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Date Posted: 10/31/2014 10:51 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as a RAOK. 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, no meds of any kind may be posted in this forum This includes Rxs, OTC 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; do not ask to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something 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 are 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 the RAoK thread.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ - yes, it’s been done! - let others have a chance.
One of our most important rules - 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 pkg arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ****Thank You thread**** here. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who do not do this will often find their future requests ignored, sorry.
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, non 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 you 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 items that have been asked for, please do so at beginning of the line and if possible, make 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.

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.

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: 10/31/2014 11:35 PM ET
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Everything Taken


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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 12:43 AM ET
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Taken  yes  2 Packs of Napkins with the movie Twilight on them, has the girl and the guys on them. Still in plastic. I thought someone might like to collect them if your a fan of the series.  


Its Giving Thanks month! Think of 3 things you are thankful for each day and write it down in a journal or on a pad. When Christmas comes, read back over all those blessings and give thanks to God for them! If your not a Christian, its important to do this regardless and then just to realize how many blessings you and I really do have everyday of our lives. This can really change our preceptions of so many things.


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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 2:26 AM ET
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used manilla envelopes

multiple copies of "It's Picnic Day, Potter!"--bilingual (Spanish/English) childrens' story and activity book about healthy living, by Maribeth Boelts

assorted temporary tattoos

shampoo sample packets

coupon potlucks

biofreeze samples

chives seeds from my garden

(1) empty 4-pan empty MAC eyeshadow palette (used)

(1) Shu Uemura empty palette for eyeshadows and/or blushes

sticker potucks

Loose eyeshadows/highlighters/pigments in screwtop jars, most with shimmer: black, brown, cream, bright green, lime green, grey, gold, lavender, mauve, peach, light pink, bright pink, white.  Let me know the colors and if you want warmer or cooler toned versions.


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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 6:26 AM ET
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KFRBONUSPTSTWEET.  100 points for kelloggs family rewards.

TWITTERSURPRISES.   100 points for kelloggs family rewards.

FPFF-REAK-YFUN-CODE. 100 points for kelloggs family rewards

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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 1:30 PM ET
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Happy November!

I'll be adding more as the month goes on, but for now I have:

A 2015 "Shoes!" mini wall calendar, 7 inches x 7 inches.  It's exactly like this: http://www.amazon.com/Shoes-Mini-Calendar-Workman-Publishing/dp/0761179283/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414862816&sr=8-1&keywords=shoes+mini+calendar+2015 -   TAKEN

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I have a $6 Benefiber coupon.  Good for 62 servings or more, or stick packs.


Please PM with address.

Date Posted: 11/1/2014 6:22 PM ET
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I have a Sun Maid 100th Anniversary Cookbook booklet with about 20 recipes.

I have a $10 coupon for Nexium 24hr 42 ct.

PM me with your address if interested in any of the items.



Taken I have a Wiggles cd with 5 songs on it.

Taken I have two different Christmas Activity booklets with mazes, coloring and games (both to one person)

Taken1. I have a wall sized 2015 USO calendar.

Taken 2. An Easter Seal 2014 calendar with flower pictures

Taken  3. I have a Fitness Magazine supplement with 50 Healthy Recipes.

Taken  4. I have Four Money Cards from Santa that includes envelopes and a sticker of Santa to put over the president on money (it peels off easily) (all to one person)

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Date Posted: 11/1/2014 8:42 PM ET
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First person who is from Jersusalem who PMs me, I have a surprise.

Then I have:
1 set of decals that go on something to make Thanksgiving turkey and pilgrim (small) Taken
2015 lighthouse calendar(for fridge)  taken
Mad science polymer putty (new in shape of star) Taken
Mad science temp tattoos Taken
Small card (for my teacher)
Patriotic tattoos (3 people)  2 people
Body crystals(KISSTaken


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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 10:36 AM ET
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Who out there has a Regina Vacuum??
I have some Regina Valcuum Cleaner Bags.  Fits all Housekeeper Plus models.
These are the models listed on the packaging: 5000, 6000, 7000, 7.4-HO6305, 8.0-HO6306, 8.4-HO6307, ProCare-HO6205.

