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Date Posted: 10/31/2015 7:07 PM 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.

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 ***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 (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, 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 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!

Date Posted: 10/31/2015 9:18 PM ET
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Coke codes for my Coke codes friends, sending them in a few.

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Date Posted: 10/31/2015 9:57 PM ET
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Hello All!

I have to offer:

(1) small booklet for the book Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. This is a Powell's Books exclusive that consists of an author interview and fact sheet. They send these out with titles from their Indiespensible subscription service.

(2) stickers/decals for the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) - one black and one white.

(1) Powell's Books refrigerator magnet, measures about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2.  TAKEN

(1) Pamphlet - Guide to Growing Garden Vegetables (very basic)  TAKEN

(3) Barry Bonds baseball cards, professionally graded 9.0 mint and sealed. Take one or more.

(2) packages Celestial Seasonings Strawberry Champagne Black Tea. Each package contains 4 tea bags. Take one or more. TAKEN


Please PM if interested in anything.

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Date Posted: 11/1/2015 1:16 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/1/2015 6:16 PM ET
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window cling in support of Wounded Warriors

window cling -- Nat'l Wildlife Federation

window cling-- World Wildlife Fund

Small stickers:  choose  Florida theme, letter "G" with blue frame, flowers, Christmas holiday designs, or different colored ribbons (Think 'pink ribbon' for breast cancer awareness)

2016 pocket purse calendar from Boy's Town, has winter historic scene on cover 

window cling "No Farms No Food" from American Farmland Trust                                   

2016 wall calendar "Celebrating the Spirit of St Francis' --each month has a cute pet or wildlife photo 

set of 4 blank notecards with envelopes, have different wolf picture on each (please to someone I haven't sent these to before)

Coupons:  strips of Glade coupons, exp DEC 15

2 of each -- 55 cents off  Papermate pen pack,$1 off  Sharpie Highlighter, $1 off Uni Ball 307 product, and 75 cents off Sharpie perm markers, all exp 15 DEC

$1 off Nasoya tofu baked item, $1 off any 2 Nasoya products, exp 1/31/16

Sweet Tomatoes coupons for families: 1 adult & 1 Child for $16.99,  2 adults & 2 children $29.99 , both  with beverages, exp 19 DEC 

strip of coupons for Coldstone ice cream, exp 31 DEC


to *Sara H-- mini bumper sticker says "No Farms, No Food"

to Jane F. -- small booklet with Christmas poems and  strip of 6 to/from Christmas gift stickers, set of 12 to/from stickers

to *Flo-- 2016 pink  purse calendar with health tips

To *Mary G-- music books and sheet music

To *Yvonne-- box of beads in Christmas colors and junk crafting ticket stubs

To  *Linda (Silvercat)-- old jewelry for re- crafting

Coupons to : Marsha, *Elona, *Yvonne

pack of Christmas cards to: *Connie, *Katherine

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Date Posted: 11/1/2015 9:28 PM ET
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I have a generous handful of white envelopes that came with cards.  I've lost the cards that fit these envelopes but thought maybe one of our card crafters could use them.  There are a couple of small ones (think enclosure card) but most fit regular cards.  Please provide address in your PM.  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/2/2015 12:03 PM ET
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Everything has been spoken for - Thanks for looking!  laugh


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Date Posted: 11/2/2015 12:59 PM ET
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TAKEN -- that was fast!

I made a coloring book a while back.  I'll send copies to the first two people to PM me with address! :)

(book info)

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Date Posted: 11/2/2015 6:43 PM ET
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Three brand new VUSE Original 2 Cartridge to Package to a new home.  My sister bought these then stopped smoking and asked me to post them here :) I'd like to send all three to one home.


