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Topic: ***JULY RAOKS (Giveaways)****

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Subject: ***JULY RAOKS (Giveaways)****
Date Posted: 7/1/2017 1:56 AM 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.  Remember this is a PUBLIC forum, meaning anyone (not just members) can see what is posted here.  Please do not post last names, addresses, or postal tracking numbers here, in order to protect the privacy of our participants.

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: 7/1/2017 12:10 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 12:34 PM ET
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I can make address labels for a few people in July. PM me your address and what kind of clip art you'd like or if you want it to be a surprise.

Date Posted: 7/1/2017 2:51 PM ET
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The. First round of these were mailed today.  Still have more.  This is more any child, not just ones in need.


Happy Summer and July!  May each of you be blessed throughout the month!  

I have a different kind of offer that I am going to post here and then I will put another post with my normal kind of things.

This is offer is for any child  that is getting ready to go back to school.  I would like to send each child (that I can, I think I have enough to do about 20 packages) a packet of things that will be related to back to school. (crayons, pencils, lead, erasers, markers, glue, scissors are just some things that may be in the packages).  I would like to mail directly to the child since all children love mail that comes in their name. I know that most schools don't start until the end of August or beginning of September so I will probably mail these in the middle of July or first of August. Home-schoolers are welcome to ask to packets too.   All you need to do to have me mail a packet is:

1.  PM me the name of the child as I will address directly to the child.

        Example of way the package will be addressed:  Grayson Tabor

                                                                                  c/o Vicky Tabor

                                                                                   PO Box 282

                                                                                  Mt. Lookout, WV

2.  Give me the child's address.

3.  Give me a name to put the package in care of.

4.  Tell me the age of the child as some things are not suitable for all children.


If you have questions or this doesn't make sense, please PM me.



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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 3:00 PM ET
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Now for some normality in my post, I have the following to give away:

*1 Readers Condensed book with   Home Front, Kristin Hannah; I've Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella;  The House of Silk, Anthony Horowitz; annd The christmas Note, Donna VanLiere

*Book Woman of Grace by Kathleen Morgan  (it has a loose page in the middle)

*1 huge bag of buttermints that might be stale (never opened)TAKEN

*1 spool of Disney ribbon with Eeyore TAKEN

*1 Burger King Endangered Species Whale in the packageTAKEN

*1 purse like box of beads called Starry SkiesTAKEN

*1 package of metallic and non-metallic smiley stickersTAKEN

*6  4 round bars of Mickey soap 2TAKEN

*1 partial booklet of stickers that are animals and say princess

*1 package of metallic and non-metallic star stickersTAKEN

*1 packagte of scratch and sniff woodland stickersTAKEN

*1 package of scratch and sniff school stickersTAKEN

*1 package of puffy pooh stickersTAKEN

*assortment of zippers

*assortment of binding tape  TAKEN


Please PM me name and address with your request. 

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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 6:18 PM ET
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I have:



Image result for willabee and ward february wallet




Image result for all the king's men dvd


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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 7:23 PM ET
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Hi Everyone!

I am thinking of all of you this month and sending good energy to each one of you!

 I have a couple things right now and then I will work on adding later in the month...

1) The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Luggage Tag - New and Sealed TAKEN

2)  The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Luggage Tag - New and sealed TAKEN

3) AMC  The Walking Dead Small  Carabiner type Clip in wrapping in gold tone (not for climbing) maybe for a keychain.  TAKEN

4) Stretchy Bracelet  Purple Stones with a dangle Silver Butterfly with small stones in the butterflys wings TAKEN

5) Stretchy Bracelet Multi Color Stones (Green, Peach, Brown, all with pretty white splotches on them) Has a silver dangle dragonfly that has tiny white crystals. TAKEN

6) If anyone is interested in receiving some more blank postcards I can make a pack up for you with a random mix of cards. Just let me know some of your interests

A) Postcard Pack

B) Postcard Pack

C) Postcard Pack

7) Would you or anyone you know like some happy mail this month? I would be happy to send out a postcard to you, a neighbor, a young child, anyone that you think could use some cheer. Just PM with the name and address and some of the things that they like.

8) Old Playbill from the Cort Theatre from "The Magic Show"

9) Old Playbill from the winter garden theatre from "CATS" TAKEN

10) 2 coasters from a restaurant. One side says "House made Cappuccino" with a picture of the drink and on the other side it says "Berry or Peach Sangria" with a picture of both of those drinks

11) Roll of Washi Tape Has Zig Zags: One Zig Zag is dark brown, one is light brown, and the middle zig zag is pink. I just wasn't sure if I would use this one and thought someone here might have a better use for it. TAKEN

12) I have a Coke Cap Code if anyone would like it (I am guessing it can be used for the new program)

13) A thingie to help you open jars " When the lid is just too tight, you may lose your grip, So use this handy doo-dad and your fingers will not slip". It is light green with rainbow yarn all around it.

