Details were given on the 23rd edition of the Feast of Generosity that takes place every New Year’s Day. It is organised by primarily to raise funds so that id-Dar tal-Providenza can continue to provide and improve on the services it offers. Fr Martin Micallef, Director of the Home, gave details during a press conference held this morning (Tuesday, 11th December 2018)
Fr Martin explained the four main reasons behind the Feast of Generosity: to meet up with the residents, to see the capital projects, to raise the much needed funds but more importantly to spread the Home’s message that society has to respect persons with disability, treat them with the dignity they deserve and offer them choices and opportunities that everyone has a right to enjoy.
The Feast of Generosity kicks off at 9.00am with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Mgr Charles J. Scicluna in the Home’s chapel. Focus will then be on the main stage under the big tent where there will be a spectacle of entertainment and interviews with various personalities who visit the Home during the day.
This year there will be another auction of works of art kindly donated by Maltese and foreign artists as part of the Feast of Generosity but with a new twist. This time around, the auction will take place in the Foyer of the Parliament building in Valletta on Thursday, 20th December at 7.00pm. The public will be able to view beforehand these works of art at an exhibition set up in the same foyer of Parliament or by going into the website www.dtpauction.com.
This exhibition will be officially inaugurated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Dr Anġlu Farrugia this Friday, 14th December at 5.00pm and closes with the auction on the 20th. Viewing will be every day between between both dates from 9.00am to 8.00pm. Works of art not auctioned off will be available for sale during the Feast of Generosity on January 1st in Siġġiewi.
The CD Compilation ‘Ħelu Bambin4’, produced and written by Fr George Ocar Buttigieg OFM Conv., may now be acquired for €10 in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. Various established Maltese singers contributed their time and talent for this CD compilation that may be had from the main religious bookshops. Arrangements have been made so that the concert launching the CD, which was recorded at Where’s Everybody studios, is broadcast on TVM 2 at 10.00am on Christmas day with a repetition on New Year’s eve at 8.45pm.
For the benefit of those who will be visiting Id-Dar tal-Providenza, there will be a park-and-ride service between 3.00pm and 9.00pm from San Niklaw street, (the old runway). For those unable to make it, the whole telethon, that ends around midnight, will be relayed ‘live’ on the main television stations. Donations may be made at the Home in Siġġiewi or by phone as follows:
€10 Donation – 516 02 012
€15 Donation – 517 02 013
€25 Donation – 518 02 014
SMS €7 Donation – 506 18 922
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