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Subject: **********JANUARY RAOKS (things to give away)*********
Date Posted: 12/31/2016 7:37 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). 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 their 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, not in the Raoks.

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: 12/31/2016 9:38 PM ET
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New items in bold: 2017 wall calendar

set of NFL team stickers (helmets for each pro team)

2017 purse size calendar with church on covers

Folded Pokemon wall poster, back side shows cards to collect

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  Ruby Tuesday (exp 16 FEB), strip for Glade exp 1 June

World Wildlife Fund window cling, 2017

3 coupons for Yankee Candle, exp 20 FEB

year at a glance card, 2017 on one side, 2018 on reverse, about 3 in wide by 7 in high

notepads-- variety from various charities, good for making iists

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

purse sized photo album with plastic sleeves (new in package)

 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:  *Towana-- 4 Pampers codes

 *Connie-- angel coin, NFL stickers, coupons

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Date Posted: 12/31/2016 11:08 PM ET
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Im saving up a pouch of BoxTops, will send what I can to one person! TAKEN

A Mickey Mouse ornament, about 5 inches high, he has a missing hand but he is still really cute! He is holding a candy cane and other items.TAKEN


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Date Posted: 1/1/2017 9:44 AM ET
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I am listing 31 items this month, one for each day. In order to be fair to everyone, I will give everyone 24 hours to respond and then pick a name at random for popular items.  The 24 Hours are up, please request anything you would like. Please PM address at time of request to make things easy.  Also, please be patient as I just listed 20 WL books and need time to package and ship everything and I work 2 jobs.  It may take me all month to get everything out.  Thanks.

PENDING1.  3"x3" dark frame with "You have touched my heart with your friendship"
TAKEN 2. Dreamgirls (2 disk showstopper edition) DVD. JEANNE S.Mailed 1/12
TAKEN 3. I can learn with Pooh Learning Cards Pooh's Number Match 36 cards. MARGARET B. Mailed 1/17
TAKEN4. Carter's pants and white short sleeve onesie with Baby Bug Club Critters on it.  Size 6 MONTHS New with tags. IRENE Mailed 1/10
TAKEN5. Boy's shirt.  Short sleeve dark olive green with white stripes.  The Children's Place.  Size 24 months.  New with tags. VICKY T. Mailed
TAKEN6. Boy's Khaki shorts.  Size 2T. Adjustable waist. Gymboree.  New with tags. IRENE Mailed 1/10
TAKEN7One free book from my shelf.  If ordering Dover Thrift editions please note that the print is very small KAT Mailed 1/19
TAKEN 8. One free book from my shelf.  If ordering Dover Thrift editions please note that the print is very small. CONNIE Mailed 1/13
TAKEN 9. One free book from my shelf.  If ordering Dover Thrift editons please note that the print is very small. JESSICA Mailed 1/11
TAKEN 10. One free book from my shelf.  If ordering Dover Thrift editions please note that the print is very small. SOPHIA Mailed 1/13
TAKEN 11. Brooklyn's Finest DVD JEN B. Mailed 1/9
OFFER 12. Leapster Learning Game The Princess and the Frog. Works with Leapster and Leapster 2.  NEW. SEALED.
OFFER 13. Radio Shack Surface Mount Modular Telephone Jack 279-203 White.  NEW. Sealed.
TAKEN 14. Latch Hook with a plastic handle (lightweight) GINA Mailed 1/23
OFFER 15. Little kids toy. Small plastic handheld monkey with a head that makes a clicking noise when turned.
TAKEN 16. Container of 100 pushpins. JULIE mailed on 1/3
TAKEN17. Thomas Kinkade Journal-Mountain Retreat. VICKY T. mailed on 1/9
TAKEN 18. Candies Hot Pink Sequin Wristlet.  Very small.  New with tags. CONNIE Mailed 1/13
OFFER 19. Estee Lauder Vinyl Burgundy Cosmetic bag small.
TAKEN 20. Estee Lauder Burgundy with flowers/leaves Cosmetic bag large. MICHELLE W. Mailed 1/5
OFFER 21. Estee Lauder Yellow Cosmetic Bag. small.
TAKEN 22. Cosmetic Bag white with large black circles.  Fabric. Heart pendant that says Heart of Gold. MICHELLE W. Mailed 1/5
OFFER 23. Halloween baby slippers.  Witches. NEW with tags.
TAKEN 24. Minnesota Miniature playing cards.  Tourist gift. YVONNE Mailed 1/20
OFFER 25. Fun foam Bible Stickers.
TAKEN 26. Dying Young DVD. CONNIE Mailed 1/13
TAKEN27. Face Off DVD. JEN B. Mailed 1/9
TAKEN 28. Hairspray DVD. JEANNE Mailed 1/10
TAKEN 29. Heat DVD 2 disk edition. IRENE Mailed 1/10
TAKEN 30. Little Children DVD. CONNIE Mailed 1/13
TAKEN 31. Lucky Number Slevin DVD. IRENE Mailed 1/10


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Date Posted: 1/1/2017 8:55 PM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2013
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This month, I am offering Altered Arts packs, filled with misc papers and objects.

If you requested something from me last month, please skip requesting anything from me this month, to allow others to receive items.

What is Altered Art?
The focus of this art form usually comes in the items used for embellishing. The items used to embellish the project are usually referred to as ephemera and "found objects".
Read more here:

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.

How to get a packet:
Send a request with this header in the Subject line:
RAOK / Altered Arts Papers
And include your full mailing address.

1) Irene A.- mailed
2) Sandi B. - mailed
3) Katherine N. - mailed
4) Atti R. - mailed
5) OlieAnn S. - mailed
6) Gina G. - mailed
7) Yvette - mailed

*Note for me:
Last month's RAOK recipients:  Silvercat, Jen B, Tommygirl, Melissa B, ConnieJ76, candy14, bookfairy, Keith, Claire N.
Wishlist requests filled for: E. K. H., Sophia B.

