Since 26th September to 2nd October 2016 has been declared Week of the Older Persons in South Africa, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN’s PROJECT H.E.L.P. relief team partnered with TAFTA (The Association For The Aged) to share some kindness and love to some of the senior citizens of our city in an effort to inspire hope in their lives.
The old age home chosen for this local outreach project was the TAFTA Lodge situated in the Addington area near Durban’s beachfront. This lodge is home to some of TAFTA’s poorest residents whose only source of income is their government pension and who have very little or no family support at all.
Alhamdulillah, on Thursday, September 29th 2016, the PROJECT H.E.L.P. team arranged a full course lunch as well as gifts for the residents. The lunch was prepared by the Jamiat KZN’s Skills Workshop coordinator and learners.
Whilst serving the meals, the PROJECT H.E.L.P. team interacted with each of the residents with light-hearted conversation to bring about some cheer to their hearts.
By the grace of Allah Ta’ala, the PROJECT H.E.L.P. team managed to feed over 200 senior citizens. Additionally each resident was given a good quality polar fleece throw, an essential item for the elderly. Lunch and gifts were also provided for the staff at Tafta Lodge.
Almost every resident personally thanked each member of the PROJECT H.E.L.P. team, which for the team was the highlight of the day.
May Allah Ta’ala use our humble efforts as a means of attracting them towards Imaan and Islam. May He accept the contributions of our donors and the efforts of all involved, Aameen.
For donations towards future PROJECT H.E.L.P. local outreach efforts, kindly deposit funds to:
Jamiatul Ulama KZN (Lillah Projects)
FNB Umgeni Junction (200913)
Account Number: 5089 1141 828
Reference: Project HELP/Name
Lillah or Sadaqah ONLY! Strictly NO ZAKAAT!