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MAKE MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

If you're lucky enough to still have your Mom with you, Sunday 9 May is your chance to spoil her thoroughly to let her know just how much she means to you. For some great ideas of how to celebrate under Level 1 Lockdown ... or if you're on a tight budget or living far away ... head over to our blog.

But whether or not you have a mom of your own to spoil, please consider spoiling some of ours!

We have over a thousand moms in our care right now – and we want to make sure every single one of them feels loved and cherished on Mother's Day. Especially those who are now alone in the world, with no children or grandchildren to remember them.


Nothing shows our moms how much you care more than flowers and bath time treats for them to enjoy a little well deserved pampering. Sadly many of our pensioners can't even afford basic necessities like soap and toothpaste. Imagine how they'll feel when they receive your 'pamper pack' of fragrant soap or body wash, deodorant or body spray ... shampoo and conditioner ... body lotion, lip balm and a soft, new face cloth!

Your gift of R250 will provide all this, and even a few flowers for the finishing touch. Please use the form below to donate online right now.


Gifts of any amount – including items dropped off at our Head Office (Kings Hall, Samora Machel Street, Durban) before Friday 7 May – are most appreciated. Every rand or item donated helps make these elders feel loved and special.

If you'd like to make your gift in honour or memory of your own mom, please add a special message for her below, and we'll post it on our Facebook page on Mother's Day – Sunday 9 May 2021. (First 100 messages only.)

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About us

The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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The Association for the Aged

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