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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as a RAOK. 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. Please be sure to put full postage on any packages you mail out. 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, no meds of any kind may be posted in this forum This includes Rxs, OTC 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; do not ask to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something 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 wishes, we see wishes; in the RAOK, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs are 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 the RAoK thread.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ - yes, it’s been done! - let others have a chance.
One of our most important rules - you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap and mail, then never know if the pkg arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ****Thank You thread**** here. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who do not do this will often find their future requests ignored, sorry.
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.

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, non 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 you 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 items that have been asked for, please do so at beginning of the line and if possible, make 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.

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.

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!

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Sticker update one last time and Happy August always :) This isn't letting me use the "strike through" so am updating this way. Winnie the Pooh stickers have all been taken. I would like to send to one person, two sheets of religious stickers. One sheet is on a blue background. There are rainbow cloud shapes with messages such as "Heavenly Blessings" and "Rejoice in His Love." The second sheet is on a white background. These are small circular stickers with different designs and such messages as "God is love," and "Glory to God." Thank you! All stickers for now have been taken.


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Offering fun mail......

If anyone would like a written and stamped postcard sent to you or someone you know....just let me know and we can pick out a fun card..:-)

Just send me a message with ideas of things you like or the someone you want me to send to likes....so I can pick out a nice postcard...


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Just a start:  OLD-TIME EASTER STICKERS  Taken
                    PHOTO BOOKMARK (blue leatherette with a place to put the photo at the top)  Taken
                   2 SMALL BIRD'S FEATHERS(UNKNOWN ORIGIN)   Taken
                   CARD FRONTS  Taken
                   BOOKMARK BACK(wallpaper cut to back handmade bookmarks) 1

                   SM CAT CROSS-STITCH(partially done) WITH HOOP  Taken
                   SM NOTEBOOK W/PEN  taken
                   SEVERAL UNUSED RECIPE CARDS  Taken
                   NINE WORLDS (CD ...on-line enhanced voyage thru the solar system by Patrick Stewart)
FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM (Newt Scamander...property of:  Harry Potter)  Taken


Don't know how that happened but Jeanne caught it.

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I have a box of Aveeno Soothing bath treatments. Oatmeal bath treatments to relieve itchiness. Only 1 individual packet in the box was used, there are 7 remaining. TAKEN

I also have a small bag of Chuck E Cheese prize tickets. They are old tickets from when my kids were younger and I just found them cleaning out a room the other day. I don't know if the same type of tickets are used anymore but will happily mail them to someone if they ever go to Chuck E Cheese and want to try them.  TAKEN

Please send me a PM with your address.

Happy August everyone! :)

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Happy August! heart

I will be adding items through out the month. So far I have available...

- A free year long subscription to "Harper's Bazaar" TAKEN

- Five coupons for $1 off any Berocca 2ct or larger product (all to one person, please)

- 20% off any Bed, Bath & Beyond product (expires 9/22/14) TAKEN

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large used envelopes

used bubble mailers

assorted temporary tattoos

blank Thank You notecards and envelopes; white with silver script

bright colored small plain notecards and envelopes

Canon FX3 laser cartridge, box opened but unused

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

(1) empty 4-pan empty MAC eyeshadow palette (used)

(1) Shu Uemura empty palette for eyeshadows and/or blushes

stickers potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: grey, periwinkle, brown, white, gold, rusty orange.


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Still have another month of Summer; love it!  Happy August everyone!!

I have to offer:

1)  TAKEN  Oversized, adorable Ty Beanie Boo's stuffed dog, named "Rootbeer".  He's 10" tall, so larger than the usual Beanie Baby -- huge, cute eyes! Photo: https://flic.kr/p/ogTCaB

2)  TAKEN  Found this black "Jewelry Designer Leather Cord"; am seeing if I can grant a wish with some of it, but plenty left to send to another person, if anyone else can use this, too.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/ogTBBc

3)  TAKEN  Oversized, very cute Ty Beanie bear called "Bluebeary".  He's a cuddly 15 inches!  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oB9779  

4)   TAKEN  Beautiful orange Hawaiian dress tagged "Awesome Wear, Made in USA, Sz. M".  Very lightweight polyester fabric, would be perfect for a walk on the beach or for cruise-wear!  Has an attached tie at waist, to tie at rear (or at front, I suppose -- could even be clipped off altogether, for a more free-flowing look), slits at sides.  Seems to run a bit large; wish it had fit me, but too loose in the bust/shows my bra at underarms -- drats!  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oFT35p

5)  TAKEN  I have a couple of pieces of grosgrain Christmas ribbon, if anyone can use.  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/opouSk

6)   TAKEN  Retro/pin up style bikini.  No tags on this; seems to fit like a medium.  High waisted bikini bottoms with white buttons at front.  The top has firm molded/padded bust, underwires, and ties at rear.  Suit is in new condition, but for the halter strap which has lost its hook attachment on one side (shown with a safety pin in photo).  Could easily just sew it down to the fabric on inside of suit, as the other hook is there and can be taken off/put on for ease in getting this off and on.  REALLY cute!  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/oFBurF

PM me if you can use.  

