50 employees at the Archbishop’s Curia have prepared 20,000 diaries for distribution to Maltese households with the aim of raising funds for Id-Dar tal-Providenza.
In a statement, the Archdiocese of Malta said that the event was in line with its corporate social responsibility. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the activity took place at the employees’ respective offices, rather than at the Dar tal-Providenza. The employees also raised €800 in donations to the Siġġiewi residence for people with disabilities.
The Archdiocese’s human resources manager Rebecca Gatt emphasised that the pandemic would not stop Curia employees from helping those in need.
As has been the case with other charities, Id-Dar tal-Providenza has struggled to raise funds this year, not least through the cancellation of many fundraising activities. The cancellation of this year’s edition of the popular volleyball marathon alone meant the loss of some €500,000 in donations, while precautions related to Covid-19 have increased its costs.