However, Homes In Zimbabwe do not have the funds to provide anything other than the basic food items necessary for survival.
For someone whose life savings have been wiped out, who has little or no family, a Christmas dinner offers so much more than just one hot meal. It is a chance to celebrate with their friends and fellow residents. Above all, it is a very clear message of Christmas good will - "we understand, we care and we are thinking of you this Christmas".
Please support Homes In Zimbabwe this Christmas.
* Just £14 will provide a special full three-course Christmas dinner for an impoverished elderly person.
* £28 will provide two Christmas dinners.
* £70 will provide five Christmas dinners.
Please visit http://www.justgiving.com/
Or send a cheque made payable to Homes In Zimbabwe to:
Christmas Dinner, Homes In Zimbabwe, 77 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EG
About Homes In Zimbabwe:
Homes In Zimbabwe registered as a UK charity in 2004 (Registered Charity No: 1104512).
This year, Homes In Zimbabwe aim to feed 1,600 frail, elderly in Harare, Bulawayo and other towns around Zimbabwe. Without Homes In Zimbabwe's support many would starve.
The Zimbabwean economy has collapsed. The former national currency has been replaced by US$ and the South African Rand. As a result local pensions and savings have no value. Now there is food in the shops but it is priced in US$, prohibitively expensive and out of reach for most old people. Families have been split apart and many forced to flee the country. Hundreds of elderly have been left behind; alone, destitute and without enough to eat.
Homes In Zimbabwe provides food to residential homes, runs a soup kitchen and supports SOAP (Save Our Aged People) in Harare and Bulawayo; a network of volunteers who deliver food parcels to elderly people struggling to survive in their own homes.
In addition Homes In Zimbabwe also supplies fuel for stand-by generators at a number of residential homes, a vital resource with frequent power cuts. Boreholes driven by generators are often the only source of water available. Homes in Zimbabwe also provides essential items such as bedding, clothing and toiletries to those elderly people with no other means of purchasing these basic items.
Homes in Zimbabwe
77 Oxford Street
Manchester, M1 6EG
Tel: +44 (0)16 1236 4177
Fax: +44 (0)16 1237 5781