Knitting Up A Storm!

SONY DSCThe ladies of the Peace Portal Alliance Church have been busy sewing and knitting items for Susan to take to Zimbabwe. They’ve also provided step-by-step instructions and patterns to teach to the micro-business projects we support in Zimbabwe, so widows can create their own source of income by creating quality handmade items and selling them.

SONY DSCThe amount of time, energy and creativity these volunteers have put into this project is truly impressive, and Susan remarked she had a wonderful time sharing stories with the ladies while they taught her how to sew some of the basic patterns, and felt truly blessed by their generous hearts.

Thanks to all who participated! It’s gestures like this that truly make a difference in the lives of those suffering in Zimbabwe.

We're Sending A Shipping Container to Zimbabwe!

And we need your help to fill it full of desperately-needed supplies!

We need to collect enough items to fill a 40-foot shipping container by mid-September, so that it can be sent to Zimbabwe in January 2014. If you’ve been waiting to do your Spring Cleaning or love getting great deals at Garage Sales, please consider donating to our cause!

shipping container libraryThe list of items we need is on our website (click here to view our Container Project page) and as items start coming in we will update the list. Susan is available to collect items; please contact her to arrange a time and place to drop off your donations.

All the items we collect will be benefitting the various programs we support in Zimbabwe, from building schools to teaching farming methods, and the container will be converted into a Community Library where locals can have a quiet place to read and children can do their homework.

Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Less Than Two Weeks to the Garage Sale!

garagesaleThe Zimbabwe Gecko Society’s Annual Fundraising Garage Sale is less than two weeks away! Please be sure to collect any new or gently used items you’d like to donate, and join us on Saturday, April 20th for some great deals!

Saturday April 20th 2013
from 8:00am-2:00pm
at the White Rock Baptist Church
(1657 140th St Surrey BC)

How You Can Help:

  • Save your new or gently used items that you no longer use (no electronics or large furniture please).
  • Deliver them on Friday April 19th between 5pm and 9pm to the White Rock Baptist Church.
  • Help us by volunteering on the 19th and 20th!

Members of the White Rock Baptist Church please keep in mind the youth group will be holding their garage sale April 27th and they would like your support as well. Both garage sales will have great bargains!

For further information please contact Susan Janetti at zimbabwegecko@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Update on Clara and Minashe

We first introduced you to Clara and Minashe in January, and told you the story of how a $1000 donation turned into a $100 000 donation of treatment for the girls. The following is a more detailed account of the girls’ story, and includes an update on how Clara and Minashe are doing and the treatment they have received so far.

Warning – the following post contains graphic images that may be upsetting to some people. Please view at your discretion. Continue reading Update on Clara and Minashe

Our Annual Fundraising Garage Sale is this April!

garagesaleThis year, our annual fundraising Garage Sale is being held on

Saturday April 20th 2013
from 8:00am-2:00pm

at the White Rock Baptist Church
(1657 140th St Surrey BC)

Please join us on Saturday April 20th at the White Rock Baptist Church for some great deals and enjoy Starbucks Coffee, Cobbs goodies, hamburgers and hotdogs.

How You Can Help:

  • Save your new or gently used items that you no longer use (no electronics or large furniture please).
  • Deliver them on Friday April 19th between 5pm and 9pm to the White Rock Baptist Church.
  • Help us by volunteering on the 19th and 20th!

DSC02462And be sure to come and shop on Saturday April 20th!

Members of the White Rock Baptist Church please keep in mind the youth group will be holding their garage sale April 27th and they would like your support as well. Both garage sales will have great bargains!

For further information please contact Susan Janetti at zimbabwegecko@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea!

Need a last-minute Christmas gift? Why not give the gift that gives back! The Zimbabwe Gecko Society is accepting donations for gifts to those in need in Zimbabwe.

cardinfoornamentsFor a minimum donation amount, you can give a family a goat that will provide long-term food and income, give a child a soccer ball that will provide them with a source of fun, give seniors who can no longer support themselves safe and comfortable housing, or receive a wire-beaded ornament which will provide much-needed income for street children in Zimbabwe. They’ll get a gift that will improve their quality of life, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped another human being during the season of giving. You’ll also receive a card describing your donation that you can give to someone special on your Christmas list! Please contact Susan Janetti to purchase a card, or you can make a donation if you’d like to give a needy person in Zimbabwe a great Christmas. Thank-you to our generous donors who have already made our Christmas Card program a huge success!

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8 Christmas Card designs to choose from. Each gift has either a fun cartoony card or a sophisticated card design so you can match anyone’s taste on your Christmas list.

A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Helping Those in Need in Zimbabwe