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Subject: FEB Random Acts of Kindness (RAoK) thread
Date Posted: 1/31/2014 10:31 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread. 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 note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

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.
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 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 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 members of the RAOK forum, new or old.Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS! Enjoy!!

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for a sewer/needle worker named ANNA-- 5 small tags to put into your creations, say "specially fashioned by Anna"

 St. Anthony  prayer card for healing with religious medal

sheet of tiny stickers with NFL teams (one for each team I think, there are 28 total) 

religious themed bookmarks--you may request 1-3  each (choose from these: Jesus as Shepherd with verse from John 10:27-28 on back, St Francis of Assisi prayer, St Joseph Pray for Us, Mary Immaculate, Jesus as the Good Shepherd with Psalm 23 on back, Prayer to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception with pic of Mary in Heaven, pic of Jesus with prayer for young people-- suitable for Sunday school)

prayer card for Our Lady of Lourdes with another card with novena schedule

  small selection of categorized coupons: 1)food  2)vitamins and OTCs  3) grooming/hygiene items  4) dog food  5) taken ( snacks, medicines, drinks), 6) diet aids (food, snacks, sugar substitutes)   ---- ask for one, 2, or all packets.  When they expire, they will go to military overseas.

house shaped magnet (says USAA with their ph num and website)

multiple  window stickers for ASPCA members           window sticker for Nature Conservancy       

Other coupons posted on 2014 HAVE/NEED coupons forum here under RAOK.  ******************************************************

Sending out:  * to Linda (Silvercat)-- set of notepads                   *to Brittany P:  Bible quiz book, Highlights puzzle book 

*purse calendar to Rita                                                       to Elona--  angel in my pocket coin

*2 new decks of cards to Michelle W.                               *art stuff for Yvonne's projects, 2nd envy sent 2/20

*little stickers to Vicki B.                                                      *KELLOGG'S code to Indogirl

*to Connie B.:  prayer card with gold-tone religious bracelet                     *to Crys:  window sticker for DAV supporter  and patriotic bookmark

to REK- cancelled stamps and  Highlights puzzle book

Coupons to: *Sarah B., *Brittany P., Indogirl, *Connie B, *Yvonne, "09SuziJ", *Susan A, *Joyce, *Khristy, *Irene, *Karen T, *Marsha, *Jessica L, *Debra M., *Ginger, Angela

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Happy February! :)

As usual, I will be editing and adding to this throughout the month. 

- Black leather case for Kindle (does not fit Kindle Paperwhite, Touch, or Keyboard). Size is 6.7 x 4.7 http://i59.tinypic.com/2gtahx5.jpg TAKEN

- Three "Made with love and kisses" labels to sew into clothes/quilts/fabric projects.  http://i57.tinypic.com/2mfgfg0.jpg TAKEN

- Four cards that were advertisments for a store and feature colorful images of various Hindu imagery (the pic didn't capture the colors well - they are much brighter) and might be useful for scrapbookinghttp://i61.tinypic.com/16gh4as.jpg TAKEN

- Necklace that features the Hindu Goddess, Saraswatihttp://i60.tinypic.com/2mi19x0.jpg TAKEN

- Ten coupons for Cat food/snacks from various brands (Purina, Fancy Feast, Iams, Temptations), with the earliest expiration date being 05/30 of this year. If you can use them, please have your cat PM me... wait, you better PM me instead. ;) TAKEN

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Subject: Leftover Knitting/Crochet Yarns - TAKEN
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 12:14 AM ET
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I have a small box of yarn.  It has been stored for over a decade, but is in good shape.   ---  TAKEN

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I have the following to offer up:

Taken!  Bunch of assorted Christmas cards with envelopes

Taken!  Assortment of cook booklets

Taken!  A giant gift bag, never used, still in plastic wrap.  Says "For Your Wedding", the colors are light gray, dark gray, black and white.

Taken!  TINY beads, some strung on a very long wire, others loose (but contained!!)

Taken!  Small unpostable hardback book: "Learning about Indoor Gardening"

Taken!  Small unpostable hardback book: "Little Tot's Book"....very charming, and I'm certain it's very old.

Taken!  4 Olde Tymey 8x10 "posters". There are 2 reproductions of old ads, and 2 magazine covers featuring flappers from the 1920s. All 4 posters to one person, please!

Please pm me!  Thanks!


