A team of carefully picked volunteers ensure that the work of nurturing children and transforming lives continues. We have two main areas for volunteer involvement:
Our host programme introduces the children in our care to healthy, functional families by providing opportunities for children who are not able to spend time with their families of origin to spend time in the community over weekends and holidays. This gives an opportunity for an individual or family to make a direct contribution to nurturing a child and transforming a life.
Marsh Memorial Homes was established by the generosity of William Marsh and has been carried by the generosity of people ever since. You are welcome to donate.
|Account Name||Marsh Memorial Homes|
|Full Name of the Bank||First National Bank|
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Please use your Surname as a reference when doing EFTs and email us with a proof of payment so that we can acknowledger your generosity
We are in constant need of clothing for our children. As your children outgrow their clothes you would be very welcome to donate them to Marsh.
Stationery and school books
We need stationery and schoolbooks particularly at the beginning of the year to equip the children for school.
Books brick a back and second hand furniture.
Are always welcome for sale at our annual Fete, on the first Saturday of November each year, and other sales during the year.
What is MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet?
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is South Africa’s biggest community support programme which raises funds for schools and charities in order to improve education and social development. MySchool allows anyone to raise funds for their favourite school or charity. It really is so easy!
Apply for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card today. It is free to you. Swipe your card at retailers across the country every time you shop. The store will donate a percentage of your purchase to your selected beneficiary, on your behalf.
How does MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet work?
- Get a free card online or simply phone 0860 100 445. You can also get a card at any Woolworths store.
- Nominate your school or charity as the beneficiary.
- Swipe your card whenever you make a purchase at any partner store (these include Woolworths, Engen Quikshops, Toys R Us, Waltons, Reggie’s, kalahari.com, Power24 and more).
- The partner will donate a percentage of your purchases to your beneficiary!
Benefits of having a MySchool Card:
- Raise funds without it costing you a cent!
- Receive exclusive discounts from selected partners, such as WRewards at Woolworths & Special offers from partner. You can find the latest special offers for cardholders here.
- Receive a monthly statement via email showing you transactions and how much your beneficiary has raised.
- You can use your card at over 1 500 different stores. Find the partner stores in your area here.
Contact MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet:
E-mail Client Services: email@example.com
Telephone: 0860 100 445
Fax: 0866 822 833
<strong>What is MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet?</strong>
Marsh Memorial Homes owes its existence to the generous bequest of the late William Marsh, who bequeathed money to purchase our property and build the initial homes. Many have continued to breathe life into the homes by following his example
WHAT IS A BEQUEST?
A bequest is a gift of money or property left to a specific person or organisation after your death. It forms part of your will, which details what happens to your wealth and assets when you die.
THE BENEFITS MAKING A BEQUEST
Including a bequest to a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) in your will can reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate. It is important to seek expert advice from your accountant, financial planner or bank in this regard when you draw up your will: your will must be properly worded, signed and witnessed to be valid.
HOW CAN MARSH MEMORIAL HOMES USE A BEQUEST?
Depending on the size of the gift, it could be used to improve the facilities at the Homes. Alternatively, it could use purchase vehicles and other much needed equipment. Smaller gifts are equally useful in providing for the ongoing running costs and maintenance. It really is up to you. You are most welcome to visit us to see where you would like your bequest to be used.
TYPES OF BEQUESTS
A specific sum of money
This is the simplest form of bequest, but makes no allowance for the effects of inflation or any changes in the value of your estate. If you choose this option, you may need to review your will from time to time to ensure the bequest remains what you wish it to be.
Valuable items such as property, motor vehicles, antiques, art works, jewellery, etc. may be bequeathed to a PBO.
A percentage of your estate
This ensures a fair distribution amongst all the beneficiaries and avoids inflation-related issues.
The residue of your estate
Whatever is left over after all taxes, liabilities and other bequests have been paid is known as the residue. You can bequeath the whole of the residue or a percentage of it.
A life insurance policy
An existing policy can be left to Marsh Memorial Homes making us the beneficiary of the policy. Or you can take out a new policy naming us as the beneficiary.
We are grateful for all bequests no matter the size as even the smallest makes a difference in the loves of the children we care for.
Please contact the Principal firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to talk more about bequests