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Subject: **** FEBRUARY RAOKS (things to give away) ****
Date Posted: 1/31/2017 11:38 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 this 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 (see 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 someone 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 put the word TAKEN in another color by that item, 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: 2/1/2017 12:29 PM ET
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Happy February!

Let's start with some FREE SAMPLES & COUPON OFFERS:

L'Oreal has 3 free offers right now:

$3 off L'Oreal Paris Hair Color

$1 off an L'Oreal Paris product,

FREE Sample of L'Oreal Hydra Genius Skin Care

ALL L'OREAL OFFERS CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.lorealparisusa.com/offers


FREE SAMPLE of Emergen-C fizzing Vitamin C powder:  https://www.emergenc.com/free-sample

FREE SAMPLE  Goodnites Boys or Girls Bedtime Pants (training pants for toddlers):  https://goodnites.safeprocessing.com/Content/Samples



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Date Posted: 2/1/2017 12:45 PM ET
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Subject: More added 2/23
Date Posted: 2/1/2017 1:26 PM ET
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Used/vintage colored pencils.

Used bubble mailers, various sizes.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperbacks: Charles Dickens "Hard Times", C.J. Cherryh "Merovingen Nights Angel With the Sword", Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial" 

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • $.50 Activia 4 pack 9/15/17
  • $.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurts/cups/drinks 9/15/17
  • $2.25 Ensure multipack 4/30/17
  • $2.25 Glucerna multipack 4/30/17

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Subject: February Raok offers
Date Posted: 2/1/2017 1:47 PM ET
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1. Ten  packs of individual samples of Rare Diamonds perfume(not vials)10 in each sealed pack...,will give two packs to each person. 

2. One boating safety N.C. wildlife education sticker

3. Two hunter wildlife stickers

4.neon party girl sticker

5.Vermont keep it simple vehicle sticker

6.two Redskin temporary tattoos(both the same)


7. Limp bizkit sticker

8..b*witched sticker

9. I also have a one of the following stickers    Ricky Martin,




Might add more stuff later!

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Date Posted: 2/1/2017 3:20 PM ET
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Newest items in bold:  

 window cling says "I GAVE HOPE" in blue

variety of card fronts

$15 off code for first order from Boxed.com,      expires 30 April

a few bottle tops (mostly beer) -- know some of you use them for crafts              

  2017 wall calendar

2017 desk top calendar (planner)

code for $15 off and free shipping on FIRST order from Boxed.com, free samples with every order, exp 30 April

Coupons:  strip for Glade exp 1 June

World Wildlife Fund window cling, 2017

small wall calendar from Easter Seals, beautiful scenes in America

3" by 4" magnet with signs of a heart attack-- good to have at office or in home of anyone over 50

unused 2016 wall calendar with beautiful pictures of the Virgin Mary

$15 off code for first order of $49 or more at Chewy.com       pet supply website, exp 3/31/17

 a power charger cord for a Jawbone UP fitness tracker (like new-- Used less than a year)

 3 baseball cards from Topps

laminated study guides for Microeconomics, Business Law, and American History 2 (1877-Clinton)--request 1 or more

SENT TO:  *Raven via Katherine N-- Folded Pokemon wall poster, back side shows cards to collect

*Gina-- set of NFL team stickers (helmets for each pro team)

*Jen B-- wine corks

*Lou B-- purse sized photo album with plastic sleeves (new in package), year at a glance card-- 2017 on one side w/ 2018 on reverse, and notepads

*Susan-- 2017 purse size calendar with church on covers

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Date Posted: 2/1/2017 6:31 PM ET
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Image result for valentine


My daughter is offering up:

A Valentine dog, he is long and lays on his belly. He is white and has red accents, hearts on his bum. Perfect for Valentines though you may not get it in time.Goes to Mona

A TY Rooster, he is a mini version-tag gone Goes to Vicky(wish I had more Roosters, this was popular!)

Stuffed unicorn MOSHI monster goes to Jessica L.


More later.......



