Issy Geshen provides all the services needed to offer quality of life to our frail and indigent elderly residents. The home currently experiences a shortfall of R2450 per month per resident.

Can you imagine spending Christmas alone?

It’s sad but true – that many of our old folk only have each other to call family.

That’s why we’re planning a fun Christmas party for them this year.  Will you help me make it a special, happy day by clicking here to make your online donation?

It’s all part of our plan to make our residents feel that our Home is really their home!


We’ll invite some local gospel stars to entertain our ‘guests’. There’ll be music and games and maybe a magician too.

If you click here to send your gift, we can buy party hats, crackers, balloons and a Christmas tree and there’ll be snacks and drinks, biscuits and mince pies.

And we want to give each resident a surprise goodie bag with some little luxuries they won’t be expecting. They really do get so little so we can’t wait to see the joy on their faces.

Many of our residents are alone in the world; they’ve outlived their brothers and sisters and sometimes even their sons and daughters. Grandchildren live far away or haven’t kept in touch.

At Christmas, these old people feel a deep and painful sadness for happier times and loved ones long gone.

There’s not much time left to do the shopping. So please will you click here to make your contribution? Because when you do, you’ll be giving the gift of a few hours of joy to the older men and women who live here.

Thank you. And may your Christmas be all the richer for your caring heart and kindness.

The cost per resident is

Funded by 100% of the resident’s government pension

and (average)  government subsidy

Shortfall per resident per month

R6810 per month




How we’re funded:

Our annual budget for 2017 is about R5.5 million.

If not for the kindness and generosity of business, groups and individuals, we’d never be able to meet our budget deficit of
R1.8 / R2  million every year.

The challenge we are facing right now is that the shortfall increases every year because the cost of living – certainly the items we spend money on – increases by a higher percentage than the amount by which the government increases pensions and subsidies.  So it’s becoming ever more difficult, almost impossible now, to meet this shortfall.  Can you help? Your kindness will give our old people security into the future.  The alternative is unthinkable!

You can give safely and securely online, right now, simply click here. [link to ‘how you can help’ page] Your gift will reach us immediately.  We’d be very grateful!

If you’d prefer to make your donation by electronic funds transfer or direct deposit into our bank account, our bank account details appear below. Please be sure to use your phone number are the reference so that we can thank you for your kindness.


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