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Date Posted: 7/31/2015 8:08 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as the RAOK place. This is where we post things to give away to others, asking NOTHING in return but a thank you. No money or credits are exchanged. We give freely, at our own expense. If you see something you’d like, PM the member with your mailing info. If you are the one mailing, please be sure to put full postage on any packages you send. Members have reported receiving "gifts" with postage due.

Please note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

For liability reasons, sorry, but no medications of any kind may be posted in this forum. This includes prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements.

RAOK rules -
You may not ask for anything in return for the things you post here. Please do not ask for postage, or to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something in return. This is not allowed and defeats the purpose of the Random Act of Kindness.  Try to pay it forward and perhaps grant some wishes in the ***I Wish*** thread.
We ask that you do not reply within the thread. We are different from most forums in that way. When we go to ***I Wish***, we see wishes; in ***RAOK***, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs should be handled privately between members via PM.
Please do not post single use codes - such as Coke codes - in this forum. Post that you have them and let members PM you for them. It saves all the replies within the thread (as above). You may start a separate thread if you want to post them that way. Or check the ***I Wish*** thread and simply grant a Coke code wish or two. Codes that can be used over and over again are perfectly fine to post here in RAOK.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ (yes, it’s been done), so that others can have a chance.
One of our most important rules is that you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap, and mail, and then never know if the package arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ***Thank You*** thread. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who don't acknowledge a kindness will often find their future requests ignored.
Please include your nickname when you mail out a RAOK. This makes you easier to find and thank.
Be sure to check your listing and edit as needed, so people are not disappointed. We know that life gets in the way and computers crash, but please try.
Credit transactions should take place in the Book Bazaar or by private PM.

RAOK Tips -
Think carefully about what you want to give away before you post. Postage costs these days can be terrible for over-sized or heavy items that cannot go by media mail. We have all been shocked by the postage for something we mailed here; it happens often. Think first! This is a fun place, but you don’t need to empty your wallet by taking part. It’s wonderful to do something nice for others, but be kind to yourself too.

Before you post something to give away, check the ***I Wish*** thread --- someone may already be asking for it!

If you mark "taken" by your items that have been asked for, please do so at the beginning of the line and, if possible, put the word TAKEN in another color so it's easily apparent to our members that something is no longer available. This avoids disappointments and keeps you from getting more requests for an item that has already been claimed.  Or, just edit your post to delete that item.

If one of us contacts you about changing your post, please understand that we have to follow PBS rules and guidelines. Often we have to ask someone to change or delete a post because of that. New things come up here all the time. If something is not appropriate, we will tell you so, and ask you to change it. Remember that the PBS team does oversee the forums. They edit posts and have been known to suspend accounts. We hate to have that happen to our fellow RAOKers when we can take care of problems ourselves.

RAOK reminders for people requesting something that is offered here -
The people offering RAOKs are doing it out of kindness and generosity, often despite limited means.  Please make your requests for those items in the same spirit, and do not ask for anything that was not explicitly offered.  The people posting RAOKs are offering just what they have, and we appreciate them for doing so.  A request for substitutions is not in keeping with the intention of this thread.  If you would accept only a particular color, size, flavor, or other quality of an offered item, then please use the ***I Wish*** thread to ask for the specific item there instead.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me and ask. We are always happy to be of help to members of the RAOK forum, new or old. Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS!  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 8/1/2015 8:32 AM ET
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I'm leaving PBS. Look for me on Mona's Random Acts of Kindness threads in Goodreads.com. I'll be doing address labels over there.

If you need address labels send me an email at: vickinb@cfl.rr.com. Be sure to put labels in subject line so I know it's not spam.


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Date Posted: 8/1/2015 8:50 AM ET
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 Thank you.

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Subject: Puzzle books
Date Posted: 8/1/2015 10:29 AM ET
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i have some paper/pencil puzzle books that need to leave my house. These are unpostable either because they are a dell monthly and contain advertising, or because some of the puzzles have been worked. The rest of the puzzles are fine so I can't bring myself to throw them out, but I'll never get to them so if you wouldn't mind getting a sudoku book with many of the problems already worked, let me know! I'll post more details about them if there is interest.

