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community chest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Welfare
community chestcomˈmunity ˌchest noun [countable] American English old-fashioned  PEWmoney that is collected by the people and businesses in an area to help poor people
Examples from the Corpus
community chestHe has been awarded £200 from Middlesbrough council's community chest to help with his training and travel expenses.
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