 28 old age homes / organizations throughout Zimbabwe. This is only about 60% or so of the pensioners that need help. We also assist similar organizations called "S.O.A.P" (Support Old Age Pensioners) in Bulawayo and have helped to set up a system similar to SOAP in Gweru, Zvishavane, Masvingo, Red Cliff, Kwe Kwe and Kadoma to cater for pensioners that are not in old age homes as well as various kitchens. As far as we are aware we are the largest Non-Government organization still supporting pensioners still in Zimbabwe who lost everything when the Zimbabwe dollar ceased to exist.
The food hampers serve 2 purposes.
1 They supply much needed food to the pensioner.
2 The pensioner then knows that someone cares about them
Please find in good order a quick update on what the fund is currently up to as well as Atties trip report for February 2017 our first trip for the year.
Once again we are busy getting everything in order for our upcoming April / Easter trip. If anyone has contacts for Beacon Marshmallow Easter Eggs we would greatly appreciate it. We are looking at having to purchase just over 80 boxes. This is just a small celebration for our Golden Oldies. One which many of us get to take for granted.
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters out there who continue to enable us to keep doing what we are doing. Your support is invaluable to us and we at the ZPSF would never be able to sustain our regular supply of relief parcels if it were not for donations such as yours. You our Donors ensure our wheels keep turning, you are all truly amazing. THANK YOU and God Bless.
A quick donation for $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 appreciate any and all support received as every little bit helps us to assist the people of Zimbabwe. As you are aware it is solely your donations that keep us running. 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 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 2016-FEB 2017. 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 2017.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORT FUND:
Thank you for your Interest in wanting to adopt a Golden Oldie for Christmas this year. We have PayPal linked to our web page (www.zpsf.co.za). We also have a UK ,South African & USA PayPal Accounts.
ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORTER FUND
HSBC BANK PLC
A/C No 71282786
SORT CODE No 40-41-01
ZIMBABWE PENSIONER SUPPORTER FUND
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
BRANCH CODE 270952
ACCOUNT NUMBER 62239042906
SWIFT CODE FIRNZAJJ
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:
In the USA you can safely post a check to our address -
3901 Hillwood Way, Bedford TX 76021.
Please make the check payable to ZPSF-USA
To request additional information, or receipts,
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
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
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