1) TAKEN ... Isbn is 9781577483564 but unpostable because there is some water damage to the first few pages and about 8 of the puzzles are completed.

2) TAKEN Kappa Sudoku puzzles, volume 284, 2 or 3 of the puzzles are done but there are 76 in the book.

More coming as I sort through stuff...

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Subject: Cleaning out the craft area
Date Posted: 8/1/2015 11:00 AM ET
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This stuff has got to go but I can't just throw it away! So if you think it would be a kindness from me to you tif I send it to you, please know that it is also a kindness from you to me to help me have a peaceful, uncluttered space in my craft area!

Current list of stuff I can mail

Taken 1) lots of short lengths of yarn of various colors. This no longer has any wrapper, so I don't know the brand or type. It was cut to be ready to use for plastic canvas projects.

2) more coming as I keep clearing out.

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Date Posted: 8/1/2015 11:53 AM ET
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Happy August!

So far, I have to offer:

  • One sheet of nature photo stickers of wolves from Sierra Club TAKEN
  • One sheet of scented rainbow cartoon star stickers TAKEN
  • One sheet of glittery circus seal (the animal) temporary tattoosTAKEN
  • One sheet (6 pairs) of stick-on earrings in various colors (for little girls) TAKEN
  • One tiny sheet of 13 Little Pet Shop "themed" stickers - think tweeny designs - nothing with the actual pets, just cute flowers and such.
  • One coupon for 20% off your entire purchase - Bath & Body Works - Valid Sept 9 - Oct 4
  • One coupon for $15 off $40 - Justice (online & instore) - Valid Sept 8 - 28
  • One sheet of 12 flower stickers (have a very cool blue-green iridescent-y sheen when held up to the light) TAKEN

Will keep updating as I find more things to post!

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Subject: 2 pairs of Birkenstock sandals - TAKEN
Date Posted: 8/1/2015 12:39 PM ET
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Since i had/still have plantar fasciitis  I can no longer wear my beloved Birkenstocks.

I have two lightly worn pairs:

Gizeh thong sandal, yellow with little purple flowers, Size 37 or US Size 6.5 or 7  -TAKEN

Mayari toe loop , blue, Size 37 or US Size 6.5 or 7.   -  TAKEN

These are not the softbed Birkies, but the regular type and therefore not for somebody who needs a soft shoe.  They are not soft but rather hard, but excellent arch support. 

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Date Posted: 8/1/2015 3:29 PM ET
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Stuff I have for grabs:


5.One set of three different notepads-one is Xmas themed.


6.Will make a bookmark for someone who is a horse lover,  or photographer.

7. Can make 1 person a scented bookmark in cherry orwatermelon


Please make sure your address is in your PM. Please be patient when requesting...I have to make my trips count to the post office because it is on the opposite side of town from where I live. Thank you. :)


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Date Posted: 8/1/2015 8:07 PM ET
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New Kelloggs code:



Date Posted: 8/1/2015 8:45 PM ET
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Huggies rewards codes

small 30 page booklet- "Worry: Pursuing a Better Path to Peace"  by David Powlison

 several car trash bags (the kind that can hang on a knob)-- these have a political advertisement (elect xxxxx)

window cling in support of Wounded Warriors


Taken:          to *Sandi B-- tiki lanterns for her tiki room

to Katherine N--  2016 wall calendar

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Date Posted: 8/1/2015 9:45 PM ET
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Its my birthday month.  I would like to give someone a credit to get a book you want to read this summer.  :)  Please let me know if you can use a credit right now.  In my heart it's in honor of someone special - always a bookworm!  Taken by Jody. Thanks!

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Date Posted: 8/2/2015 10:28 AM ET
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TAKEN  --  I have two small assortments of flat plastic stencils to offer to two different people.  These are the type you can use with a flat-tipped stencil brush and that dry stencil paint. 

I also have a lime green and purple rubber-band bracelet.  Great for a child or a smaller wrist.

Just zing me a pm if you'd like anything.  Thanks!

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Date Posted: 8/2/2015 11:28 AM ET
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I have a partially used box of Antioch invisible gum bookplates. The artwork is produced from a watercolor of a lovely head study of a golden-eyed cat.  

Four 3" high Happy Face bendable figures - 2 fuchsia - 2 purple. Feel free to ask for two.  

