collection basket

Related to collection basket: Offertory
a small basket{1} mounted on the end of a pole, used in churches to collect donations from those attending a church service; - the long pole allows the collector to hold the basket in front of those at the end of the pew, while the collector remains in the aisle.

See also: Basket

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But, this time, he was holding a collection basket and collecting shillings from the poor and not the rich, demanding that this time round no widow's mite will be accepted.
"I'd also like to praise the dedication and hard work of all of our volunteers and Citizens' Advice Bureau staff, and to thank Calderbank, St Edward's and Airdrie Baptist churches for their superb support in allowing us to use their premises, and all the businesses who have taken a collection basket or can.
It (collection basket) is passed around three times," Duterte said.
Everything was going well, and the whole congregation was clapping as Bruno went around the church with the handle of the collection basket in his mouth.
His watercraft is specially outfitted with a screen on the bowl that knocks the seeds off the stalks into a collection basket.
Saturday with soups, bread, coffee and pies; a mystery guest tap dancer and a dance-infused movie showcasing Fred Astaire, "Royal Wedding," will begin at 7 p.m.; collection basket for canned food and cash donations will be available to provide Thanksgiving baskets to families in need.
It isn't how much you drop into the collection basket during Mass.
It can hold your tools while you're working in the garden and serve as a collection basket for your harvested produce.
Donations of food and personal care items can be made through the collection basket in the main foyer of Town Hall.
"They're not regulating the priest who absolves you of your sins and tells you to put some money in the collection basket, or the old lady who sends all her money to Pat Robertson," said Day, who's said to ride around Salem on a Segway scooter in warlock garb.
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