Collection Box

Collection Box
Collection Box

1950-2000 / Cardboard / Collection Box / God & Faith / Methodism / Object
Printed cardboard
c. 1960-70

Appropriately, this unusual 'National Children's Home' cardboard collection box is in the shape of a Swiss chalet, colourfully decorated.

The 'National Children's Home' was founded in 1869 by Methodist minister Revd Thomas Bowman Stephenson. Stephenson had first hand experience of the poverty and danger faced by vulnerable and often destitute young people living rough in the streets of London. In 1994, the charity was renamed 'Action for Children'. It is still the children's charity of the Methodist Church.

See also the other collection boxes in the Online Collection.