Both Taken - thanks!

Please pm me with your name and address if you'd like me to send these on to you - and thanks for dropping by!   cool


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Date Posted: 8/2/2015 11:56 AM ET
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Still cleaning out my craft room!

Cross-stitch leaflets:

1.  A Little Bit of Christmas by Alma Lynne for Jeanette Crews Designs  Taken!

2.  Gingerbread & Lollisticks by Fanci That

3.  Let It Snow by Diane Arthurs for Imaginating

4.  Buttoned Up for Christmas Book 2 by Leisure Arts

5.  Vested Snowmen by The Stitchworks

6.  A Christmas to Remember by Stoney Creek Collection  Taken!

7.  Charming Snow Trio by Ursula Michael Designs  Taken!

8.  101 Christmas Cross-Stitch Designs by Better Homes and Gardens  Taken!

9.  Kitten Kaboodle by Cross My Heart, Inc.  Taken!

10.  This And That by Cross My Heart, Inc.  Taken!

11.  "Pumpkin & Ghost" and "Ribbon Pumpkin" by Marilynn and Jackie's...Collectibles - this does not have the plastic bag that the chart came in originally

12.  Three Snowbuddies by Lighthearted Little Ones

13.  Light My Fire! by Sisters and Best Friends

Scrapbooking/card-making supplies:

1.  Set #1 - six floral foam stamps  Taken!

2.  Set #2 - 13 holiday (mostly Christmas) foam stamps  Taken!

3.  Set #3 - five assorted rubber stamps  Taken!

4.  Set #4 - eight mini rubber stamps  Taken!

5.  Set #5 - mini alphabet set rubber stamps  Taken!

6.  Set #6 - five mini embossers (like punches, but make the design raised on the paper instead of cutting it) Taken!

7.  Set #7 - one mini palm tree punch and three mini ink pads (red, green, gold)  Taken!

8.  Set #8 - four mini ink pads (red, green, blue, silver)  Taken!


1.  Small cosmetic case (measures approximately 5 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches)  Taken!


Please send PM with your address and which items you would like.  My only request is that you limit the number you ask for to two per person, please (if you requested some last month, please feel free to request two more this month).

Thank you!


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Date Posted: 8/3/2015 9:20 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/3/2015 12:43 PM ET
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sticky notepads: some small, mostly large


used bubble wrap

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks


multiples of the following coupons:

$.50 Activia 4-pack 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$2.25 Ensure multipack 6/30/16

$5 Zyrtec 24+ count 12/31/15

$.50 any Fiber One box 2/29/16


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Date Posted: 8/3/2015 7:27 PM ET
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I have one sheet of High School Musical stickers if anyone is interested. :)

Date Posted: 8/4/2015 4:47 PM ET
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I'm sorry but when someone does a random act of kindness stipulations should not be placed upon it. Otherwise it risks being seen as prejudiced in my opinion. But that's just my opinion.
Date Posted: 8/4/2015 7:00 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/4/2015 7:21 PM ET
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My comment is in reference to free credits for certain people.
Date Posted: 8/4/2015 8:13 PM ET
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My apologies for being away from the thread for more than 24 hours.  With regard to offers of free credits here, there have been discussions in the past about whether that was appropriate for RAOK, and a decision was made that such offers should be posted in the Book Bazaar.  I have contacted the OP and asked that the offer be moved.

Date Posted: 8/4/2015 8:37 PM ET
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I offered a free credit earlier but I had no stipulations on mine.  Not sure if Sophie was referring to my offer?  Mine was taken fast and first come, first served.  I'm sorry I missed the information about not posting that offer here but doing so on the Bazaar forum.  I will do that next time.  I really appreciate the RAOK forum and want to abide by the rules.  

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Date Posted: 8/4/2015 8:49 PM ET
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No I was not referring to yours jacci.
Date Posted: 8/4/2015 9:43 PM ET
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I agree with Kim, that asking for acknowledgment is not too much to ask of someone.

Date Posted: 8/4/2015 10:04 PM ET
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Asking for acknowledgement is not only not too much, it's part of the rules in the first post:
One of our most important rules is that you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! 
(This can be done publicly in the thread, or privately via PM, and is definitely most appreciated.)