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.
Don't you love a warm and comfy bed?
Who doesn't enjoy slipping into a warm and comfy bed in these cooler evenings? Clean, smooth sheets, a fluffy duvet or blanket!
You've taken an interest in our old people, some of the very poorest, and we’re hoping you'll help us provide some winter comfort for our dear old folk by making your online donation here.
A good night's sleep is essential for the well-being of the frail elderly. And many of our senior residents are bedridden, so their comfort and warmth are a priority for us.
Right now our bed linen desperately needs replacing. The sheets are really old and full of holes and tears. They're so thin there's no point patching them any more!
We urgently need to buy 150, fitted sheets, preferably cotton, because they can endure a lot of laundering and in hot weather are nicer to sleep on than polyester.
You know we're dependent on the generosity of caring people for everything we need, over and above what can be afforded out of the old folks' state pensions. Our residents are dependent on you and I for their very existence.
Please will you help us with your gift of comfort – even just a pair of fitted sheets? You can make your donation right now by clicking here.
Thank you, in the hope that you'll be kind enough to share a little comfort with a frail and helpless old person 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
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