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


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Date Posted: 4/30/2011 3:00 PM ET
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This is where we post things we are looking for.

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: 4/30/2011 6:05 PM ET
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Wishing for:

origami paper for my son

anything lotus flower or Buddha

any size spiral-bound blank books, lined/unlined/grid, hardcover or soft (I take a lot of notes at work)

your favorite crock-pot recipe


Thanks for looking!  Peace today, Lisa


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Date Posted: 4/30/2011 6:24 PM ET
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i would love to have coupons that you dont need or use .....

these are the ones that i need all of the time :

CAT ::   dry food, canned food, litter, treats

clorox / lysol  WIPES

baby wipes / baby pullups & diapers 

bath and body works

victoria secrets



if you have any old cards/stickers or : anything Mary Engelbreit.........i love her stuff


¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨* ¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*   thanks to all and have a blessed month  *•¸¸¸.•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*

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Date Posted: 4/30/2011 6:40 PM ET
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I'm always wishing for 

- Postcards - either new or used.  I collect them.

- Used postage stamps


Date Posted: 4/30/2011 6:51 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)

- Anything Digimon related: figures, cards, books, stickers, toys, anything like that. My little cousin has become obbsessed with Digimon: Digital Monsters recently and I wish to feed her addiction ;)

 - Old board games: even if all the pieces might not be there, that's fine by me (especially the game Twister, if anyone has a box of Twister that they haven't used in forever, I will gladly take it off your hand!)

Thanks for reading my wish list!

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Subject: I wish....I wish....
Date Posted: 4/30/2011 7:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/30/2011 8:46 PM ET
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Coke codes

Clear plastic bags (from your newspaper)

Cpns:  Fancy Feast dry Cat food
           8th continent milk
           Snuggle fab softner
           Liq All detergent
           Turkey bacon
           coupons for grocery items

Card stock


Date Posted: 4/30/2011 9:35 PM ET
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Greeting PBS Friends! :)

My wishes for the month are . . .

  • Dog Toys for my new puppy. Her name is Vanilla, and she's a chihuahua. I been taking care of cats forever, so she's my first puppy. (: Don't worry, I been taking her to the VET and I have done my research.
  • Anything Hello Kitty! I'm obsessed!
  • Stickers for planners or scrapbooks
  • Inspirational bookmarks
  • Scentsy!
  • Anything Penguin related -- plushes, bookmarks, stickers, etc! I loooove them.

Thank you very much!

Have a blessed month!

Date Posted: 4/30/2011 9:56 PM ET
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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- not green, yellow or orange please)***

I loaned my bookweight to my sister, who just had surgery on her left elbow, so she is able to read.  (She is having difficulty keeping the book open with one hand)  But now I don't have it to use myself, and I kinda rely on it myself with the arthritis in my wrists...  would really appreciate getting another if anyone can help.

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!

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Date Posted: 4/30/2011 11:00 PM 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 or other brand decaf coffee pods - none of my local stores carry the decaf pods
  • coupons for:  Stonyfield Oikos Greek yogurt or Dannon Greek yogurt
  • coupons for:  Atkins shakes
  • coupons for:  Eggbeaters
  • coupons for:  MIO liquid water enhancers
  • coupons for:  V-8 juice
  • Lowe's coupons

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

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Subject: My wishes :)
Date Posted: 4/30/2011 11:11 PM ET
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I'm decorating my room in Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team so ANYTHING pertaining to them (or standard hockey things) would be fantastic.

I have a thing for pens. Interesting, different pens would be fun.

Anything that is able to be worn that has "Poison" on it, as in the band. I know this  is an odd request, but I'm going to a Poison concert in July. (My best friend bought me a ticket for my birthday, what a treat!) I have nothing to sport with them on it though!

Last one is also an odd request. Anyone have any sunscreen that is over an SPF of 100? I'm a pasty white chick who burns at the mere THOUGHT of the sun. I can't find any over 100 anywhere!


Thanks for looking! =) I'll keep an eye out for your requests too. ^_^ Have a nice day.

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 12:42 AM ET
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Hello and Happy May!!!

I am wishing for:

Drug Rep pens and/or anything Zumba I am totally and hopelessly addicted. LOL And since I've only been going to class since March I don't have anything yet except a shirt my friend made me. I would love anything DVD's, books, a homemade bookmark LOL literally anything Zumba related. Thanks!!

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 8:48 AM ET
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I am in need of some of that fingertip tacky stuff that is useful when you count money (which I have to do at work).  I've gone to the office supply stores and can only find big containers of it; I need a wee little pot of it.  Anyone got some of this stuff lying around?  

Having recently acquired an almost-obsession with lip balm, I am hankering after a new one in a refreshing and/or unusual flavor --  think lemon, grapefruit, cucumber, spearmint, etc. (not super "sweet" such as cherry, strawberry or cotton candy).  

Also wishing for a cookie cutter in the shape of a groundhog.  There's a very cute one listed on Amazon , but it says it's unavailable.   I am a great lover of all things groundhog, plus I love to bake, so this cookie cutter (or a similar one) would cause me great delight! 




