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.

Have you made plans for Christmas yet?

Will you be one of the lucky ones who’ll be sharing Christmas with family or close friends? We sincerely hope so! It can be a sad day if you don't have anyone special to share the joy of Christmas with.

Most of our 68 residents have no family. Some have never married and have no children; or spouses and brothers and sisters have passed on, leaving only fading memories.

So we make a big effort to bring the spirit of Christmas into our home by putting together a special “once-a-year” meal – and if our friends and donors are extra generous, each resident also receives a small gift.

Will you help by clicking here to make your donation?

Our lunch will be a simple but traditional Christmas meal, but to our senior citizens it means a lot. Turkey and gammon, with rice, potatoes and vegetables is a real treat.

And if it’s a hot summer day, who can resist a bowl of ice cream? Some fizzy drinks and fruit juices have also been added to our shopping list.

We’re really hoping that you’ll help to spread a little Christmas cheer this year by sponsoring a festive meal for one of our residents, or perhaps even a couple, of our lovely old folk?

Your gift of just R70 made by clicking here will bring back the fun of the festive season for one resident – otherwise Christmas will be just another ordinary day. R280 would cover the costs of a ‘table of four’.

It’ll really mean a lot to these wonderful old ladies and gentlemen to know that someone cares enough to bring some pleasure into their lives.

You can send your gift right now, just by clicking here. It’s absolutely safe and your kind gift will reach us right away. Thank you.

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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