TAKEN!  Also I have a Good Housekeeping Book of Salads booklet---68 pages!---from 1958

Zing me a pm if you'd like one of these items.


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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 11:43 AM ET
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Here are the things I have available for sharing in November:

  1. Afghans Unlimited booklet by Bucilla. 27 pages. Afghan patterns, some for knit, some for crochet.  Colors on the examples are kind of dated, but the patterns look nice so you could use with more modern color choices. Taken
  2. Scherenschnitte Scissor Cutting paper kit to make a heart design that says "Home is where you hang your heart"  Taken
  3. 4 envelopes Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers. All of these are open and a few of the designs from each used, but there are lots left. These are good for embroidery, fabric painting, wearable art, etc. The subjects are Fruit and Vegetables, Dottie the Duck, Cute Mice Tea Towels, The Bear Family  Taken
  4. A Christmas Ornament from the Queen Mary (ship). Round, flat, ceramic. Has a pic of the ship on the front, and says "Queen Mary  Long Beach, CA" on the back Still in plastic wrapper - not opened  Taken

Please PM address with your request.

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TWEETTWEETFORPTS   100 Kellogg's Family Rewards code for everyone.

Date Posted: 11/2/2014 5:09 PM ET
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Stuff I have to give away this month:


Two sheets of reward stickers that have the sayings: I'm proud of you, good for you, Hooray,Super,Brilliant,wow,etc--these would be good for school or to reward your child for good manners,chore tasks,etc.

Two smaller sheets of reward stickers that are round some have animals on them the others are smilies and sayings

Two new big stickers from Marley Lilly clothes-these would be perfect for someone who's initials are "ML"


One homemade magnet by me that looks irisdscent--if you want me to decorate it I will

One homemade magnet by me that shows part of a stained glass flower--kinda dark looking but still very pretty


One coupon for Nivea Body Lotion or Creme $1.00 off expires 12-31-15

One coupon for $2.00 off one pack of Usa Gold cigarettes-expires 1-31-15


One new pair of orange shoelaces that say "Got chocolate milk?"-very cute--good for a child that breaks shoelaces a lot

One set of 8 blank lined recipe cards-4 have a tomato on them,the other 4 shows a cheesecake

I can make one person a handmade card or postcard. I will need to know hobbies,sayings,etc..I can decorate with calligraphy,stickers or some small pictures that I have. I don't have all color choices and most stuff I have is more girl or woman oriented before you ask.

One small children's pop up book of "Hansel and Gretel"--came from Kmart a long time ago..in good shape but not perfect.







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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 8:18 PM ET
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I have two booklets to share.

1.  Epilepsy: A Guide for Patients and Families with a DVD

2.  Novena Meditations to St. Jude


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A couple things to share:

1)  TAKEN I have some Foster Grant "Cushion Nose Pads" (we used some of these as 'feet', a cushioned non-slip stick-on bottom for our laptop -- now it doesn't slide off of our lap desk, worked great for that purpose!).  Can send out two pairs to 2 people, if more than one person wants, since there are four pairs in the pack.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/pUTT1F

2)  TAKEN  Still have more of these 3" x 5" address cards, if anyone can use:  https://flic.kr/p/p6qaYK

3)  TAKEN  I have a simple 42" square quilt top; I made one in teal colors and one in pink/purple colors, and decided I won't be using this one (the teal one turned out very nice, as I added a wide color-coordinated border at top/bottom and a narrow one along the sides, then added a flannel back.  Made for a nice lap-sized quilt for a Christmas gift.  Photos: (kitten NOT included, lol!): https://flic.kr/p/oYko5V   https://flic.kr/p/pCD28B

4)  Have some more of these postcards (Pike Place Market, Missing You, Cattle Country and "Priorities" with a man cradling his fish and holding his baby by the ankles) to send out to one person.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/oNs3Tk

5)  TAKEN   Elona got the quilt top, but maybe someone else can use this book by Judy Martin, "The Rainbow Collection, Quilt Patterns for Rainbow Colors" (love the patterns, but way above my rudimentary quilting ability!)  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/pXh4CN

