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Topic: **********OCTOBER'S RAOKs (things to give away)******

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Subject: **********OCTOBER'S RAOKs (things to give away)******
Date Posted: 9/30/2014 9:08 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: 9/30/2014 11:04 PM ET
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ALL TAKEN   Offering ten Beanie Babies to five people (each will get two!).  Here's what I have:  1)  TAKEN  Hoppity (pink bunny) 2) TAKEN Floppity (lavender bunny) 3) TAKEN Pouch (kangaroo) 4) TAKEN July (birthday bear) 5)  TAKEN  Millenium bear 6) TAKEN  Blackie Bear (is missing his ear tag, has his toosh tag) 7) TAKEN Ty 'Punkies" collection, Marbles (the moose) 8)   TAKEN  Groowwwl (lion) 9)  TAKEN Derby (horse) 10) TAKEN Jinglepup (Christmas Dog).

PM me with your favorite(s) -- though I can't guarantee who will get what, depending on the response.  (Or pm me with "any" if you don't mind which ones you get).  Sending to:  Rebecca M, Sarah B., Connie, Linda, Claire.  Photos:  




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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 9:30 AM ET
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I have been trading books on PBS for many years, but I only recently found this forum.  This is my first time to post any RAOK items, so if I make mistakes, please feel free to point them out so I can learn!  Here's what I have to give

1. Simplicity Pattern 7430 Size A (sizes 3-8). A pattern to make full sized little girl versions of 4 Barbie costumes. Wedding dress, fancy short dress, "lounge singer" type dress and princess dress.  Has been cut, but pieces are nicely folded in the envelope with the instructions.Taken

 2, New in Package Colorbok 66 Alpha Stickers (pinks, blues, browns); Colorbok 5 Sheet Accent Paper Pack, Offray Stylish Accents Mini Cuts (small cuts of various colors ribbon in a package).  All of this to one person, please. Taken

3. Cross Stitch Leaflet- Christmas Quickies by Barbara Mock Taken

4. Cross Stitch Leaflet - A Country Christmas Is  by Mike Keyes Youngflesh  - designs have an Amish/farm/quilt motif  Taken

5. Cross Stitch Booklet - Christmas Stitchin' by Anne Van Wagner Young for Leisure Arts, (48 designs) Taken

Everything spoken for this month - hope to be back next month with more items to give.

Happy October!  Pat C. - Poindextra

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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 9:41 AM ET
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Taken I have a 6 inch Tony the Tiger stuffed guy in excellent condition. Great for us who grew up with him on TV commercials lol. Yourrrr GRRRRRREAT!    

Taken Also have a clip on Piglet from Winnie the Pooh I think its piglet anyway lol. My daughter is donating him!! He clips on to a backpack or whatever you wish.

I sent out the bookmarks to the people who asked for them and sent out the Narcotics Anon book and Rhinestones to Irene, sorry for delay,  it was a long month last month, my kittys are sick and that has cost me a gazooo!!! April I still have the books, will send out Friday, I promise!!

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Subject: Have plenty to send out:
Date Posted: 10/1/2014 2:07 PM ET
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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

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: beige, black, brown, cranberry, cream, green, grey, gold, lavender, lilac, mauve, peach, periwinkle, light pink, bright pink, purple, rusty red, white.  Let me know the colors and if you want warmer or cooler toned versions.

Date Posted: 10/1/2014 3:55 PM ET
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Hi! Here's what I have so far:


1. One CD of Dean Shoultz "All the pretty horses" will come in a cardboard sleeve-this sounds like country or Christian rock music to me

4. One new credit card size laminated calendar for 2015

6.I have a cookbook that I will separate recipes between two people -they are all kinds of burger recipes

Other info:

I will make up to 4 people on here a handmade magnet or bookmark depending on what colors I have and interests. Make sure to specify hobbies,color choices and what item when you PM me. I can make 2 people a handmade card as well.

New stuff added:

I have reward stickers for one person for their kids or for a classroom. They are various objects and sayings.

I also experimented and made two magnets-one has a irisdiscent foil on the front undecorated, the other looks like stained glass because it was part of a window cling sample--kinda dark looking but still looks nice. :)

I have two new huge Marley Lilly stickers(ladies clothes manufacturer) if anyone wants them. :)




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Date Posted: 10/1/2014 8:13 PM ET
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Bookmark making stuff
Patterns for cross stitch bookmarks
Thing to make a paper picture frame
An on-line voyage through the Solar System(hosted by Patrick Stewart)
Atkins Quick-start Guide booklet

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 12:10 AM ET
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enlightenedDeadline on this is Friday October 3rd at midnight- For persons directly touched by Adoption

Not sure if I can share this here- Checked the rules and did not see restriction- If I am wrong- let me know.

Are you touched by Adoption - An Adoptee, Birth Parent or Adoptive Parent????

Announcing Free Book Fridays at Adoptees's Cafe! For Adoptees, Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents Only. My Adoption library book shelves are stacked high with wonderful books! For the past 18 years the collection has been growing and I own multiple copies of a good number of the books. When we moved to Florida a year ago this past June I donated a few boxes of adoption books to the Adoption triad support group I facilitated in the Chicago suburbs for their library. That made a small dent in the numbers of books I owned. So that means I have some beautiful books to give away and they are in great condition- some giftable.  Become a Follower of my blog and post a comment here and mention how you are touched by adoption: Adoptee, Birth Parent/First Parent or Adoptive Parent. Then include the preferred book or item number # from the list below that you are interested in. Giveaways will vary each week. This current giveaway ends next Friday October 3, 2014 at midnight. Encourage others touched by adoption to join in on this fun giveaway that may include Adoption books for adult or kids, DVD's, or some other fun books not of the adoption genre. One of my family members will draw a name for each book and will announce it on the Saturday after. Only one item win per person per weekly giveaway. Sorry not able to ship overseas outside the USA.

