On the 1st January of each year Id-Dar tal-Providenza organises a Festa ta’ Ġenerożità (Feast of Generosity) at the Siġġiewi Home to raise much needed funds for the Home. Every year more than five million euros are need to run the homes including those in the communities of Siġġiewi, Qawra, Birkirkara, Żurrieq and later on Balluta. This is one of the major annual fund-raising events.
Festa ta’ Ġenerożità kicks off with Mass in the Home’s chapel, while some of the top local entertainers will take part in a 15-hour marathon held under a big tent set up for the event in the parking lot of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. Festa ta’ Ġenerożità is broadcast live on all the main TV stations. Donors flock to Siġġiewi during different times of the day to make their donation and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Tied to Festa ta’ Ġenerożità an auction of art works kindly donated by local and foreign artists is also held in the early part of December. These last few years, under the patronage of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dr Anġlu Farrugia, an exhibition of the donated works is set up in the main foyer of the Parliament building in Valletta. Lately the live auction was also held in the foyer. All the works of art will be uploaded online at www.dtpauction.com.