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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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Request up to 2 items only, want to give everyone a chance.

My little pony extravaganza. These are the collectors blind bag ponies. They come with the collector card. Its the glittery ponies.

Princess Twilight Sparkle to Jessica D.

Sunshower Raindrops to Yvette C.

Flower Wishes to Jessica D.

Junebug to Sarah B.

Another Princess Twilight Sparkle to Monica L.

Strawberry Sunrise to Shannon V.

enlightenedB & B date/journal book in leather feel, has a nice bookmark ribbon to save the date your on. 2015 Catherine A.

heartDisney Tinkerbell bag puzzle. Has all pieces, its new but opened goes to Holly

coolPurple dragon 3 inches tall with wings action figure to Catherine A

laughBarbie figurine with real hair, wearing pink, about 5 inches tall. to April K

cheekyBeenie baby Platypus, purple and yellow. Its the mini kind, no tag. to April K

surpriseZebra ( I think his name is Marty?) from Madagascar figurine.  goes to Kathy M

winkStuffed bluejay, no tag, not sure if he is a TY  to Kathy M




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Stuff I have so far:


I can make two people a handmade bookmark using various scrapbook paper,stickers or calligraphy.


I will post more items when I clean out more and have time to send things out. :)

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2 bowl scrapers for bread making (plastic rectangles with one curved side)

skincare samples

temporary tattoos

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: beige, copper, gold, lavender, pink, silver, white.  

Live near me in California (San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey are surrounding cities)?  I have a massage therapist and an esthetician that work for me.  I'll offer up a free service, such as a brow wax or 30 minute massage, to any of the RAOK board members.

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Happy New Year!

Here's what I have to share so far:

- Jergen's Natural Glow daily moisturizer (container says it gradually creates flawless natural-looking color).  Fair to Medium color, 2 oz. TAKEN

- 2 new blade cartridges for Gillette Sensor Excel razor (our handle broke & they don't sell them around here anymore, so if you have the handle, I have the blades :-) TAKEN

- 160 "Crafter's Square" foam stickers of animals (cows, ducks, pigs, lambs, bunny, etc.).  They are solid colors of purple, blue, yellow, red, pink & green. TAKEN

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One box with Cosmetics for normal to combination skin:

DHC Pure Soap - Face Soap for normal to oily skin   full size

DHC Q10 Face Powder Transparent   full size

DHC Vitamin C Essence

Yves Rocher - shimmering bronzing pearls  full size

Yves Rocher - Anti-Age Global  Day Care Cream

If it fits in the package - full size Yves Rocher shower gel lavender

This is not for aging, sensitive and dry skin - that is why I am giving it away,  more for the younger crowd under 40.




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This is an odd one....but I have a set of dental x-rays to offer....perhaps someone can use them in a craft?  Two are about the size of a playing card, and I have 17 bite-wing sized.  Can anyone use these?

If so, just zing me a pm.


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Fall from Pride (Amish Home Valley, Bk 1)
Author: Karen Harper



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So far for January, I have several listings of rubber stamps:

1)  TAKEN  Large birthday cake stamp, one that says 'Happy Birthday', one with a picture of a wrapped present, one that says 'thanks a bunch', 'just for you', 'from the heart', etc.   Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/qnYFyZ     To Jody

2)  TAKEN  Large stamp with 'Thank You" on it, one with 'Happy Birthday', 'warmest wishes', 'congratulations' and others.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/qnYF26      To Katherine N/Kimberlyrav

3)  TAKEN  Four small wood-mounted rubber stamps;  one says "Just Really Glad You're My Friend", two with stars, one butterfly.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/qNyGte


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1. Pop up book of Hansel and Gretel that came from Kmart a long time ago in fairly good shape.


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New Kellogg's code for everyone:


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Free sample of Abba Paleo Bar :  http://abbapaleo.com/free-sample/  - Sorry, I just got an error message saying they're out!

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Another Kellogg's code:


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I may be slow sending items out depending on weather conditions

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I have a few items to offer this month.

1.  8 x 10 photo of Marlon Brando as he appeared in The Godfather.  TAKEN

2.  Six NFL stickers from the New York Daily News 

3.  2015 Wall calendar - from Fordham University  TAKEN

4.  New with Tags - Hot pink bra, size 34C  TAKEN

5.  New, unopened package of stationery.  Size 4 x 6 white sheets with light blue trim. Includes envelopes.  TAKEN

6.  Four Marlboro coupons, exp. 3/31/2015  TAKEN

Please send PM with address.


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Dont know if these codes are good for anything. 

Lean cuisine;


RLH9-WXXX-JXX46.  <------ it could be RLK9  i cant make out the K or H .