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.

In some places 16 degrees is almost a heatwave, so why does 16 degrees in Durban feel so cold?

Whatever the reason, our old folk really struggle to keep warm on colder days. But there’s no money for warm clothing and bedding. So it’s up to us to make sure they don’t catch a life-threatening chill when a cold front comes over.

We’ve had some wintry weather already and we can have cold spells right into November.  We need to look after our bedridden and frail residents especially, whatever the season blows our way.

Please, will you help by clicking here?

Right now, we urgently need warmer nightclothes for our pensioners who have no money to buy anything at all.

Can you help us today with your donation towards 20 pairs of men’s winter pyjamas for our menfolk and 50 warm nighties and gowns for our ladies? We also need to replace most of our blankets. They wear thin so quickly with the constant washing.

A click here will take you to our safe online gifting site. Then we’ll be able to buy what we need right away. We’d really appreciate support!

Some of the men, like Bernard, Bheki and Tom enjoy sitting outdoors to read their newspapers and talk, even on cooler days. But they’d be a lot more comfortable with beanies and warm socks!

Most of our older seniors, like Gogo Lisbeth and Gogo Janet, are not very mobile and really feel the cold on winter evenings.  The comfort of a snug fleece throw is just what they need.

Taking good care of our residents –almost half are in their 80s and 90s – is our mission. Keeping them warm and healthy in winter is a priority.

The state pension is nowhere near enough to keep life and limb together, so these seniors have no choice but to depend on the generosity of citizens who care about our impoverished elderly.

If you’ve read this far, surely you care too! A quick click here, and your winter comfort gift can be on its way to us right away. Thank you and warm and well wishes to you and yours this winter!

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

R1500

R2860

R2450

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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