fare la colletta
Parola del giorno | Word of the day
Today's Parola del Giorno is the expression fare la colletta, which means to take up a collection, as if often done in churches and by charities in order to help those in need.
The word comes from the Latin collecta, which means collection.
See the expression used below:
L'altra sera i parrocchiani hanno fatto la colletta per un barbone che non mangiava da diversi giorni.
The other evening the congregation took up a collection for a homeless man who had not been eating for several days.