Discussion Forums - Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK)


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Date Posted: 6/30/2011 8:41 PM ET
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This is where we post things we would like, other than money or books by name.

First: Remember: this is the place to wish. We all have wishes. If you feel someone has asked for something too large, expensive or extravagant, just ignore. Please be kind. Don't make someone feel badly. None of us know someone else's circumstances, unless we ask...........................For those of us asking, let's remember this is NOT a place to stock pantries, get all our presents for others, etc. It's a place for members to wish for items for themselves and immediate family. Also, PBS rules do not allow one to ask for money, even for charities, here. You may ask for other items, such as stamps and boxtops, etc.

Here, you list a few things you like/collect/can use. Obviously, we all like certain things like credits, wish-list books, etc. This is NOTfor that kind of thing. This is for things others might have around the house that you can use (for instance if you collect postcards, bookmarks, Coke codes, or if there's a candy you love you can't find in your area, etc). ** Please remember that books, by title or genre, should not be requested in this forum(I Wish thread). There may be other places for that. If someone sends you a book, please receive it and thank the member sending it.

Please limit your list to about 10 items (Remember, you can edit your list), and if someone PMs you for your address, please acknowledge and thank them when you receive whatever they send you. There is a separate thank you thread so we can keep this one clean and easy to read. It can get jumbled and hard to read with extra clutter so if we can do our best to keep it to our requests and the rare bump, that would be awesome :) It's important to thank everyone who send something either by PM and or the thank you thread so that we know the item arrived. Members do not want to send things, continously, to others who do not let them know the items have arrived.

It's always good to check the RAOK thread before you post your wishes -someone may already have what you are looking for. (For those of you looking for them, coupons are offered on the RAOK on a regular basis.) There is now a separate coupon thread within the RAOK forum, if you wish to trade there.

If you post wishes, try to grant at least one wish yourself, so this place is not considered a "gimme" group, where people post but don't send out. PBS members can become good friends, don't abuse, please! **NOTE: Cathy W. (Firefly) collects cancelled postage stamps for charity.**

If you see a wish you are able to grant, just PM the poster and ask for their name and address - that's it, simple and easy and a lot of fun! Note: And please be sure to thank members who grant your RAOK wishes. It's not necessary to do it here, but do PM to let them know you received your gifts. Too many things have been lost in the mail. Lately, members have mentioned that they have not heard from the members that they have sent things to and wonder if they have been rec'd. We hesitate to keep sending to someone who does not acknowledge, as we do not know if other items were rec'd. If someone declines your request, that may be the reason.

Any questions, please PM and ask.


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Date Posted: 6/30/2011 10:11 PM ET
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I am wishing for:

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns

- Bandanas, as they are the only means of controlling my hair. Any colors and patterns are welcome, but I especially like blues and greens

- Fantasy Artwork, especially featuring dragons, faeries, centaurs, phoenix, sphinx; but anything fantasy related would be awesome (poster, postcard, sticker, old calendar, anything like that)

- Anthing Doctor Who related: books, figures, toys, posters, stickers, anything like that. My friends and I are completely in love with this show and we will happily share any leftovers you may have to share with us!

 - Old board games: even if all the pieces might not be there, that's fine by me; especially Scrabble

Long shot wishes:

I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they're a long shot but I figured I might as well ask.
One is a motorcycle helmet (preferably white but any color will do). Not a regular helmet that only covers the top of your head but one that also comes around to protect your chin/jaw, if you know what I mean.
The other wish is for a gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (like this: http://disparue.org/gallery/7/doctorwho/1/109/images/doctorwho109_1919.jpg). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.
The last wish is a black cloak and hood. Nothing special for this one, just your typical black cloak, either with a hood attached or as a separate entity.

Like I said, I know they're long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :)

Thanks for reading my wish list!

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Date Posted: 6/30/2011 10:34 PM ET
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I am wanting to get started sending care packages to soldiers through anysoldier.com so if anyone has coupons for items that would be good for them I would appreciate it.