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Include mailing address with request.

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Group of 10 random postcards.  All to one person please.    TAKEN

PM with address.

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Stuff I have to give away:

3. I can make two people a handmade card for a man or woman or perhaps a small girl-I can decorate it with calligraphy or stickers..the color choices are white or a butter yellow-first person to pm me gets first color choice


4. I can make two people a handmade bookmark - will need to color choices(don't have all colors) and interests

5. I have one new bookmark with the Statue of Liberty on it and says at the bottom "America home of the free and the brave."

6. I have another new bookmark picture of a american eagle on top and has a Prayer for Heroes on the front of it

Other items:

8. I have a new laminated credit card size that has a picture of a house with a flag on the front and tells you how to display the American flag on the back of it

I have other coupons listed on the coupon forum.

Please make sure to have your address in your PM. Please be patient with me when requesting..I can't go to the post office every day since it is on the opposite side of town from where I live.  Thanks. :)

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Hi Everyone!

Here are some things I have to share...

1.) Actual Used License Plate from Pennsylvania GZP 7117

2.) Actual Used License Plate from Ohio ETK 5286 (I have two identical)

3.) Actual Used License Plate from Texas from a Truck YD1 229

Thought they might be nice for crafting projects or just fun to have!

4.) A square scarf/hankerchief that is black and has in pink "Pink Floyd The Wall"

5.) A Sealed 2-cd set from hypnotherapist John Morgan "I love my body : the magic of self acceptance psychology"

6.) Zit Stick emergency acne treatment by Bremenn Clinical expires 1/15 Sealed

7.) Peter Thomas Roth Un-wrinkle pink ice lip balm Sealed

Crafting magazines...

8.) 4 Teddy Bear Review Magazines 1990 and 1991---- to one person please

9.) CrossStitch and country craft 1988 and a CrossQuick magazine ----- to one person please 4 magazines

10) Welcome to the world of punched metal pamphlet

3-D Pins

11.) A gold tinted beetle pin missing one clear decoration gem...

12.) Silver tinted Trombone pin with blue, clear, and one pink gems...

13.) Angel pin carrying a heart...gold tone with angel having a clear body and carrying a red heart

14.) Angel pin, gold tone body of angel is ruby red with a clear gem head...wings are gold tone...

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              August Finds;

 4 issues [2 of the same one] of New Noise magazine This is a mag of darker doom and metal music-Taken

Valentine tissue paper[never opened]-TAKEN

purple and red ribbon[shiny foil kind]-Taken

cloth bag has sayings on it like natural,organic,harmony etc-Taken

2 fishing decals and a vinyl cast to keep a fishing license in-Taken

small envie of calendar and kids reward stickers-Taken

cloth book cover Pink with peace signs and hearts all over it-Taken

Hanging plaque[purple,red,blue says "Rock On" -Taken

plastic little girl bracelet has blue and pink hearts and butterflys-Taken

pm me if you are interested in anything,sending stuff out next weekend on saturday.

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Everything has been taken. Thanks

PM me with address and what you'ld like.

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I have a few things to offer right now.  They are:

1.  Two $1.00 off coupons for Brookside Fruit Center Chocolates  TAKEN

2.  NFL Helmet sticker sheet - 32 stickers TAKEN

3.  NFL Stickers - 6 players  TAKEN

Send PM with address if interested.

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Finally, I have shipping money to send the things I wanted to offer!  I apologize to all of you who were waiting for me to post again in June and July after my emergency at the end of May.  Here are my offerings:

Online things:

  • Discount code for 25% off and free shipping on all online orders placed on or before Dec. 31, 2014 at pikcal.com:  biglots25%
  • To save $15 on Proactiv 3-Step Solution go to:  proactiv.com/bestoffer56  or call 1-888-961-1632.  You get a 30-day supply for $14.95 (reg $29.95), plus a free deep cleansing brush, free clear skin guide, free sample-sized green tea moisturizer, and free shipping.
  • Free samples:  All You magazine, which is mostly coupons, has a daily free sample feature on their website, where they post free samples from around the web.  The daily free sample home page is http://www.allyou.com/coupons-deals/daily-free-samples, and you can go back through their calendars of samples from there.  You can also sign up to have daily email notices sent.