6)  TAKEN Silk-screened cotton panel (14" x 16") featuring a cute cat, from Lynne Farren Fibre Designs.  (Instructions say it can be painted, embroidered, stuffed, buttons sewn, used for quilting, pillows, sachets, etc.)  Photo:  https://flic.kr/p/q2hoGe

7)   TAKEN  Jessica/eveningstar got the first kitty panel, but here's another one, from Lynne Farren Fibre Designs.  This one features the front and back of an adorable cat, to make into a pillow!  Can be painted, embroidered, buttons added, etc.   Directions are printed directly on the panel.  Photo: https://flic.kr/p/pMvjfL

8)  TAKEN  Five cat food coupons:  Two for $1 off Meow Mix dry food (3 lb. bag or larger), two for $1 off 6 single cans or one variety pack (expire 4/30/2016).   One $3.00 off of Purina Pro Plan, 3 lb. or larger bag (expires 3/31/15).  Will send all to 1 person, so you can pass on any you don't need, since expiration dates are a ways off.

PM me if you can use!  

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Date Posted: 11/2/2014 10:00 PM ET
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Just two things for now, will post more later in the month.

I can send out bunches of basic handmade bookmarks to several people.  I got some pretty double-sided cardstock and have cut a couple sheets of each into bookmarks.  These are basic bookmarks, without stickers or several layers of paper, like I usually do when I make them, but some of these papers are just amazing on their own.  I can send a batch with one bookmark of each design to each person, so if you'd like a bunch of bookmarks, send me your address, and I'll mail sometime this week.  Also, if you want to add a dog or cat bookmark, please mention it in your PM.  :)   [ I offered this last week in the October thread, but still have more to send, so I'm posting here, too.  :)  ]                   (so far, to: TB, JL, LK, KN, MF, EW, AF   )

I have some Goodwill coupons that expire 12-31-14.  They are for $1 off a purchase of $10 or more, and $5 off a purchase of $25 or more.  They are only good for the following stores in Indiana: Angola, Auburn, Columbia City, Huntington, and the 5 Fort Wayne stores.  I can send a few of each to each person who asks. 

Okay, back with more at last:

  • Packet of 12 kids’ adhesive name tags.  They say “My Name Is:” at the top, and at the bottoms are 2 different designs – one is butterflies, and the other is cupcakes and ice cream cones.
  • Disc 1 ONLY of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds live at Luther College (no case or inserts, will come in paper sleeve);  see track titles at http://www.swapacd.com/Live-Luther-College/cd/387360/
  • Assortment of 4 children’s bookmarks.   (to SB)
  • 2 Die cut Cars sticker pads, 4 sheets per pad.  (to NS)
  • Pirate Girl flag stickers.  There are 5 sheets available with 10 stickers per sheet.  Just let me know how many sheets you want.  :)  There is a picture of them on Amazon here.   (to KN, SI)
  • Purse-size 2-year calendar (2014-2015):  Horses  (to SI)
  • Set of 5 humorous dog birthday cards with envelopes.  (3 of them have dogs drinking beer or margaritas)  (to SI)
  • Jewel stickers.  These are kinda hard to describe.  (Couldn’t find a pic online and don’t know how to include one here.)  They are little gems arranged in shapes with a clear strip connecting the gems, so you’d be able to see behind them.  They are all about 2-3 inches in size.  There are 3 designs: cupcake, flower, and butterfly.  I will send out 2 sets that include 1 of each design.  To 2 people please.  (to CB, KN)
  • Two blank little girl notecards with envelopes. One is a little girl sitting on a step by flowers and a watering can.  The other is 2 girls building a sand castle at the beach.  Both have a soft, impressionistic look.  (to KN)
  • Stretchy book covers – new (each fits up to 8x10 in.) Designs are: Pink zebra print, Camouflage, and Purple with multi-colored peace signs.  Take 1, 2, or all 3.  :)  (to DV, CB)
  • 4 pads of lined sticky notes 5¼ x 3 inches: 3 have polka dots and buttons on the bottom; 1 has yellow, green, and red apples on the bottom.  You may ask for 1 or 2 pads.  :)  (to JG, DV, AK, CB)
  • Set of 6 humorous pug cards with envelopes.  4 birthday,  1 anniversary, and 1 hang in there type  (to AK)
  • 1 package Monster High stickers.  Pic on Amazon here   (to AK)
  • 1 package Minnie Mouse stickers.  Pic on Amazon here   (to JG)
  • My Little Pony Jumbo Coloring and Activity book -- New   (to SB)
  • I have some sheets of cute dog and cat stickers and butterfly stickers.  I will send 1 sheet of butterflies and 1 sheet of dogs and cats to each of 3 people.  (I’ve included links to pics on Amazon, but you should know that the second sheet of each 2-sheet pack is very similar to the first sheet in the pic, but not identical, so your stickers may very slightly from the ones in the pic.)   (to LK, JG, DV, CB)
  • A pad of 6 sheets of temporary tattoos.  The designs are mostly tigers and Chinese-style dragons, and some birds that I suppose are phoenixes. These are NOT CHILDREN’S tattoos.  Two of the tattoos have been cut out.   (to SB)

