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Object - Donation tin - round RVIB circa 1990's

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

1 metal coin collection tin with handle and paper wrap
Object Registration
royal victorian institute for the blind
Historical information
Coin collections have a long and varied history. Coins were often collected in churches in a box located near the entrance/exit, and later via a collection plate that was passed amongst the congregation Funds were used to repair the church or feed the poorest of the parish. The donation of coins is and was considered part of religious life and mentioned in Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts. With the need and expansion of charitable works occurring outside religious life, charity boxes began to spread into hospitals, orphanages and asylums.
The need for non-fixed boxes grew with the rise in charities and their activities outside a fixed building. Collection boxes could be large (and therefore hard to move) or could be held by individuals acting as collection agents, working at a specific location, moving between dwellings or at events. In this example, the RVIB tin could be used gathering coins at events such as Carols by Candlelight, White Cane day or other special marketing days.
When Made
Inscriptions & Markings
Your Donation Supports the Work of The Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind
RVIB lighthouse logo
557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Telephone 9529 3544
Last updated
21 Sep 2019 at 6:47PM