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Date Posted: 11/3/2015 2:21 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/3/2015 11:00 AM ET
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2 packs of photo holding christmas cards.  They hold a 4x6.  15 cards in each pack.  Would like to send to one person please.   TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/4/2015 11:06 AM ET
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My RAOKs for the month will be two.  I am sending 18 children's books to a woman on a limited income who is tutoring children who have trouble reading. She spends money every month at Goodwill and other thrift stores looking for books for these children so each one can have a like new book of their own to take home and read.  And, on another thread I chose to give a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering for cancer research, partly because they had an individual or organization that would give double what I donated for a triple amount and partly because it's such a good cause.

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stainless steel tea infusers

temporary tattoos (cartoony owl or Christmasy)

used bubble wrap

coupon potlucks

chives seeds from my garden

sticker potucks


multiples of the following coupons:

$.50 Activia 4-pack 6/30/16

$4 Boost multipack or canister 9/30/16

$1 Colace, no exp date

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$3 any size Enfamil Gentlease 1/31/16

$5 Zyrtec 24+ count 12/31/15

$.50 any Fiber One box 2/29/16

$.50 Dannon 4 or 6 pack yogurt, cups, or drinks 9/1/16

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Date Posted: 11/4/2015 4:00 PM ET
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What a wondrous thing you're doing, R.E.K.  I've sent you a PM. 

Date Posted: 11/4/2015 10:06 PM ET
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Here's what I have to offer:

4.  One white helicopter applique that you can sew on or iron on

7. I can make two people a handmade bookmark if you haven't requested one from me before.

8. I can make one person a handmade magnet.

Please make sure your address is in your PM. My work schedule from Nov 5-9 will be bad. I will send items when time and $$ permits me. Thanks.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2015 10:23 AM ET
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Happy Autumn!

I have a new Clinique eyeshadow compact with 4 colors: pink, lavender, purple & dark gray. - TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/5/2015 7:35 PM ET
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I have 10 red fabric (satin maybe) buttons that I can send out to someone. TAKEN!

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Date Posted: 11/5/2015 7:35 PM ET
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I have a copy of A Finder's Fee (Missing Pieces, Bk 5) :: Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene for anyone that would like it.....my pup got ahold of it and knawed on the corner a bit....still very readable but I wouldn't post it like it is......pm me with your addy if interested........


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Date Posted: 11/7/2015 10:03 AM ET
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All AUDIO CASSETTES on my shelf are free. Just use the search filter on my shelf to take a look at the cassettes I have.

Pm me with your address and titles. Take as many as you like.

thanks for looking,


Date Posted: 11/7/2015 4:44 PM ET
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I can offer one person a free 12 issue subscrition to "Allure" magazine. It is my favorite beauty magazine and has wonderful tips and tricks. Would love to gift someone with a subscription so they can enjoy it as well. heart TAKEN

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Date Posted: 11/8/2015 12:47 PM ET
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This month, I would like to give away three books from my shelf.  Please PM with your choice.  ALL TAKEN!  Wow, that was fast!

1. April K.

2. Katherine N.

3. BostonBooks

Happy reading!

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Date Posted: 11/8/2015 3:47 PM ET
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Here's the goodies I have for this month... so far...

I have three lapel pins with Christmas themes, one santa, one sleigh of toys and one candy cane.

One three inch by four inch New Orleans Saints sticker.

5 Bacardi Dragonberry swizzle sticks in the shape of a Chinese dragon. 



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Date Posted: 11/8/2015 10:07 PM ET
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Stickers:  Tracy (girlie looking)

Recipe cards w/recipes  Taken

Bookmark:  I can't have nice things.  I have  a cat.  Taken

Perfume samples torn from magazines:     Men's

                                                                 Women   Taken

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Date Posted: 11/9/2015 9:38 AM ET
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Im slow to send things but if u dont mind waiting i have the following to offer:

box of used pencils, erasers are hard so u would not be able to use eraser part

 sudoku book partly used

- let me know if interested send address

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Subject: Kellogg's - 100 points
Date Posted: 11/9/2015 3:20 PM ET
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Everyone can use the code: enter the code IHEARTBONUSCODES to score 100 more points!