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Date Posted: 5/31/2010 11:34 PM ET
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Post what you have to give away in this thread.

For our purposes, a Random Act of Kindness (to be referred to as a RAOK) is defined as something nice one PBS member does for another PBS member with NO CREDITS changing hands!  The  idea  is for people to post items they are willing to send another member FREE of charge or credits (including shipping). This is a great way to make someone's day at the same time that you can declutter your house of things you no longer need/use but weren't  sure you wanted to discard.  NOTE:  Some of us don't remember every member's nickname, so it is helpful to write that by your address label, when you send a RAOK, to make it easier for receiving members to thank you.

The  way to do this,  is to list items to this thread that you are willing to send as RAOKs the way we list damaged books/ARCs/etc. in the Book Bazaar, and make them first come, first serve. When an item has been spoken for, please cross it off or delete it from your post. You might want to show who got it but that's up to you. Just  make sure you update as frequently as possible so that no one is disappointed. Please everyone just use one post each and keep it updated.     NOTE:  Before posting a ROAK, you might want to check this month's *** I Wish thread to see if you are able to fill a members' Wish, first.  This is especially true for Coke codes, boxtops for education, etc.

If you see something you'd like,  PM the member with your address.  To post things you are wishing for, see the *** Monthly I WIsh thread.***  And to keep these threads clean and easy to read, please use the ***Monthly Thank you thread*** to thank people for things you have received.  Always let the members know, either in a PM or Thank You that you rec'd the item so they know it's not lost.

Obviously since RAOKs are free but cost the sender shipping, if you request a RAOK from someone and they aren't able to ship it for a while, please be patient!  Please mark out items as they are taken so other members are not disappointed.

Sometimes, it's the little things that make a person smile!

Any questions, please feel free to PM me.

p.s.  It is perfectly ok to ask a member if they rec'd an item.  People get busy and mail gets lost.

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Subject: Plant a tree in your state
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 12:54 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/1/2010 9:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 6/1/2010 9:59 AM ET
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I have 2 Lunchables codes to the first & second PM's I get. They are redeemable at kraft.promotions.com

Date Posted: 6/1/2010 10:55 AM ET
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I have 40% off purchase coupon to Justice For Girls. Expires July 31st.

Coupon for free box 20 count Tampax. Expires June 30th.

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Subject: all gone
Date Posted: 6/1/2010 8:14 PM ET
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I have some stuff to find a new home!! Um, if I have given stuff to you before, can you please let the next person get something? I realize this is stuff I would throw out or not use... but I want to try and get a little something to new people! :) Thanks!!

* I have 6 Coke Codes ( I will PM them to you! )

* I have a uh, thingy from my Fossil purse. It's brown leather with a wooden key attached. ( see pic )

* Half a pack of Ouchless hair ties. 5 brown, 2 green, 2 white. I have a ton of hair and they hurt when they snap/break, otherwise they are Ouchless. ( see pic )

* Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary necklace in Pink. It's child size, read: my neck was too fat! ( see pic )

Here is a link to the PIC!

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 9:46 AM ET
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I have:

2 Coke Codes (from 12 packs) - G O N E

Krystal burger coupons (burgers & breakfast)

1 Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off coupon

Arby's Coupons
Papa John's Coupons- G O N E
A sheet of "Reminder" stickers that go on calendar dates - G O N E

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 3:13 PM ET
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I have:

- small stack of cards, the kind that come along with requests for donations
- pamphlet: The Art Of Kissing by Hugh Morris, originally published in 1936, reprinted 1988. kind of an amusing read. Unpostable. (There are a couple of editions of this in the database, but not this particular edition.)

Gone!  Thanks guys. :)

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 4:18 PM ET
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I have some old black and white photos of random people ( i was going to use them for crafting) I will send lots of 10 to anyone who may have a use for them.   they are mostly 2x4" or around that.   i think they are from the 40's.

Wow, such a wonderful response to these.. i have 2 more sets of 10 left :)


all spoken for :)

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 10:29 PM ET
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bookmarks from this book:

This Book Will Change Your Life: 365 Daily Instructions for Hysterical Living
Author: Benrik

so the pics will be random weird stuff..........i laminate my bookmarks and also add scrapbookpaper to some.

just PM me your address


can't make any more until middle of june when i get back home...

