take a collection up
take a collection up (for someone or something)
To request and collect donations (usually money) from people (for the benefit of someone or some cause). Before we leave, I wanted to let you know that Mrs. Stein is taking a collection up for incoming refugees fleeing the war. Every Saturday, I take a collection up from people in and out of the grocery store by my house, and I donate the money to the state's veterans association.
take a collection up (from someone) (for someone or something)
to collect money from people for someone or something. Karen took a collection up from everyone in the office for Bill. Karen took up a collection for Bill from everyone in the office.