The Trust is provided with information of pensioners in need by the pensioner community at Musgrave Park, the Fish Hoek Association for the Elderly and other concerned persons like family members, friends and neighbours of those needing assistance.
The Trust does not give cash handouts, but provides support by way of Pick ‘n Pay debit cards and endeavours to solve immediate, but limited, pensioner medical and dental problems. Over the years the Trust has facilitated twenty three cataract operations and financed ten hearing aids.
Currently gift cards to the value of R1,800, 2,250, R2,400 or R2,750 are distributed to the pensioners every month according to their particular financial circumstances and an additional amount of between R200 and R300 is usually added for the month of December. The present monthly outlay for gift cards is R51,100.
Additionally, an amount of R2,600 is paid to assist in the accommdation costs of one of the pensioners in a care home.
The total financial outlay each month is therefore R53,700.