Things to mail:

  • Just found 2 sets of "Grandma's Kitchen recipe cards -- another of those sample things to get you to join a club where they mail you stuff.  Someone who shall not be named wrote "yummy" on top of a few of them to encourage me to make them.  :)  If you specifically need the set without the writing, like for a gift or something, please say so in your PM.  To 2 people, please.
  • A sheet of 11 patriotic stickers with pictures and captions: 3 each of “United We Stand,” “Proud to be an American,” and “Freedom is Not Free;” 2 of “Support Our Troops, Remember Our Veterans”
  • One of those paper rub-on samples of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist perfume
  • Disc 1 ONLY of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live at Luther College (no case or inserts, will come in paper sleeve);  see track titles at http://www.swapacd.com/Live-Luther-College/cd/387360/
  • TAKEN  Coupon for 20% off one single item at Bed Bath & Beyond, in-store only.  Expires 9/22/14  Jeanne
  • TAKEN  Blue Disney Princess wallet/ billfold.  One side says "Princess" and the other says "Believe in happy endings" with pictures of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White.  Sarah
  • TAKEN  A packet of temporary tattoos (they are girly - peace signs, flowers, smiley faces, that sort of thing)  Raven
  • TAKEN  Earth Day Coloring and Activity Book.  One of the pages has a small section of a tree colored, and 3 of the activities are done (a maze, a dot-to-dot, and a tic-tac-toe page), but the rest of the book is surprisingly new-looking.  Anna
  • TAKEN Booklet “Country Cross and Darn by Jane Arlyn Crabtree.  Has instructions and patterns for cross stitch: warbler, scarlet tanager, hen, rooster; and lace net darning: floral medallion, circular lace border, hen, rooster, crest, alphabet.  (there’s a picture on Amazon of the cover)  Jessica
  • TAKEN  Pages and unused templates for 9 craft/sewing projects.  (I got this offer in the mail a few years back to join a crafting thing where they send you a binder and pages to put in the binder, and these are the free pages they sent as an incentive.)  Simantha
  • TAKEN  Envelope of shaped rubber bands (various loose ones I got at a garage sale; not sure what all they are, but there’s not a complete set/theme)  Anna
  • TAKEN 10 blank recipe cards, “English Roses” design  Connie
  • TAKEN 1 pad of “English Roses” stationery with 2 matching blank recipe cards  Connie
  • TAKEN Coupons for Super Poligrip and Polident tablets, (4 coupons, each for $1.50 off), all to 1 person please.  Expire 8/30/14  S. A.
  • TAKEN Purse-size 2-year calendars (2014-2015):  Islands, Bouquets  Vicki
  • TAKEN  A DVD of a bunch of Backyardigans episodes I recorded off TV 4 or 5 years ago with the DVD recorder we had at the time. Pretty sure there are also some of the shorts and little brain games that ran after the episodes. (I recorded this DVD for my niece and nephew to watch when they visited.  They have outgrown it, and my toddler nephew is more into Curious George.)  The menu doesn’t work, but you can use “skip” to go through the episodes.  Shannon
  • TAKEN  Boy’s size 2T swim trunks, navy blue with orange stripe on the legs  Rita
  • TAKEN  I have 2 bunches of what at first I thought was a lightweight interfacing, then it occurred to me it might be cut-away stabilizer for embroidery.  It was given to me, and I don’t have an embroidery machine and do very little garment sewing.  I didn’t measure, but there are several yards in each bunch.  To 2 people, please.  Wanda, Andrea
  • TAKEN  A bag of miscellaneous regular and invisible zippers, various lengths and colors  Jessica, Chris
  • TAKEN  I have 3 skeins of ruffle yarn (net/mesh type); 50 gr each; 3 colors. 1 skein per person:  red/burgundy,   white/gray/black,   red/white/lime green/dark teal blue  Diane, Ivy, Heather

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added to my RAOKs above

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Hi, I have a UV code for the Movie Captain Phillips to anyone that would like it. The movie is Digital HD.



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Date Posted: 8/5/2014 11:37 AM ET
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Happy August Everyone!

Here's what I have to share so far:

- Energy Times magazine with Cameron Diaz on the cover.  This magazine is about health & wellness, discusses weight loss, body issues, an article on gluten-free food makeovers, etc. - TAKEN

- New & unopened "Snooze Kit".  This has an eye mask & ear plugs.  A friend of mine gave me this from her Jet Blue flight this summer - TAKEN

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