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:
Lighter or Match pack
A buck or 2 (or 5)
Small screw drivers
Travel toothbrushes (the really really really small ones)