Date Posted: 6/30/2011 10:35 PM ET
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July wishes:

Coke codes

Coupons for: soda
                         Purina One dog or cat food
                         Personal care 

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Anything soccer related

Warner Brothers Insider Rewards codes-found in DVD/Blu-rays

Cars 2 codes from select Kelloggs Cereal, Keebler, Nutri-grain products

O-ring or twisted wire snaffle bit

Cover for an LG Chocolate Touch

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Date Posted: 6/30/2011 10:44 PM ET
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  • I'm starting college in the Fall. If you have anything you would be willing to spare--soap, supplies, notebooks, etc.--I would greatly appreciate it.
  • Also, I'm looking for posters of any kind and size (can be used, that's fine) to decorate my dorm with.
  • I love anything Harry Potter and The Office, so anything related to those would be awesome as well.
  • 2011-2012 wall calendar--any type
  • Any cool-looking spare fabric--zebra, swirls, peace signs, etc.--to make pillows with
  • Spare yarn for crafts

Thanks for looking at my wishlist! :)


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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 12:27 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2008
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Hi.  New requests this month, all for my DDs

1.   Collectible spoons--can be from anywhere.

2.  Snapple lids

3.  DD bought an old video recorder at a yard sale it takes the small tapes and the cassette adapter that looks like
a regular VHS tape, but you put the little tape into it.  We don't have the tapes or the adapter.

Thanks for looking

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 1:48 AM ET
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My wishes are the same as they have been.  Thanks for looking!

In reading all the forums, I have seen people discuss the bookmates/openpage covers.  I would love a tradesize since I have been accumulating a lot of tradesize books since joining pbs.  I know it's a longshot, but you never know.

***If anyone makes cloth bookcovers, I would love a betty boop, comedy and tragedy  (masks) or celestial tradesize.   (or solid color. stripes, dots or patterns- no green, yellow or orange please)***

comedy/tragedy stickers

pepsi coupons

magnetic bookmarks

Thanks to everyone who has granted my wishes.  I post in the thank you thread, but in case I've omitted anyone, I want you to know I appreciate it!

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 8:33 AM ET
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I'd appreciate having old card fronts... don't use/need Christmas or Halloween. Even pretty note card fronts will work. I make bookmarks from them & would happily send you a couple of my handmade creations in exchange for your card fronts.

Also looking for small tassels, colored buttons (nickle size or larger), beads with large holes... I use these to embellish some of my bookmarks.

Thanks, Debbie 

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 9:18 AM ET
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Here are my wishes:

  • Box Tops for Education for my son's school
  • Campbell's Labels For Education
  • Stonyfield yogurt codes (from lid- please include product type and size in PM.)
  • Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's or Adult)
  • Nutro Ultra dog food coupons
  • Pet Supermarket coupons
  • Oh! If anyone has an old pair of those paper/plastic 3-D glasses (the red/blue ones, I think) that they can part with, please PM me... My son found an awesome 3-D Transformers comic at the FOL sale, but I couldn't find any 3-D glasses when we got home. :(  GRANTED! :)


Thanks for looking!  :)

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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 9:56 AM ET
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Bath & Body Works "Sweet Pea Forever" products

Grape-scented anything

Jovan's "Fire" perfume/cologne 

Beads and pendants from broken jewelry.  I use them for crafts.

Sanrio's "Little Twin Stars" products

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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 10:18 AM ET
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I am wishing for,

1.Restaurant coupons. Our favorites are Steak and Shake(Even if they are out of date, our local rest. allows us to use them), Chick-fil-a, Longhorn Steakhouse and Coldstone Creamery.

2.Makeup, perfume, bath stuff, etc. Bath and Body Works, sprays, splashes, etc.

3.Acne prevention items. Even if these are slightly used I would love them. Especially Proactive.

4.Anything Teddy bears. My mother collects them and especially right now with her having just gotten out of the hospital it would be nice.

5.Anything victorian. Teacups, floral, etc. Stickers, charms, notepaper, etc

6.Stationary. My younger siblings all have pen pals and they love using unique paper and cards.

7.Anything military related. Postcards, etc.

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 10:41 AM ET
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i would love to have C O U P O N  S  that you dont need or use .....


CAT ::   dry food, canned food, litter, treats 
( they love 9Lives and Friskies wet food...and any dry food)


clorox / lysol  WIPES

baby wipes / baby pullups & diapers / swim diapers

greek yogurt

bath and body works discount coupons

victoria secrets discount coupons

nail polish coupons :  any brand  cheeky

shampoo :  aussie , herbal essence, garnier fructis




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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 10:49 AM ET
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For those of you who would like to bless me with acts of kindness....


I loveee make-up!! So if there are any unused products out there...or even sephora codes.

DMC emboridery floss!!!!

OPI nail polish or Sally Hansen

I also love VERA BRADLEY...The Little Mermaid...and Hello Kitty...

****Bookcover (sometimes a cover on a book can be embarrassing to have others see it) .... Homemade would be much appreciated. I love having items that show others talents!---looking for a large trade size one! :)


Ultimately, I wish for everyone to have good health, happiness, and much love. Life is so short. So don't sweat the small stuff. We must do what the clock does, and keep ticking :)

Many prayers and much love to all of you! 