14) Fashion Art No-Sew Applique of a little girl Angel  (really cute) TAKEN


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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 8:27 PM ET
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I have : T- shirts large wwe wrestler John Cena  Chain gang soldier on back

wwe wrestler Kane size Ex-lg  says Burn in Hell on the back     Both are older shirts,adult size and in good condition

John Cena shirt is TAKEN.

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Date Posted: 7/1/2017 10:21 PM ET
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Happy 4th!

           12 round stickers of Disney characters (to one person)     taken           Nancy
           4  sets of stickers (all incl some patriotic, scenes from Norman Rockwell, vintage looking children and more)   taken  Nancy

Used:   German stamps      taken:  Raven Neal                              
             US stamps             taken:  Jean

Sm set of feather tats

Pkg Schmez embroidery needles 130/705 H-E  (for machine embroidering with metallic or decorative threads)

I have more of the perfume (from magazines) samples

Recipe (just a few) blank cards


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Date Posted: 7/2/2017 12:57 AM ET
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ALL TAKEN  (Thanks, everybody!)

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Date Posted: 7/2/2017 2:35 PM ET
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Claire, I just sent you a pm but couldn't make an active link, so I'm posting this here, too:  the person who was interested in Minion items is Heather B. (HeatherAndSolo)


Date Posted: 7/2/2017 6:14 PM ET
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Here are my offerings for now:

1. New with tags - Michael Kors black knee length skirt in size 4.  TAKEN

2.  Two (new and sealed) Wet n Wild Natural Blend Slip Shimmer, Berry and Cinnamon TAKEN.  Please give color preference in case more than one person requests.  TAKEN

3.  Gardian Angel pin - gold tone head and wings with light pink bead for body.  TAKEN


Four silver-tone charms approx. 3/4" each - two stars and two seashells - to one person please  TAKEN

Cross-stitch chart "Our Town" Graphs by Barbara & Cheryl, Inc. - Chart only

Cross-stitch chart "The Front Door" Graphs by Barbara & Cheryl, Inc. - Chart only

Eye-glass holder chain - gold-tone chain

Please include mailing address with request.

I hope to post more at the end of the week.

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Date Posted: 7/3/2017 10:48 AM ET
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magnet from Toys for Tots,shows teddy bear in marine uniform, says 'Toys for Tots' on little train and '2017 supporter'

in-store coupons for American Eagle: $10 off $40, discount increases the more you spend, good 8/11-8/30

Several-- window clings say 'No Farms, No Food'

window cling says 'I gave Hope' in blue


*Nancy C-- 2018 religious wall calendar

*Sophia B-- 2018 wall calendar, America the Beautiful theme

*Amy T-- Native American chiefs bookmarks

*Diane-- bookmark

*Connie-- Disney movie rewards code and bookmark and coupons

*Rowan-- craft supplies

*Vicky B-- 2018 wall calendar with wildlife pics


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Date Posted: 7/3/2017 1:51 PM ET
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I have 3 Rooibos tea bags available.to send to one person.  One plain and two flavoured.  Please PM address with request.  

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Date Posted: 7/3/2017 2:26 PM ET
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I have a new cosmetic bag filled with goodies.  All the goodies are brand new travel sized or samples.  Please PM me if you would like to be included in the drawing for this bag.  I will pick a name at random on July 6 at 12:00 p.m Eastern Time.


Date Posted: 7/3/2017 3:58 PM ET
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Peppa Pig themed party goods: napkins, plates

Mouse pad: new, large, round

Biofreeze sample packets

Used/vintage colored pencils: black, blue, green, red, yelow, white.

Unused get well card

Replacement eartips for stethoscopes, multiple sets.

Sticker potucks.

Unpostable paperback: Kerry Greenwood "Urn Burial". 

Multiples of the following coupons:

  • Clari Spray $5 3/13/18
  • Coppertone $1 3/31/18
  • Crazy8 20% off
  • Ensure $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • Eucerin or Aquaphor 4/30/18
  • Glucerna $2.25 multipack 12/31/17
  • Gymboree 20% off
  • Hydralyte $2 electrolye products 12/31/17
  • Miralax $2 6/30/18
  • Mothers Milk tea $1 3/1/18
  • Rhinocort $4 11/30/18
  • Zyrtec $4 24+ count 11/30/18

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Date Posted: 7/4/2017 12:03 AM ET
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- a partial book of Vincent Van Gogh paintings on post cards  TAKEN

- a partial book of photos of cows on post cards  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 7/4/2017 1:09 AM ET
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I have the following to offer this month:

  • small picture frame (approx 4"x5") that holds a wallet sized photo. Frame is a pale mint green tone with medium to large silvertone scrolled designs (from Dollar General originally) still in original package, but several years old.TAKEN
  • FREE copy of Sin &  the Preacher's Son by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon (may possibly be an ARC, but I am not familiar enough with them to tell, I am just not comfortable reposting through FIFO since it made me question whether it was an ARC or not)  TAKEN
  • WeightWatcher Punch! workout video with 3 complete workouts (beginner, intermediate, expert). Also comes with 10-week exercise tracker. Originally part of this set, but I only have the video and the booklet here now. Weights are NOT included, there were no dessert recipes in the version I had, and coupons were all expired in the set that I bought (from a warehouse markdown store).TAKEN
  • Coupon for $2.50 off any one 11 pound bag or larger of Rachael Ray Nutrish Dry Dog Food, exp. 6/30/2018--BTW it looks like these can both be used on any of the various types of Nutrish Dog Food she has out (Just 6, Grain free, Peak, Delish, etc--and any of the different flavors of each type)
  • Coupon for $3.00 off any one 11 pound bag or larger of Racheal Ray Nutrish Dry Dog Food, exp. 6/30/2018 (see note for above coupon)
  • Coupon for any one TEMPTATIONS Treats for Cats (up to $1.89--up to 3 oz) exp. 8/14/17  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 7/5/2017 11:12 AM ET
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  • Weight Watchers "It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3" Cookbook- little 32-page booklet filled with recipes TAKEN
  • July 2017 issue of Outdoor Photographer
  • George Strait CD- Somewhere Down in Texas (ex-library copy) TAKEN
  • Click DVD- no case or artwork (disc only- will come in a jewel case)
  • Little Women VHS - 1994 version with Winona Ryder TAKEN
  • Rascal VHS - ex-library copy- no problems playing
  • Peter Pan VHS - no case
  • Space Jam VHS
  • Anne of Green Gables VHS
  • The Secret Garden VHS - Hallmark version from 1987
  • Coupon for your 1st Graze box (4-snack sample box) free (valid for new Grazers only)
  • Sports Illustrated Kids basketball CD-ROM (from a Wendy's Kids' Meal years ago)
  • Coupon for Angelino's Coffee- 14 count sample pack for $3.95 
  • Coupon for Hello Fresh- $40 off your first box
  • 2017 18-month new and unused Sam Hunt calendar (12x12) TAKEN
  • Traditional Cursive Handwriting Practice workbook- it's about half written in by a student who never finished it
  • Hero of the Faith series: Martin Luther (a little 8-page "book" that came free with something I ordered online)
  • The Homeschool Art Guy VHS series: Tape 1 is Shapes and Lines, Tape 2 is Lighting and Composition, Tape 3 is Perspective and Color
  • $100 voucher for Laithwaite's Wine (receive a case of $169.99 wine for $69.99)
  • Another coupon for a1st Graze box (4-snack sample box) free (valid for new Grazers only)
  • Coupon for Hello Fresh- $30 for your first box

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Date Posted: 7/5/2017 7:16 PM ET
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I have 9 names in the drawing so far for the cosmetic bag of goodies I will be sending out.  If anyone else is interested get your name to me before tomorrow at 12:00 pm (noon) eastern time.

I should have another bag to give away next month.  

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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 11:33 AM ET
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Here's what I have to give:

1. One surprise envelope for a boy-May contain stickers,mini tattoos,applique,etc.

2. One surprise envelope for a girl-May contain stickers,bookmark or magnet,etc.

3. Lara croft tomb raider the angel of darkness disc 2(PlayStation game?

5. One sew on applique of a US flag hanging vertically.

Please make sure your address is in your pm. I will send items when I can due to the hot weather and my work schedule.Thanks.

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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 1:13 PM ET
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I put everyone's name in a bowl and asked my DH to pick a name.  The winner is Mary L.!  Funny thing, he doesn't really know what I'm doing and he asks me if it is our daughter Mary that won.  Ha Ha!

Congratulations Mary!

Date Posted: 7/6/2017 1:57 PM ET
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I have a pair of beautiful silver/onyx pierced earrings. They measure about 1 inch from the end of the wire. They are the head of either an Egyptian person or an African person..  I honestly don't know.  I would like to give these to someone for whom they would hold some kind of meaning.  I wish I could post a pic but I can't.  Please PM me as to why these earrings would be special to you.  

I'm throwing everyone's name into a hat and will draw either tonight or tomorrow.  A name was drawn: Sandi B. (sandi00)

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Date Posted: 7/6/2017 3:42 PM ET
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I updated my post with just a couple things :-)

Date Posted: 7/6/2017 5:53 PM ET
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