alms box

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Noun1.alms box - box for collecting alms, especially one in a churchalms box - box for collecting alms, especially one in a church
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
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MAN STEALS ALMS BOX: A security camera revealed that an unknown young man stole alms box in a bookstore in the southern province of Osmaniye.
HISTORY Alms box used to collect coins in Newgate prison from 1400 to 1893 CHARACTER Tommy Ferens, who lived in poverty and used to stand half way across the Swing Bridge to avoid being arrested GOOD DEEDS Elise Bath, a student curator, with an alms dish used in Whitburn Street chapel in the 1800s; right, Alison Kay, founder of the People's Kitchen in 1988
THE name "Boxing Day" was created in the Middle Ages, when an Alms Box was traditionally placed in every church on Christmas Day, into which worshippers placed a gift for the poor of the parish.
The old alms box was taken from St Peter's and St Paul's Church at Monksbridge, in Butlers Marston, near Warwick, on Saturday.