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 11:06 AM ET
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • coupons for :  glucose meters/test strips/lancets (One Touch, Breeze 2, Contour, Freestyle, etc.)  - I purchase them using the coupons and donate them to our local health clinic.
  • Senseo decaf coffee pods - none of my local stores carry the decaf pods
  • coupons for:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt or Dannon Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, Eggbeaters, V-8 juice, MIO liquid water enhancer
  • TastyKakes - especially butterscotch krimpets and cream-filled krimpets - not available anywhere around here

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 11:07 AM ET
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These wishes are for my DGD who lives with me . . .

Rubber stamps . . . any kind but she really likes flowers and animals.

Notebooks with decorative covers (like pictures of cats, dogs, etc).  This kid doodles all the time . . .

If anyone can help with these things I know she would appreciate it.  Thank you!

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 1:08 PM ET
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I'm spending a year abroad in Korea for school, so I'm actually getting rid of stuff as we speak, but I recently got contact lenses and need to stock up on contact solution before I leave.

If you have any coupons for Bio-true, Renu, or any other contact solution, they would be so helpful!

Also, my seven-year-old little sister just began collecting erasers (something other than playground rocks and dead bugs, for once!). Any erasers (even if they're not "cute") would be appreciated. She loves them all!

Thank you!

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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 5:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 7:58 PM ET
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I am looking for:

  • baby coupons
  • Crochet needles and/or yarn (just learning!)
  • Thank you note cards

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Date Posted: 7/1/2011 8:05 PM ET
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I'm looking for these if anyone has them:

Coupons for Lactaid pills

Coupons for childrens vitamins

Washable paints.....any brand, any size, used or new, any color but preferably purple, white and brown for my son

Wrapping paper....any size, any colors, any occasions......just please not scraps because I would be using them to wrap gifts



Date Posted: 7/1/2011 9:04 PM ET
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I would like to get back into making crafts and would like any used or unused craft paint, paint brushes, raffia, twine, wooden beads, styrofoam balls, ribbon, and yarn (especially reds and greens) etc.

I am always accumulating stocking stuffers for the local shelter and would appreciate any samples or travel size items like shampoo, conditioner, creme rinse, toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion, bubble bath , mouthwash, chapstick etc.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 7/1/2011 9:47 PM ET
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I wish for prayers and good thoughts for my city, Minot ND.  1/3 of our population had to evacuate our homes last week due to flooding.  Me included.  My home wasnt even in the evacuation zone, but we left anyway taking most of our belongings. My basement is full and it hit the mainfloor, I have my FEMA inspection in the morning.  We are so much better off that alot of ppl, but it is still so devastating.  Josh Duhamel is chairman of the Recovery Board, you can read more at MinotRedCross.org or Joshs facebook. 

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 12:48 AM ET
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2 X 2s for coins
Pieces of Amber
Cpns for: liq All, Snuggle and Fancy Feast dry cat food (especially this)
any items for the old LA RAMS (for my son......loved them since childhood)
Lots of clear bags (from the newspapers)
Coke codes

A dream:  I have been searching(thrift shops, of course and yard sales) for a Vera Bradley purse.  Maybe blue?  Just thought I would throw in a dream for a change(lol wm)


Date Posted: 7/2/2011 7:11 AM ET
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*I'm looking for any kind of grocery coupons you're not using - feeding a family of 5 on an enlisted soldier's income isn't easy  ;)

Especially interested in ones for Huggies diapers/wipes, Enfamil formula, kids' snacks/crackers, baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc), frozen pizza, powerade/gatorade, bottled water

*If you have expired coupons I can take those off your hands too - I mail them to an Army base in Germany for families to use there

*I would also love to receive some bookmarks for my 10 year old son.  He LOVES to read but is always misplacing his bookmarks!


Thanks :0)

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 12:01 PM ET
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i wish for coke codes, and turquoise or purple ink pens. thanks in advance.

Date Posted: 7/2/2011 9:03 PM ET
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July Wish List- Thanks for Looking!


*Luggage Tags in great shape- I have 3 Cranberry Red suitcases that could use some nice sturdy luggage tags- Pretty ones or nice fabric or leather/leather like ones. Anyone make luggage tags??


* Sealing Wax (metal or wood) STAMPERS ( with designs ) and Old fashioned sealing wax sticks- Can be used.


* Christian/Bible Verse Stickers, Notecards, Rubber Stamps, Greeting Cards, Bible Memory Verse Cards, Coffee Mugs with Bible Verses etc.


* Christian Charms/Pins or Jewelry- ( Anchor, Dove/Holy Spirit, HeartCross)  Faith/Hope/Charity trio







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