Judah (age six) wanted to give all of the pennies that his family had to the ‘poor’ kids in Africa. He and his sister Abigail (age four-and-a-half) rolled all their pennies, by themselves, and they ended up with fourteen rolls, or seven dollars worth. They put them in a box to deliver them to Susan, and Judah made a note on the box that said, “Money for the Poor.” It’s wonderful to see young children have such compassion for others, and take the initiative to make a difference.
Host a Shipping Container Party!
Ask your friends and family to bring items to be donated to our new Container Project. Items we need most are medical supplies (such as Tylenol, Polysporin, Aspirin, etc), new or gently used clothing for children up to age 15, and a variety of non-electronic tools (including gardening tools).
Jane from Vernon recently hosted a Medical Party for her 60th birthday (for guests to donate medicine) and even invited her guests to wear their best (or silliest) hats to be judged in a Best Hat Contest!
Thanks Jane and Greg for your wonderful donations!
The 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.
The 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.
The 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!
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.
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.
For 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!
A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Helping Those in Need in Zimbabwe