Feel free to ask for more than one thing.  :)  I would love to send out more bookmarks (from the beginning of this post), so if you'd like some with whatever you're requesting, let me know and I'll include some.

I usually only get online once or twice a day, so if I'm slow in responding to your PM, don't worry; I will get back to you.  :)

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Subject: Gone to DC 25-30 NOV, can send again starting 1 DEC
Date Posted: 11/3/2014 10:41 AM ET
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 Recipe card for Pumpkin Bread

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

strip of Burger King coupons for breakfast items, exp 28 DEC

small 2015 calendar on flag magnet-- tear off each month's page

4 small Christmas gift tags-- write your to/from inside and tape to package

large bookmark from Nat'l Geographic--photo is beautiful underwater cave with scuba divers swimming in it

Sent: to Lisa L-- 2 children's books in series her son is reading

*to Denise V-- holiday dreamcatcher

*to Nicole S-- Advent calendar for kids with stickers

*to Rita MK-- NEW Hallmark keepsake ballet Christmas ornament dated 2005 in box

*to Yvonne--coupons and ticket stubs for her crafts

*to Connie-- hot sauce sample & Christmas seals

Coupons to:  *Connie, *Catsandroses, Khristy,* Katherine N, *Denise V, *Irene, *Ginger

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Date Posted: 11/3/2014 5:52 PM ET
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I have 4  Lean Cuisine Codes

Free to whomever wants them.  First come first serve









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I have a few items for now with more to come later in the month.

Four Marlboro coupons (2) for $1.00 off a pack (exp. 11/30/14) and (2) for $1.50 off a pack (exp. 1/31/15TAKEN

October 2014 issue of Reader's Digest   TAKEN

Please PM if interested.

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Date Posted: 11/4/2014 12:05 PM ET
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I have a set of Yankee Candle coupons - great for Christmas shopping!

Includes 3 coupons:

Buy 2 regularly priced Large candles, get another 2 FREE
Buy 2 regularly priced Medium candles, get another 2 FREE
Buy 2 regularly priced Small candles, get another 2 FREE

Valid in store and online.  Expire November 30, 2014.

If you're interested, send me a PM.

Date Posted: 11/5/2014 11:00 AM ET
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kelloggs family rewards code for 50 for everyone

thanksforthevote    expires 11/10/14

Date Posted: 11/5/2014 5:28 PM ET
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Added another item to my post above.

Date Posted: 11/6/2014 11:51 AM ET
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TAKEN  OK, this is disrespectful of nuns, and I apologize. But I hate to throw something out that may be of use to someone else. Someone gave my husband  Nun Bowling -- a small toy with a big marble and little nun bowling pins. The nuns are still in their plastic bag, unopened. DH's godmother is a nun; we would not use it.

TAKEN  CD of Liam Neeson reading The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. No isbn showing. Probably picked it up at a library function. This is also unopened.

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