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Object - Donation tin - rectangular tin RVIB wrapper around Blind Babies tin circa 1980s

From the Collection of Vision Australia 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong Victoria

1 metal coin collection tin with 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 older Blind Babies tin has been wrapped with a modern RVIB wrapper, which could be used at Carols by Candlelight, White Cane day or other special marketing days.
When Made
1940s to 1990s
Inscriptions & Markings
Your Donation Supports the Work of the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind
RVIB lighthouse logo
557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Telephone 9577 3341
Last updated
21 Sep 2019 at 6:58PM