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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. 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, 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 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 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 (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 RAOK .
Please do not ask 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, 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.

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 do so at the beginning of the line and if possible, put 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.  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

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If you would like me to send a card or a fun postcard to you or someone you know just Pm me, and let me know what kinds of things you or the person you want me to send to likes and I will get something ready for them... :-)

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Bumper sticker with American flag and 'God Bless America' on it

Holy card with pic of Jesus as shepherd on one side, verse on reverse is John 10:27-28

 square sticker "ASPCA member"

small window sticker, about 2" by 2", "National Disabled Veterans Foundation", 2015 Sponsor

DAV member cling sticker for window (Disabled American Vets)

plastic Christmas ornament for little girl named MEGAN-- snowman holding a wreath wearing pink hat and mittens.

 Recipe card for Pumpkin Bread

coupon for Logan's only in Kissimee (near Disney/Orlando)--free appetizer up to $7.99 in value

Other coupons are individually listed in the Have/Share coupons thread under the Raok forum.

Sent to:   *Amy and *Sarah B

*to REK-- canx stamps

to *Connie-- Apple stickers and coupons

to *Denise--window cling with hummingbird from The Nature Conservancy

to Shannon--2015 wall calendar with beautiful animal pics each month from World Wildlife Fund

to Kimmy N-- keychain with Indian dreamcatcher on it

to *Jennifer B--poster size World Map from National Geographic

coupons to: *Charity, *Khristy, Coups 4 Troops (Ashley), Irene, *Debbie B, *Marni

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Sending my coke codes to my cc buddies.

Date Posted: 3/1/2015 12:48 PM ET
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Here's what I've got so far: 

2" x 3" Miami Dolphins sticker.

2" x 3" Kitten sticker with a kitten in a teacup. 

A vintage 1970s post card of the Mackinac Bridge.

A postcard and bookmark from Tui Snyder. The postcard has a photo of a statue of Jesus in Cowboy Boots, and the bookmark has a photo of her books on it. 

Adrian Phoenix bookmark (this one has been bumped about but still useable). Has a photo of the cover of "A Rush of Wings" on one side and the reverse has the cover of "In the Blood."

A Happy Bunny on a rainbow background lapel pin. 

Hempcord tribal style necklace with wood and bone type beads.  


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enlightenedEnvelope of grocery coupons, lots to pick from. To Jen B

enlightenedSo many people hope for the Box Tops, I can do 2 envelopes for 2 people of 10 box tops each. To Katie S./Jeanne

enlightenedI have 5 paperback books with no front or back cover, got them from CVS, they threw them away, they are brand new: 

Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy Threw out

Long Time Coming-Rochelle Allers

Bodily Harm- Robert Dugoni

The Lazurus Vendetta Book one by Robert Ludlum  To Jen B.

The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry TO Connie B

I have a new Valentines card that says HAPPY 1ST Valentines Day Grandson.

2 Burgundy valances long enough to each fit one window. To Connie B

Request as many as you like!!! HAPPY MARCH!!


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Small paper doll with clothes  Taken

Some temp tattoos

Blank recipe cards
Crafts for fun(looks like it might be for kids...detatched from spine)
HD Book:  Life's too short to fold your underwear (from Guidepost)


Size small Stride panties with light leak protection(good for up to 100 washes)  TAKEN

Bookmark with Strawberry Shortcake(in blue)  TAKEN

I would like to send to someone who hasn't asked before if possible.
Unused postcards(3 people) give me ideas
Hello Kitty on a chain(key chain, perhaps?)  Taken



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Stuff I have to give away this month:

3. Will make a magnet or bookmark for a serious Pro Football Fan--I only have two stickers for two New York Jets players, two for New York Giants, one for Oakland Raiders and one for Detroit Lions--please PM me for more details.

5. Will make one person a handmade bookmark--I do have some green prints that someone might enjoy for this month

Will add more items when time permits me. Be patient in requesting..work is crazy since boss is on vacation. Thanks..make sure your address is in your PM. :)

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Stuff to give away -

Vintage unused postcard for Beulah, Wyoming

12 New Game Dice (4 red, 4 white, 4 green)

New ninja decoration tape (from Japan)

Bugs Bunny Cartoon Festival Featuring "Little Red Riding Rabbit" VHS Tape (also includes 4 more cartoons) - 37 minutes long, with case.

Prometheus on DVD (with case, no artwork)

Comic book based on the 1966 Batman show

Peter Pan unused postcard with Captain Hook

That's So Raven - Disguise the Limit on DVD (disc only)

Unused 1991 The Babysitters Club Postcard

Unused 2000 Lefty Grove baseball postcard

Unused Fantasia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice postcard with Mickey Mouse

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vintage buttons

"It's Picnic Day, Potter!" by Maribeth Boelts.  A bilingual 21 page paperback.  Multiple available.

large manila envelopes, used

envelopes, approx 5 x 8 inches

blank cards, some with envelopes

Redi-tag mini page flags

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

basil 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.

Also see list of coupons I have available on the Coupon thread.


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if you have a birthday in march or april, let me know, if you would like a birthday card.

a small breast cancer research window cling.

religious stickers, small, cut off address labels.

angel stickers, cut off address labels.

34 small stickers in gold color, they look like a morter and pestle bowl.

some packages of cap erasers

flat, squarish erasers

enough small paperclips (the 1" size) for quite a few people

some 3 1/2" paperclips

an appt. book, 8"x6" hardbound-timeslots from 8am to 10:30pm


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New Kelloggs code for everyone:



Date Posted: 3/3/2015 12:48 PM ET
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I have a women's top, size XL, I'd like to pass along to someone else. It is a lightweight material (60% cotton, 40% modal).

Here is a picture...



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Updated post further up this page

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Date Posted: 3/5/2015 6:09 PM ET
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I have ear buds that came with my iphone a while ago. I tried them and they hurt my tiny ears. I only tried them for 20 minutes. Other than that, they are brand new.

PM me if you want it.


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I have a stack of these plastic sleeves that are a little larger than a business card. I have no idea what to do with them.

PM me if you want it.



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Kelloggs code for everyone  TASTYWAYTOPOINTS

Date Posted: 3/7/2015 6:26 PM ET
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Happy March!

I am sorry I haven't been more active. Things have been super busy! Here's what I have to offer so far this month.

- Tiny eye shadow applicators with various color handles. http://i60.tinypic.com/2lkr0o3.jpg TAKEN

- Coupon for 20% off one item at Bed. Bath, and Beyond. Expires 04/20/15

- Coupon for one free box of L'Oreal hair color. Expires the 30th of this month. TAKEN


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TAKEN, thanks!

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TAKEN - person has been contacted...

There was a person in the last months wish thread who wanted molds for soap making.  I am not sure they are sturdy enough, but I have some vintage sugar molds I can send you.
I searched both February and March Wish threads and cannot find you.  Please PM me.


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i'm adding: red lobster coupons, exp 4-25-15

                    longhorn coupons, exp 3-29-15

                    buca di beppo coupons, exp 3-29-15

there are alot of items still available from my post last week. check it out.