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Date Posted: 2/1/2017 9:07 PM ET
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I have:

1. CD: Gourd Shack by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra.  This is a fun listen.  It's an entire CD of songs all played on instruments made of gourds.  Kind of scratched, but as I recall, it plays fine. TAKEN

2. Beanie Baby robin "Early" (with tag) TAKEN

3. Beanie Baby sloth "Slowpoke" (without tag) TAKEN

Shoot me a PM with your address if you're interested. I have a busy couple of days coming up, but will get back to you asap.

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Date Posted: 2/2/2017 5:04 PM ET
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If you received something from me in the last 60 Days, please skip requesting anything from me this month, to allow others to receive items.

1) TAKEN by Mary G. 1 ea: Altered Art Pack.  What I am offering:  A standard envelope, filled with misc papers for you to create with.  Antique, vintage, hand made, etc.  ALL PAPERS WILL BE FOLDED TO FIT INTO THE ENVELOPE.  If you need to undo the crease, simply take a cotton washcloth, put it over the paper, and gently put a steaming iron on the washcloth for a few seconds.
2) To one person: 8 ea: Avon lip balm, Christmas theme, all different.  Unknown age but all are unused.

Note for me:
People who have received items from me in the last 60 days:
Mary G., Irene A, Sandi B., Katherine N., Atti R., OlieAnn S., Gina G., Yvette, Silvercat, Jen B, Tommygirl, Melissa B, ConnieJ76, candy14, bookfairy, Keith, Claire N.
Wishlist requests filled for: E. K. H., Sophia B., Gina G.

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Date Posted: 2/2/2017 6:06 PM ET
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I have a tiny hardcover Cathy gift book (popular ages ago when, you know, card shops and stuff were popular haha). It's for a mom to give to a daughter. Perfect condition except I took out the first/flyleaf page where there was an inscription. Cute little attached ribbon holds your place.

Date Posted: 2/2/2017 7:32 PM ET
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Here is what I am offering:

1. I can make 2 people a special "emoji" bookmark/magnet. I don't have all emojis,so make sure to give two choices and two favorite colors.

2. I can make 1 person a unique "secret life of pets" magnet or bookmark.

3. I can make 2 people a "Paw Patrol" magnet/bookmark one for a boy 

4. I have one small iron on/sew on applique football.

5. I can make 2 people a football magnet or bookmark-like for instance I can make one patriots and one falcons.

6. I have one new 2017 pocket planner  that has birds on it.

7. I have one set of adult coloring pages that are all cats-to someone who hasn't got pages from me before.

Please make sure your address is in your pm. I will send items when I can due to work schedule.:)  Have a good day!

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Date Posted: 2/3/2017 10:39 AM ET
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Items have been claimed for this month :-)

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Date Posted: 2/3/2017 6:17 PM ET
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TAKEN:I have a 2017 Weekly Planner by Lady Jayne Ltd in Green Water Colour.  It is about 7 inches high and 5 inches wide.  I am guesstimating, as I don't have a ruler with me.....It is similar to this one pictured except mine is the LIGHT GREEN one on the top left side of the picture.  There MUST be a better way to load a picture to the PBS site.  Once it is claimed I will take the picture off (since it takes up so much space. LOL!)

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Subject: February Offerings: I hope you find the one thing you are looking for, lot
Date Posted: 2/3/2017 10:24 PM ET
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Five sets of Jamberry Nails:

1.   Taken 1 set  mailed

2.   Taken 1 set  mailed

3.    Taken 1 set  to mail



TAKENFive Books from my Shelf:

1.   Small Town Moms mailed

2.   Beach Lane mailed

3.  Betty Crocker's 1-2-3 Dinner mailed

4.  Cider Brook  mailed

5The Dispatcher

Babies r Us or Toys R Us: 15% off coupon to be used by 2/20/17

1 Set of Tallies for Bridge 2&3 Table

2017 A Year to Remember Pocket Planner

2017 Oriental Trading Calendar

TAKENCard fronts from Christmas to be used for crafts

A Walking Tour Guide Book of Savannah Georgia

2017 America the Beautiful Calendar

Winter 2016 WV Living Magazine

February Vogue Magazine

TAKEN mailed 1 Pair of light weight Dress Jeans, Size 16W Long, worn once but were a bit bigger than the 16 I wear.    These are Lee brand.

TAKEN mailed2 heavy green pillowcases bought at a yard sale.  They have a perfume smell to them and I have tried everything to get it out but haven't succeeded in doing so.

