Donations for Fuel Costs

This is an appeal written on behalf of the residents and staff of the above Self-Help Centre. The residents are all quadriplegics with the exception of one, who is a paraplegic. Quadriplegics are paralysed from the neck down and have very limited physical movement. They therefore need much assistance with daily tasks .Because we cannot take care of ourselves, we have a large staff corpse of 8 caregivers, who work shifts, a part-time laundry lady, a shop assistant for our charity shop, a grounds man, a driver and a secretary who is also our P A.


It goes without saying that we, residents, face many challenges when trying to compete in the open labour market and that most of us are dependent on a government pension of approximately R1890.00 per month.


Despite these challenges, we residents, who are multi-racial, run our own home ourselves, but as you can imagine, we need assistance. Our expenditure amounts to almost R130 000.00 p.m. This is mainly because of the salaries we pay our staff.


As you can conclude from the above, we, as well as our staff, are very dependent on any assistance e.g. fuel donations that you can offer us. Our residents need to be transported to doctors, hospitals, dentists, and shops etc. Apart from this, we have a charity shop which is really our lifeline, and we have to collect donations of second-hand goods that we sell in our shop regularly. However, fuel is becoming very expensive as we all know. The fact that we now have to limit our collections is influencing our income negatively. We are therefore appealing to you for either a discount on fuel or a cash donation that we can use for this purpose, will also be welcome.


Having stated our case, we hope that you will consider our merits. We will appreciate any kind of assistance.


Kind regards


Louis Faber

Chairman

11 July 2022

 
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 Start your day with…

A big smile to brighten your day

A dance to keep your spirits ‘up’

A sing-a-long to remind you to relax

A joke to remind you not to take everything so seriously

A positive mindset to inspire others

A grateful heart to remind you that you are special.

Most importantly, start your day with 

God beside you to give you strength, hope, peace and to remind you that you are never alone.

Nedz

13 Jun. 22

 
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Appeal to your Generosity

FOOD DONATIONS

I am appealing to your generosity, on behalf of the residents and staff. The residents are all quadriplegics with the exception of one, who is a paraplegic. Quadriplegics who are paralysed from the neck down present with very limited physical movement and they therefore need assistance with most of life's daily tasks. This means that they need 24/7 care. Because we cannot take care of ourselves, we have a large staff corpse of 8 caregivers (who work shifts), a part-time laundry lady, a shop assistant for our charity shop, a grounds man, a driver and a secretary who is also our P A.

It goes without saying that we, residents face many challenges when trying to compete in the open labour market and that most of us are dependent on a government pension of approximately R1890.00 per month.


Despite these challenges, we residents, who are multi-racial, run our own home ourselves, but as you can imagine, we need assistance. Our expenditure amounts to almost R130 000.00 p.m. This is mainly because of the salaries we pay our staff.


As you can conclude from the above, we, as well as our staff, are very dependent on any assistance e.g. food donations that you can offer us.


Having stated our case, we hope that you will consider our merits. We will appreciate any kind of assistance.


Kind regards.


Louis Faber

Chairman

23 May 2022

 

An  Encouraging  Word...

Do you sometimes feel that nobody loves or values you?  Maybe you have a disability or perhaps you have a spouse or child with a disability and you feel that no one knows or understands what you are going through. Or you may just be someone who lost heart and who has just been discouraged by the trials and tribulations of life. If so, take heart from this message that was preached by the Reverend Willem Van der Waal in our church, some years ago.


If we turn to Matthew 13:44-50, we find three parables told by Jesus about the Kingdom of Heaven. The first is about a man who finds a treasure in a piece of land. He covers it with soil and goes and sells everything he owns and buys the land in which the treasure is buried.


The second parable is about a merchant who collects pearls. He sees a very valuable pearl and he sells all he has and buys the pearl.


The last parable provides the key to the first two parables: It tells the story of some fishermen who had cast out a net in which they caught all kinds of fish. They then separate the good fish from the useless ones. We are however, told that the ‘fishers’ are not men, but they are angels. The ‘fish’ symbolize the humans who will be separated into two groups. Those who were bought by the blood of Christ and those who did not accept the sacrifice of Christ and therefore were not bought but, were cast away.


If we now turn to the first two parables, the ‘treasure’ and the ‘pearl’ seems to be the Kingdom of Heaven that we should pursue by giving up everything, and yes, there certainly is room for this interpretation. There is, however, another interpretation: None of us have really given up everything. The only one who has given up ‘His all’ was Christ Himself. Therefore, the fellow who found the treasure and the merchant can be seen as God the Father who gave up His everything, His only Son, to buy us, the treasure and the pearl. The saying goes:” Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.” A stamp in itself is a worthless piece of paper but, to the collector it is priceless. God looks at us and thinks:” What is he/she worth to me? Everything! I will pay Jesus for him/her.” This is mind boggling that God loves us to that extent.


So take heart! In the sight of God you are very precious. He loves you with a reckless, never-ending love.  You are a beloved child of God!


God bless.


Hercie

11 May 2022

 
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Wishing all the moms a fantastic day.


Remember you truly are SPECIAL!!!!

 

Chuckles from our Shop

Our shop assistant was on maternity leave. One month after she had given birth someone asked how she and the baby were doing.

“Very well!”, Louis replied. “The baby already has teeth and is running around.”   🤣🤣🤣

                                            

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We sometimes, when we had a big sale, sold a dustbin bag to customers.

Louis then once asked the relief shop assistant:” Do we still have black bags?”

“Yes”, she replied, “those white ones.”😂😂😂  

   

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Louis once said to a customer:” We have a special today. You take two and pay for three!”🤣🤣🤣

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Hercie

04 May 2022