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heartheartAll of the packets went out today! (2-3-14) heartheart

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Stuff I have to give away:


2. I have one new bookmark from Easter Seals  show picture of a tiger lily-one says "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life

Please make sure your address in your PM. Please be patient with me when recieving. Post office is on the opposite side of town and I have to make my trips count. Thanks! :)

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Here's a link to a coupon for a FREE bag of Purina Pro-Plan dry dog or cat food at Petco: http://www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_proplanccrcoupons114.aspx   Offer is now expired


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HI All,

Here's what I have so far to offer this month:

-- small baggie of canceled stamps

-- blue plastic whistle on keychain from Ridgewood Savings Bank

-- Promotion bookmark from the Brooklyn Book Festival with a photo of Sapphire and brief bio

-- Promotion bookmark from the Brooklyn Book Festival advertising House of Mirrors by Debbie Boswell

NIP No Count Cross Stitch Kit by Sunset, "Holly Angel", complete kit, never opened, finished size 8 x 10  TAKEN

NWT, Stuffed penguin, 10" tall  TAKEN

Time Magazine, Person of the Year issue with Pope Francis  TAKEN

Two - gold/silvertone 2 1/2" by 3 1/3" photo frames (one has 2 X 3 oval opening, the other has 2 X 3 rectangular opening) Take one or both  TAKEN

Three silvertone luggage tags shaped like a cruise ship.  Take one, two or three  TAKEN

PM with address if interested in any of these items.


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Happy February!  

1)  TAKEN Still have 4 (unused) postcards from my neck of the woods to send to 1 person.  Photo: http://flic.kr/p/jFtTjW

2)  TAKEN I have two pieces of Debbie Mumm fabric (each about 46 inches long).  Adorable gardening theme, makes a perfect top/bottom border for a lap quilt (at least that's what I used some of the strips for), or great for crafts.  Photo: http://flic.kr/p/jFrHxg

3)  TAKEN Think St. Patrick's Day next month!  I have a gold toned four leaf clover to put on a necklace (or?).  Is a bit tarnished, perhaps could be repainted?  Photo: http://flic.kr/p/jFuFbh

4)  TAKEN Some vintage St. Patrick's Day themed stickershttp://flic.kr/p/jFtVKY

5 & 6)  TAKEN  Mary Kay eyeshadow palettes, one in greens/one in browns.  These fit inside older/vintage Mary Kay compacts (these are vintage as well, but I opened one of the green ones that I'm keeping, when decked out in green & blues for Superbowl Sunday (yay Seahawks!!), and they worked great!).  Photo:  http://flic.kr/p/jPju9Y

PM me if you can use!

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TeaMonger is giving away your choice of 3 free samples of their tea here:  https://www.teamonger.com/samples/


Here's what I have to share so far this month:

2 Apple (Mac computer) white logo stickers (looks like an Apple with a bite taken out).  Approx. 3" x 2.5" - came with my laptop. - TAKEN

A bunch of very cute animal photo stickers (various sizes) - wolf, penguin, bobcat, dog/cat, polar bear, etc. - TAKEN

1 Audubon sticker with crane (bird :-) - meant to be stuck on a window because the adhesive is on the front

 1 sample of Bare Minerals Prime Time foundation primer - TAKEN



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Everything taken now, thanks!

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All have been mailed.

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All taken for now, but check back, possibly I'll find more yet this month!


Happy February everyone!  Wow, many things have been taken already and I haven't even posted yet!  So here goes:

1) 1pair of those little stretchy gloves that are nice to keep in your car, etc. - no pretty colors this year, just plain black.  TAKEN

2) pkt. of 7 blank note cards - red, white & blue, stripes and circles design - too modern for my taste!  TAKEN

3) does someone love Paddington Bear? Have a pkg. of small paper napkins with him on the front.  TAKEN

4) pkg. of red luncheon paper napkins -red, with party design  Taken

5) Still have a nice, check size planner /calendar for your purse - pretty orange and yellow flower on front  Taken!

More when it turns up here.

Please PM with your info if interested. Thanks for looking and keeping our RAOK threads going!

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added to my post, first one under the 'directions' post on page 1

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Added two more items to my post above.

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Some items for Feb:

Imagination Desk Learning letters with Leap (nice pics of items beginning with each letter....Don't know if it needs cartridge for a book but dont' have that)

Quick and Fun Learning Activities for 2 Year Olds  taken

Cross Stitch Designs for Cabbage Patch Kids    taken

The Usbone Book of Space Facts (maybe 4th-6th grade?)  taken

To spread the weath, please one to a person.  Thanks.

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Added items to my post above smiley.


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is there anyone named JOY out there?  i have a silver chain with JOY in cursive, maybe 18 inches long. 

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-6 Thank You Cards with Envelopes. The style is a 1st birthday All-Star. I used the other 14 for my little one, but hopefully someone can use the remaining six! To check out what they look like, follow this link .......... http://amzn.com/B0018F2NUQ


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