Easy Pay It Forward Pill Bottle Pocket Provisions for the Homeless

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Years ago I saw an article about filling pill bottles with sewing kits for the homeless. That got me thinking – what else could I put in a pill bottle to give a homeless person. Ever stand at the travel section of Target or Wal-Mart and look at all those sample size everythings? Most of those would fit into a larger sized pill bottle!

This is a great idea for Scouting Troops and Youth Groups. All the items are inexpensive and easily found in most homes.
Have the kids collect items from friends and family – along with asking everyone they know to save their pill bottles (We have dozens!)
Then spend a few troop meetings putting them all together. You can either have the troop handout the filled pill bottles or donate them to a local shelter to give as needed.

A few examples of items my friends and I came up with:
Q-tips
Lighter or Match pack
Band aids
Chap-stick
Thread
Needle
Safety pins
Super glue
Cough drops
A buck or 2 (or 5)
Mini flashlight
Alcohol swabs
Velcro
Elastic bans
Nail clippers
Small screw drivers
Wrapped candies
Antibiotic cream
Tweezers
Travel toothbrushes (the really really really small ones)

Pay It Forward Pill Bottle Pocket Provisions for the Homeless

Pay It Forward Pill Bottle Pocket Provisions for the Homeless

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1 thought on “Easy Pay It Forward Pill Bottle Pocket Provisions for the Homeless

    Corinne Schmitt

    (December 23, 2016 - 7:34 am)

    I love ALL of these ideas. What a wonderful and easy way to show kindness and help others. Thanks for putting this list together.

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