One simple kindness. Today.

September 25, 2015


Maybe, like us, you have empty medicine bottles each month. Maybe, like us, you recycle them.

Here’s a better idea.

Hospitals and pharmacies in rural Malawi don’t have enough medicine bottles, so they dispense pills in small, torn pieces of paper.  That makes them easy to lose. It’s also easy for small children to get their hands on them.

And, it’s an opportunity for us to do a simple kindness.

It’s easy to donate your used pill bottles to Malawi.

When you’ve got a group of containers, send them to Mali.  First, remove the labels. Many labels will peel off, but some are more stubborn. You may need to soak them in hot water to remove labels. You might wash out the insides, too.

Then, box (or use a padded bag) and send them out to this wonderful place–The Malawi Project– that will send them to Malawai.

Malawi Project Inc
3314 Van Tassel Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Thank you.  Want to know more about the Malawi Project? Here.

Got a simple kindness suggestion of your own? Share it in the Comments so we all can benefit.

34 comments on “One simple kindness. Today.
  1. Diane says:

    Things that seem so small to us can make such a big difference! Thank you for this, Carol!

  2. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    So happy to contribute to this, and I will spread the word.

  3. So easy and such a good cause. I will help spread the word in the MS community. Thanks, Carol.

  4. I had no idea. Will share on FB. What a great thing to do and so easy.

  5. Karen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! Such a simple way to help!

  6. michelle says:

    This is awesome. I had no idea. I can collect quite a few.

  7. Vidya Sury says:

    That’s a wonderful initiative, Carol. What a coincidence, right now I’ve got a stack of medicine bottles that I’ve packed to drop off at a pharmacy that offers free treatment!

    If only we could all share what we have!

  8. Kimberly says:

    I had no idea. What a great idea! Thanks for this Carol, I will take this and run with it.

  9. Luckily I only have one medicine bottle a month but I can send it….funny how the little things add up isn’t it?

  10. Alyssa says:

    Who knew?! What an easy way to do good. I don’t have many bottles, but my parents do. I will pass this info along to them.

  11. Hi Carol! I always make sure I recycle my plastic bottles but this is a much better way to be of help. Thanks for sharing it with all of us! ~Kathy

  12. HI Carol,
    I have written this address down and will share this great idea with friends!!! I am so happy to hear that with little difficulty on our part , we can have a huge impact for these folks. Thank You so much!
    This reminds me of one of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes:
    “We may not be able to do great things, but we CAN do small things with great love.”
    My latest post illustrates this pretty well as you read about Mrs. Elizabeth Whitton, at age 80, who plays her harp as a volunteer in hospital room and Hospice facilities.

  13. What an inspired idea! Thank for letting us know. From #midlifeluv

  14. I had no idea either! I am passing this on to my MOPS church group of mommies. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Estelle says:

    What a lovely idea Carol. Thanks for sharing it.

  16. Wow—I never even thought of this. This is GREAT to know—thanks for sharing!!

  17. What a wonderful organization. I don’t know of anything like that here in the UK. I would love to participate if I had empty medicine bottles.

  18. Wonderful kindness idea.

  19. Thanks so much for the address. I’ll be sending some out this week.

  20. Elena Peters says:

    This is such an awesome idea Carol. My hubby goes through a lot and I am going to jot this address down. Thank you for sharing on #MidLifeLuv linky.

  21. I assume I can send from the UK? My parents will be thrilled as they have a small pharmacy between them!

  22. Between Randy and I we could stock a pharmacy with those bottles. I will send them off!

  23. Diane says:

    I will SO do this! Thank you, Carol!

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