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Date Posted: 1/1/2017 9:52 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 Points (Everyone can use this code)

Enter the code ISNT-UPLO-ADIN-GFUN to score 100 points.  Type not copy and paste the code.  


Date Posted: 1/1/2017 10:40 PM ET
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I have a variety of things to give away this month.  Please send me your address when you request things to be sent to you.  (I LOVE Renee D.'s idea above.)  Please try not to request more than one thing from the list but if you have a second wish, you can list it in the PM.  If no one else asks for the item, then I will gladly send more than one to you.

Finished for January, will post more in February.



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Date Posted: 1/2/2017 11:02 AM ET
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I have updated my post on Page 1. 

Date Posted: 1/2/2017 11:52 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/2/2017 2:45 PM ET
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Cleaned out my jewelry box and these pieces need new owners.

1.  Pair of Earrings with owls and brown beads, goldplated hardware.  TAKEN

2.   lace made out of silver wire.  It is a very short necklace, only forMexican silver wire necklace, it is very delicate looks like someone who is in the skinny side with a skinny neck.  TAKEN

3.  Equally short necklace made from southern pacific seashells, with a decorative pendant made from seashells.  Again only for skinny necked women.   TAKEN

4.  Bead bracelet with white double string of beads and a bead stretch bracelet with pearly white and turquoise beads.   TAKEN

5.   Blue 4- string bead neclace, with a very pretty but very small bracelet with blue, purple and pearly beads and  a wire ring with a blue stone , size 6.   TAKEN



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Date Posted: 1/2/2017 10:31 PM ET
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Happy New Year!

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

- One long, slim (5 1/2" x 1 1/2") black & white sticker that has Jimi Hendrix photo on it and says "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace". - TAKEN

- Vanity Fair magazine, 2016 Holiday issue with Jennifer Lawrence on the front

- NEW black pajama pants (60% cotton, 40% poly) with THE WALKING DEAD written down the left leg (from the show).  Men's size small (might fit a women's medium as well).  Looks like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/112237232786?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true -   Oh WOW!  THOSE WERE POPULAR!!  I wish I had more!! - TAKEN


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Date Posted: 1/2/2017 10:46 PM ET
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For this month I have to give:

A sample of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Sun Care SPF 30

3 tea bags by Traditional Medicinals. They are organic Echinacea herbal tea. I can't have echinacea, so I'll pass them on to someone that can :) 

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Date Posted: 1/3/2017 10:09 AM ET
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Added to my post above

Date Posted: 1/3/2017 1:25 PM ET
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Fabric pieces:  Edge of a vintage embroidered pillowcase.  Old paisley window valance in deep jewel tones.

Colored pencils, used.

Coupon potlucks.

Sticker potucks.

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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Date Posted: 1/3/2017 2:03 PM ET
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Here's what I have to give away this month:

1. I will make one person a Paw Patrol magnet or bookmark. I can make one for a girl .

2. I can give 1 person that need a wall calendar for 2017. My mom got extra from various places so you will have to give me a idea of what you are looking for and I will see what I can do.

Please have address in your pm. Will send items when I can due to weather and work schedule.Thanks.

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Date Posted: 1/4/2017 12:40 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 Points (Everyone can use this code)

enter the code SNUGGLEUPWITHPTS to score 100 points.  Type but do not copy and paste. 

Date Posted: 1/5/2017 10:47 AM ET
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Hi all,

My offerings for now:

1.  Card Making Kit - Comes with everything needed to make two cards.  Black, red, and white design TAKEN

2.  I have three two (used) hand crocheted scaves made from fun fur; purple, rust, and kelly green.  All 60" long TAKEN

3.  Unopened package of square plastic letter beads TAKEN

Please include mailing address with PM.  Thank you.

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Date Posted: 1/5/2017 7:18 PM ET
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Was hoping to have my act together before now, but going to go ahead and post what I have at the moment.  There may be more later in the month as I work on some organizing.

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 okay.

2. Small collection of Christmas ornaments.  Sorry I didn't have these ready in time for this year, but maybe someone can use them for next!  All to one person, please.  Photo is here.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2017 11:45 AM ET
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added items to my list on page 1

Date Posted: 1/7/2017 12:38 PM ET
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I have an ink kit available.  Similar to this on Amazon, but older & 3 color (C-M-Y) archival UV resistant.  Box Part#91300 2005 Best if used within 3 years of purchase.

Never been opened, but can't say if it'll still work or on what printer.  Probably best if you've used them before.  Includes Tutorial CD & Colorfast Paper (guessing in the 5x7" range).

Date Posted: 1/7/2017 7:48 PM ET
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I have a little "Cathy" book for a mom to give to a daughter. One of those little hardcover gift book thingies. Tiny. Please only request if you would like to give it to your daughter. Please INCLUDE your address in the PM. I will delete this when it's been taken, so if it's here, it's available. :-)

Date Posted: 1/8/2017 9:18 PM ET
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Flat magnet of Laughing Cow

Cpn for Grizzly tobacco 2 for $2

Pkg of rubber necklaces (maybe kids)

2 sets of asst card fronts (inclds vinage)   1 set left 

Lace rose to apply to clothing    TAKEN

1x2 in deck of cards

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Date Posted: 1/9/2017 9:59 PM ET
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Kellogg's - 100 Points (Everyone can use this code)

 enter the code  WINTERWONDERPNTS to score 100 points!  Type but do not copy and paste. 

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Date Posted: 1/9/2017 10:11 PM ET
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Taken - thanks!

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