Date Posted: 5/1/2011 9:34 AM ET
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Coke Codes

Coupons for:
        Diet Coke
        Diet Mountain Dew
        Purina dog or cat food

Anything soccer related

Pop tabs-for Ronald McDonald House

Cooking magazines/unwanted cookbooks

WB Insider Rewards codes(found in Warner Brothers DVDs/Blu-Rays)

Cars codes from Kelloggs cereal


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Subject: May Wishes
Date Posted: 5/1/2011 10:20 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Looking for some scrapbooking items..even if some are leftovers thats ok as long as I have something to work with.

  • Scrapbooking cards with envelopes...colors needed, yellow, white, red and blue
  • stickers needed...bees and everything 4th of July
  • black ink pad
  • one of those clear blocks you stick the rubber stamps too.. Need it for about a 5X4 stamp...But would take any size and make it work.

Also looking for any colored pencil kits for my trip this june. Need something to keep me busy

Coke rewards as always

Also looking for anything basketball related..keychain, bookmarks, pencils..trying to put together a gift basket for someone..and not having luck finding anything. Just need basketball theme...no names on the items please.

Thanks!!! Happy May!



Date Posted: 5/1/2011 11:32 AM ET
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As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection or inexpensive refrigerator magnets from any state. Thanks in advance for considering:)     

Date Posted: 5/1/2011 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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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

Thanks!  :)

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Date Posted: 5/1/2011 12:11 PM ET
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I'm wishing for the following this month:

Anything fox related! - I love foxes!

Anything Leopard Gecko related!

Bookmarks! Can never have too many. Homemade, store bought.. No preference!

Unused notepads. Now that I have a few, I'm going through them like crazy!

Red Rose Tea figurines - I've been collecting these since I was 5! Love them!


Thanks so much!

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Date Posted: 5/1/2011 1:38 PM 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...did I mention Vera Bradley?? lol

****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: 5/1/2011 5:17 PM ET
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This month I am wishing for a lot of the same things:) Thank you to everyone who has responded in the past. Many of you have totally made my day!

1.Makeup, perfume or acne items. I have really fallen in love with Proactive and found that it works better than most. Even if these things are opened I will still use them.

2.Stationary. Whether notecards, postcards or regular stationary we will use it. The children have pen pals and they like using different stationary:)

3.Military related items. Someone sent postcards in the past and the boys love these. But anything military related.

4.Victorian items. Teacups, charms, etc.

5.Restaurant coupons. Our favorites are Chik-fil-a, Steak and Shake and Olive Garden. And the Chik-fil-a and Steak and Shake near us take expired coupons so it doesn't matter if they are out of date.

6.Notepads. Either spiral lined or just the sticky ones.

Thanks in advance!

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Date Posted: 5/1/2011 7:30 PM ET
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My wishes:

Summer Decoration/cards - for my mom nursing home room.(She loved the valentine and Easter items, Thank you)

Craft Pipe cleaners

Motorola cell charger for a Hint QA30 or battery

(If your cell went to cell heaven I’m in need of a these two items)

Drink mix singles (Anything like that)

Rare Diamonds perfume (Any diamonds perfumes)

Mrs. Santa - I have Mr. Santa he is 3 feet tall.

The GRINCH - Anything I love him.

Canon ink cartridges - 40 Black, 41 Color, 30 Black,31 Color

In Search Of These Coupons:

Carnation Instant Breakfast Coupon or chocolate flavor envelope pkg.

Allegra (Allergy medicine) Coupons (Children's or Adult)

Tidy Cat litter - upstairs cat

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Date Posted: 5/1/2011 8:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2009
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Hello! My wishlist:

  • Any old or small posters to decorate dorm with next year
  • Piano, clarinet, or flute sheet music
  • Makeup (even small samples are fine)
  • any Harry Potter memorabilia
  • Pens of any kind or shape



Date Posted: 5/1/2011 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/9/2010
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I'm wishing for:

  • HP ink cartridges 21 (black) and 22 (color).  There are several people in the house who use the printer and it goes fast! 
  • any purple ink pens
  • Purina One cat food coupons
  • any cat treat coupons



Date Posted: 5/1/2011 11:37 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2009
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Hello Everyone!


I am currently wishing for anything...and I do mean anything  with snowmen on it or snowman related. Seriously not picky, ANY size,shape or color scheme snowmen)  My 3 year old is currently snowman obsessed. I'm actually even trying to pull together a snowman birthday party in June, lol.


If there are any that love to take pics that would like to help me out, I have a hobby where I take pictures of everyday things and make words and personalized collages out of them, (such as: Close up tractor tire= the letter O ,or,  open ladder from the side= the letter A, or, a Rail Road crossing sign =X,  etc... ) Also, snagged letters from current signs work I got an awesome "D" from a Yard Sale sign down the street,lol!

I'm ALWAYS looking for new cool "letters" from anywhere your imagination sees them. I just thought it'd be neat to maybe have some that were not locally found. These can be emailed if anyone wants to help me out!


Oh, and I'm also looking for some powdered fabric dye, in any dark color...alI I can find is liquid around here.


Thanks! I will grant as many wishes as I can this month




Date Posted: 5/2/2011 10:10 AM ET
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-Coke Codes

-BoxTops for Education

-'Thank You' notecards