What do you want for Christmas?
The latest electronic gadget? A holiday in the sun?
Heartbreakingly, these dear old souls at Frederic Place Home for the Aged would rather have your 'presence' than your presents. To have a cheerful visitor would brighten the day and make them feel that they have not been forgotten by the rest of the world.
So if you're looking for a good deed to do this Christmas, please pop into the Home at 28 Riversdale Street, Coronationville.
(Please phone first on 011 673 3204 so we know to expect you.)
If you aren't able to visit, you can still help make their Christmas special, by contributing towards the cost of food and other goodies.
Most of our residents have no income other than their government Old Age Grant of just R1 350 per month. It doesn't stretch far – especially when you have blood pressure pills and other medicines to buy.
Your contribution of any amount – made online right now – will help buy food, toiletries, shoes and clothing to see them through the holiday season.
On Christmas Day, there won't be any luxury treats at Frederic Place. But with your help, these old men and women will enjoy the comfort and security of having a home where they are loved and cared for.
One day we will also be old – and perhaps in need of compassion and care ourselves. Let us "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." - Luke 6:31