I was given a Maxwell coffee can and asked to make a collection can for a foot ball team to collect money when the team made a touch down. They use the money to buy coats and anything the team needs. I just had to make one for myself it is for when friends and family visit they can leave a note for gifts they would like or just to say something special. and then we share them on holiday gatherings. The cover comes off so you can change out or wash it when needed.