(#1 ) Three Names of Me. by Mary Cummings ( children's book ) - NEW
(#2) Gathering the Missing Pieces of An Adopted Life by Kay Moore ( adoptee )-  Like New
(#3)The Gift of Sam by Michelle Thooft (birth mother ) NEW
(#4)  The Story of Moses (DVD ) Charlton Heston Presents the Bible- ( Moses- adoptee )  NEW
(#5) Miniature book-  Smitten with Kittens- NEW

Need to go to Adoptees' Café Blog to sign up;  http://adopteescafe.blogspot.com/2014/09/free-book-friday-giveaways-for-adoptees.html

I have to approve all Blog comments so if you leave a comment on the blog above and don't see it post right away- it is awaiting my approval so keep checking back!  Good Luck!   Thanks, Jody     You can pass this post on to others touched by adoption.


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*Beaded flower bracelet-black background with multi-colored flowers

*Handmade wooden cow shelf-sitter. Holstein cow's face with it's little bum sticking up. 

*String of six 3D skull beads for jewelry making

*Packet of Golden Zucchini seeds (says use by 2014, but I use dated seeds all the time).



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Date Posted: 10/2/2014 3:06 PM ET
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Added some new items to my post farther up here.

Date Posted: 10/2/2014 6:53 PM ET
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Happy October :) I have a Hardcover copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Christmas Treasury for Kids. I found this at a dollar bookstore this afternoon and thought it might be enjoyed by someone's children (or you :) on here. Please PM me if interested. TAKEN

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Subject: Christian Books
Date Posted: 10/2/2014 7:32 PM ET
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I have:

-"The Book of Hope" 


-"God's Blessings for You" by Max Lucado and Billy Graham


-"In God We Still Trust" by Dr. Richard G. Lee (3 available)


-"God's Little Instruction Book: Class of 2007"

for anyone who wants them! :)

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Date Posted: 10/3/2014 10:55 AM ET
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Would like to send the following small pb books together:  Teri

  • 1 booklet titled "Laugh Book", a collection of best gags, quickies, snappers and rhymes
  • 1 children's pb, The Wee Light by Ann Hughes
  • Looking Back Fifty Years by Frank Teodor Lindberg

1 beaded black clutch purse with shoulder cord - Sammy

Labels food give away

1 crocheted angel, starched - Jennifer

1 mailing of assorted bookmarks - Sarah, Katherine and Katie

1 packet of mini sweet pepper seeds  (red, yellow and orange) - Lisa D. and Katie

Impetuous Innocent (Regency, Bk 3) by Stephanie Laurens - Henri

Milkweed seeds - Teri


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Date Posted: 10/4/2014 5:38 PM ET
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Kellogg's code for everyone:


25pts :)

Date Posted: 10/4/2014 6:05 PM ET
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Taken -

Thank you.

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Date Posted: 10/5/2014 11:37 AM ET
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I think I have seen posts like this here. Today, Sunday 10/5 is Friends and Family Day at Big Lots. 20% off. http://www.biglots.com/images/event/Big-Lots-Friends-and-Family-Coupon.jpg Happy bargains :)

Subject: Spoken for by 4 members, so will see if I have any left
Date Posted: 10/5/2014 9:36 PM ET
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Cleaning out my mother's house for an auction.  So have 100's of cards to go through--everything from birthday, anniversary, Christmas, sympathy.  If I take them all apart, is going to take me weeks, but if there are people out there wanting them, will do in my spare time.

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Date Posted: 10/6/2014 12:27 PM ET
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I have the following to mail out this month:

(1) TAKEN Biore pore perfect nose strips (4 strips - would like to mail to one person)

(2) TAKEN Assorted stickers: hello kitty, football helmets, states, and kids motivational stickers

(3) TAKEN  bookmark with pictures of all US presidents

(4) TAKEN hologram bookmark of penguin dancing from movie Happy Feet

(5) assorted sports trading cards - mainly football and baseball, might be some hockey

(6)TAKEN a sheet of stickers of football helmets from different NFL teams

PM me if interested!

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Date Posted: 10/7/2014 12:28 PM ET
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Happy October!

So far, here's what I have to share this month:

- Purple 3/4 sleeve women's top, size Medium, from the Gap, t-shirt material (has boat-neck).  Very cute, just never worked for me. - TAKEN

- Small black Halloween hand towel with orange patch w/ a white skeleton on it - TAKEN


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I have the following things I'd be happy to send to a loving home.

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3. Wilderness Society 2014 calendar. Gorgeous color photos of flora and fauna.

4. ----------------------------------

Please PM me as soon as possible with any requests. I'd like to mail everything out by the end of this week or early nex tweek (Oct. 13). Thanks! I hope someone can use these items.


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Date Posted: 10/7/2014 2:20 PM ET
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I have 3 separate Kelloggs reward codes to 3 different homes. PM if you would like one. Thank you.



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Date Posted: 10/7/2014 4:18 PM ET
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TAKEN  I have two vintage leather bookmarks; one commemorates the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, the other is from King's College, Cambridge.  PM me if you'd like them.  Photo here: https://flic.kr/p/pzdaxM

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Date Posted: 10/7/2014 7:00 PM ET
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I was at Target today and was given a Halloween coupon book containing 25 or so coupons, all expire on November 1st. I only needed two of them and would love to send the others to one person. The discounts are mostly off coffee and food products. Please PM me your address if interested. Thank you :) TAKEN

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Kelloggs Code for all DAYORNIGHTSNACKS