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 10:54 PM ET
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a blue gel/silicone bracelet....that says i love my cat


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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 11:25 PM ET
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I have 3 coupons for Similac each for $5 off

Three Good Start Coupons for $3, $6 and $8 off

ALL TAKEN (sorry I dont know how to do a strikethough)

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Date Posted: 6/3/2010 9:32 AM ET
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I have 3 matching cat pillows (I call them papa cat, mama cat, and baby cat). Mama cat needs some TLC from someone who knows how to sew. These were made from a pattern that used to be available in craft stores. They look quilted but they are all made from one piece of fabric. If anyone likes cats and likes to sew, you are welcome to these! Papa and mama cat are a little over a foot tall, baby cat is about 8 inches tall.

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Subject: up for grabs
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 6:51 PM ET
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I have the following:                                                   packet of several animal info pages--including polar bear and tiger (only ones visible thru package)

  small  16 month wall calendar starting JAN 2010 with picture of a different church each month

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Date Posted: 6/3/2010 10:56 PM ET
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I have a $25 Giving Card for donorschoose.org   I donate here from time to time - it's an organization where teachers submit proposals for different projects and donorschoose.org checks them out, makes a list of the items and prices, and collects donations then purchases the supplies when the project is fully funded. You can search by school district or keywords such as 'classroom library, autism' or subject areas. This is probably the 3rd card they've sent me and the accompanying letter asks that I share it with a friend, colleague, or family member who isn't already signed up with donorschoose.org...

so...anyone who isn't already a member there and would like the code for the $25 giving card(another sponsor supplies the cards) to use towards a classroom project pm me and I'll pm you the code.  If you complete a project or donate $100 you will receive handwritten/drawn thank yous from the students. the only emails I receive from this site are the ones I requested when I signed up..they haven't harrassed me (at least not in the 1 12 years I've been with them!)

ETA: I  have 2  1 of these now for 2 who'd like to sign up!  Or if you're already a member and know of someone who would put them to use. I'd like to see these used the way the sponsor intended - to introduce people to the site and how great it is!

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Date Posted: 6/5/2010 4:34 AM ET
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Free Chavrie Cheese coupon ( up to 5.50 ) -Expires 7/31/10 *GONE*

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Date Posted: 6/5/2010 9:21 AM ET
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I have a few things to share today- First come, first serve


TAKEN- Designer Letter "G" personal size paper hankies for your purse ( by Design Design) Pink and white stripe- 1 package, new


TAKEN  1 cute mini "Ballerina" paperback book called Keepsakes, the Ballerina book


TAKEN 1 cloth bookmark  "Share the Love of Sewing" in pretty pink and mint green with heart with spool of thread inside. ( unfinished back)


TAKEN   2 mini note tablets- new in small packages- pink icecream cone and apple ( prefer these go to one person- look like teacher items or personal mini notes- similar to post a notes- )

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Date Posted: 6/6/2010 11:56 AM ET
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I found home for most of my RAOKs in the wishes thread.........but I still have

a yellow rubber bracelet with a key ring attached (with advertising on the bracelet from Dollar General but if you turn it backwards you cant see the wording)

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Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:24 PM ET
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1 Coke code.

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Date Posted: 6/7/2010 10:28 AM ET
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All are Taken....thanks for the quick response...

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Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:10 PM ET
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I have many 4 x 9 different colorful posterboard phrases, some of which have sticky attachments on the back and some don't (use double sided tape for those).  Four to a person please.  PM with title phrase and the ones you would like.  I suggest that you include a couple of alternates in case some are gone.  THANKS to Autumn, Nancy and LP for ordering.  They have been mailed and I'm so glad that someone can use these.  Also hope Velma can use the card fronts coming her way.

GONE!!!!  Garfield:   TAKE OUT IS MY LIFE, I'm the best at doing whatever it is I do; Approach, Bow and Scrape, State Your Business

Miscellaneous:  Deadlines amuse me!,  You can't be too Rich or Too Thin, I'm Friendlier on Paydays, PURSUING HAPPINESS....but running late?,  I don't need longer days...just shorter lists., I'm working my way to the bottom. (with 2 overflowing in boxes and 2 almost empty out boxes), WELCOME TO LIFE IN THE FAX LANE, ASSUME NOTHING, 

PS:  If I promised you an RAOK and you didn't get it let me know as I've been under the weather for several days.  However, I am trying to catch up.

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Date Posted: 6/7/2010 1:22 PM ET
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I have the following coupons to offer:

Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off a single item

Envelope of Miscellaneous Fast Food Coupons

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 2:38 PM ET
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I have a new, unopened deck of Rider Waite tarot cards for anyone that wants them.


Thank you for all of your responses.

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