Email from South Africa

From: jean(at)maxprof(dot)co(dot)za
To: [email protected]
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:25:06 +0200
Good day
I represent a cancer group called People Living with Cancer ( here in Pretoria South Africa. We have just had our first Bottles of Hope workshop and had such positive feedback from all those who attended. We had 72 people attending and we made 250 bottles.
We are going to be distributing these bottles to the oncology wards at our government hospitals in Pretoria and surrounding areas.
Attached are a few photo’s of our group making the bottles
Jean Robinson
PLWC – Pretoria South Africa

Bottles of Hope @

The below post was taken from the Bottles of Hope messageboard on Delphi. Posted by Diane Black from

There is loads of information on making BOH (and stoppers, etc) and on obtaining bottles, etc.,  as well as many-many examples for inspiration on the BOH page of my website:
Here is the “Table of Contents” for that page:
General info re BOH
explanation of BOH concept
donating (BOH or canes) to others for distribution
Continue reading

Bottles of Hope


Bottles of Hope are small glass bottles covered with polymer clay and given to cancer patients. They symbolize a wish and a hope for health

This project was started in 1999 by a Rhode Island cancer survivor and has spread internationally. Bottles are made by artists, students, survivors, seniors and many more who volunteer their time and love.

This blog was created as a place to get information and to share your experiences with the Bottles of Hope project.

A word about the project: Our hope is that this project remains grass roots: a one to one sharing of art and love. The Bottles of Hope should NEVER be sold; they are to be given freely to cancer patients to bring hope to their lives.