Quality of life for the frail and indigent aged
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.
Simple comforts make all the difference
No matter the challenges our residents face, they still have a real sense of humour!
Just this morning I was walking through the Home and I overheard a couple of carers joking with the residents. “What’s thin and grey and scratchy all over?” A witty resident shot back “one of our bath towels!” Hoots of laughter filled the air.
Yes it’s true, our bath towels are way past their ‘sell-by-date’ and although we’ve asked our supporters for help for so many things this year, we need to ask again.
Please will you help us to buy 70 new bath towels and face cloths for our residents by clicking here to make your online donation?
Luckily we can pick up towels at very low prices at factory shops in Durban. But it’s still going to add up to a pretty tidy sum to give each of our 70 residents just one new towel and a face cloth.
But a soft and fluffy towel’s more than just a cloth to dry oneself with, it’s a warm and comforting hug. And that’s something our old folk really appreciate, but seldom enjoy. You see, most of them have no-one to call ‘family’, other than the friends they live with here at the Home.
That’s why it’s so important to let them know they’re cared for and protected. And that begins with simply giving them the basic necessities of life. Please will you help by clicking here to make your donation?
As soon as we receive your gift, we’ll go shopping for these much needed new bath towels and face cloths, and I know they’ll bring a big smile to their faces.
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.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP