The 25th edition of Festa ta’ Ġenerożità

Festa ta’ Ġenerożità, organised by Dar tal-Providenza, is on for January 1st with an appeal for funds badly needed by the Home.

In order to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of its residents and workers and to be in line with the directives issued by the Health authorities the event will be broadcast again from We studios in Ħal Qormi. The studios will only be accessible to those answering the telephones and invited guests. As in the past, ‘Festa ta’ Ġenerożità’ will be aired on local TV stations between noon and midnight. At 9:30am, TVM will broadcast a live Mass from the Home’s chapel, which will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles Scicluna.

Fr Martin Micallef, Director of Dar tal-Providenza, said this year was a very particular one because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that unfortunately claimed the life of one of its residents. However, thanks to the vaccines, the lives of the residents are back to normal as they have started meeting face to face with their relatives and friends, as well as attending community activities.

Residential services offered by the Home are personalised services to meet the residents’ needs and aspirations. “We are committed,” said Fr Martin, “To continue improving more and more on the quality of life of our residents and to see that these services provide inclusion and participation in community events. To do this we are always looking at ways and means to invest every year in human resources, to purchase new equipment, carry on maintenance works as well as budgeting for capital projects aiming at opening more homes in the community.”

Naturally, fund raising activities during this year were again limited except for Festa ta’ Ġenerożità as well as the July marathon that was televised instead of the usual volleyball activity.

Fr Martin continued saying that apart from the negative side of this year Dar tal-Providenza also had some nice moments especially when receiving the European Citizen Award. A recognition on European level of the Home’s work meant a lot to the administration, workers and volunteers.

As from today until January 1st, one can make a donation by using the various facilities outlined hereunder. All donations between now and the new year will be included in the final tally at the end of the marathon.

€10 5160 2012
€15 5170 2013
€25 5180 2014
€50 5190 2085
€100 5130 2022
SMS €7 5061 8922
BOV Mobile 7932 4834

Paypal or bank accounts that Dar tal-Providenza has with the main Banks: APS Bank, BOV, HSBC, Lombard Bank, BNF Bank.

One can also make a donation by cheque and send it to Id-Dar tal-Providenza, Lapsi Road, Siġġiewi SGW2822. (Cheques for €20 or less are not allowed and will not be cashed by the banks according to the directive issued by the Central Bank of Malta.)

Other donations can be made at Dar tal-Providenza’s office in St Paul Street, Valletta right behind the old market between 9am and 12pm Tuesday to Saturday, at Paola Catholic Bookshop as well as in Rabat’s main square in Malta as of next week.

Nadine Camilleri Cassano, Administrator of the Home, explained how after a stop of two years, there will be an exhibition and auction of works of art as part of the Festa ta’ Ġenerożità on January 1st. The full catalogue of works together is available on or Belgravia is conducting the online auction. The works of art are currently on exhibition at the Parliament’s main entrance in Valletta.

Other fundraising activities happening this month are a concert by the Malta Police Band under the Marsa flyovers tonight on Friday, 17th December at 7pm as part of Christmas Under the Bridge. There is going to be a 30-hour marathon on 103FM organised by Arthur Caruana, Ian Busuttil Naudi and Ron Briffa. This marathon will be broadcast live on Thursday 30th December at 6am till the 31st at 10am. Another activity is Carols Under the Stars at the Santa Marija tax-Xagħra chapel in San Pawl tat-Tarġa. This will be a lights exhibition with Christmas carols. Carols Under the Stars will take place on the 22, 23, 26 and 27 December between 6pm and 10pm.