1 pad called packing list - helps the traveler get ready for a trip

TAKEN mailed4 Blueberry Crisp Clif Bars, in date

1 Pirates' House of Savannah, Georgia postcard

TAKENSkinny Cow Blissful Truffle Candy Bars.  I have lots of these.  All are out of date but the taste and texture is not hurt.  Will send several out to at least 5 different people if wanted.

1.   1 request so far mailed.

2.   2nd request mailed

3.   3rd set to be mailed

4.   4th set to be mailed

5.   5th set to be mailed

TAKEN mailedSet of Smurfs pins to put on scarf, purse, hat,  or just collect

TAKEN mailedSmall purse notebook that says Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much

TAKENgreen twistable Crayola Crayon.

TAKENColgate toothbrush and travel size Colgate toothpaste

TAKENset of colored crafts sticks

TAKEN mailedJetson Christmas Ornament by Hallmark

TAKEN1 silky see through small drawstring pouch

blue neck lanyard to attach id badge

TAKEN mailedsmall amount of pink varigated and purple varigated yarn


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I have a small bag of the pull tabs from aluminum cans if someone can use them for crafts or whatever.  I had been saving them for a co-worker who took them to the Ronald McDonald House (she said they collected them and this helped fund the RMcDH).  Anyway, I had another bag started for her and she rather abruptly left employment at my workplace so never had a chance to give them to her.  (I had no contact with her outside of work.)  I realize I could just recycle these myself or toss them but thought if someone here could use them, I'd send them out.

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Try out a new scent for Valentine's Day heart

- Sample sized vial of Atelier Paris "Vanille Intensee" - TAKEN

- Sample sized vial of Maison Margiela Paris "Replica"

And I have these perfume sample cards from Sephora (they are postcard sized & you lift a tab to unveil the fragrance & can be applied to wrists, etc.):

- Miu Miu "L'Eau Bleue"

- Yves Saint Laurent "Black Opium"

- Burberry "My Burberry Black"

- Chloe signature Eau de Parfum - TAKEN


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Misc. cards to send or for crafts-Taken

chain belt size small/med

various stickers,,mostly small,bigger reward type

kids skylanders card pack-taken

small photo album

Disney fashion paper dolls 1 set of 2   never used-Taken

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Argh, I'm not sure where to post this, what thread... if a mod lets me know to delete, I will, as soon as I'm back online (at least every day, if not more). It's my first big send out of RAOKs, so I wanted to alert the following folks to look out for mail by end of week:

  • Connie B
  • Towana D
  • Renee D
  • Jessica L
  • Gina G
  • Alexandra C

And Diane R: Yours is still in the assembly process :-)

Even though this is one of my brokest months yet, this has been SO fun. I am already putting things aside to list for next month. Hope you all get some happy mail soon :-)

~ Heather and Solo the Cat

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Date Posted: 2/6/2017 10:34 AM ET
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Thanks to everyone who responded.

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Date Posted: 2/7/2017 9:19 AM ET
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added a few items to my list on page 1

Date Posted: 2/7/2017 9:56 AM ET
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Thanks to everyone being patient with me.I will be mailing my pkgs. out in the morning to everyone that requested items off my offer list.

1.Jeanne G.

2.Connie B.

3.Kat N.

4.Denise V.

5.Michelle W.

All have been mailed.

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I have a pair of Softspot Acinda Mary Jane shoes size 7W that I bought new on Ebay. I can usually wear this size with no problem but these were too short for me, with my toe hitting the end of the shoe.  I didn't get them returned by the seller's time table. If anyone would like them, let me know and I can send out (free of course).  Hopefully this link will work as this is what the shoe looks like:



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I have a baggy of feathers to send out to any creative souls who might be interested. They are from my backyard visitors (about 100 a day!) and are mostly grey or black and white, as well as varying in size. TAKEN  

Please let me know of you can use them and send your addy along with your pm. Thanks!

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Date Posted: 2/8/2017 8:59 AM ET
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Free advice for the day smiley


Date Posted: 2/8/2017 6:24 PM ET
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I agree with this but I think it can be taken a step further by adding how by helping others we can attain a form of happiness. At least I think we can.