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Subject: **** SEPTEMBER I WISH, I WISH (wishes we can grant) ****
Date Posted: 8/31/2017 10:35 PM ET
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This is where we post our wishes - maybe things we collect, something we can no longer find in our area, things we have always wanted etc, etc. No wish is too unusual (though common sense is appreciated!); you never know what will turn up.

We must all abide by these PBS rules :
You may not wish for money or money-like items such as gift cards, or for monetary donations for any charities.  You may ask for things you collect for charities, such as stamps, pop can tabs, etc., but you may not solicit funding. This includes donations for 'gofundme' and other fund-raising events.
No buying or selling or advertising. No spam posts.
No wishing for credits.  Credits are bought, sold and loaned only in the Book Bazaar forum, or use the PBS Kiosk to purchase.
Do NOT ask for books, since books are swapped on the site and book deals are made in the Book Bazaar. Sorry, but you may not ask for free books of any kind. (Unpostable books are given away in the damaged book thread of the Bazaar and sometimes in the RAOK thread.  There is also a Damaged/Unpostable Virtual Box in the Games forum.)

Our own RAOK rules: 
Please do not offer payment for the things you are sent, including postage. RAOKs are given freely, asking nothing in return except a thank you. You could pay it forward by granting a wish yourself.
Please limit your wishes to no more than 10. Lists could get very long. You can always edit as you go along.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PMs between members. This keeps the threads clutter-free and easy to use. When you come to this ***I Wish*** thread, you see wishes. In the ***RAOK*** thread, it's all about things we are giving away - simple and easy. And to protect your privacy, please do not post your address in the thread - it's all done via PM.
Please check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!
PLEASE say THANK YOU to the person who grants your wish.  You may use our monthly ***Thank You*** thread, or you may acknowledge what you have received via a personal PM to the member(s) who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Check the RAOK thread before you post wishes -- the thing you want may already be there for the asking!  If you see a wish you can grant, just PM the poster for their address.

And please remember, if one of the moderators contacts you about a posting, then we are only trying to keep the forum running smoothly and according to PBS rules. If you are asked to change, move, or delete your post, please do so. Most of you know that the PBS team does get involved to edit posts, and accounts do get suspended, if rules are broken. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Date Posted: 8/31/2017 10:49 PM ET
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Happy Labor Day and God be with all who are recovering from Hurricane Harvey!

Thank you to all who responded to my August wishes!

1.) dorm room decorations for my 18 yr old niece

2.)Metallica CD (with songs Fuel and Low Mans Lyrics)

3.) longshot wish:  Zoo Tycoon PC 1 or 2 for 6 yr old niece's birthday. 

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Date Posted: 8/31/2017 11:03 PM ET
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Happy September! heart

My wish this month might be a tad unusual. Lately I have been practicing meditation and mindfulness to help treat my anxiety and OCD. This month I welcome any items you think might benefit my practice. It might be some tea to sip before or after a session,  a quote to inspire, a tiny item that envokes calm, anything. smiley

Thank you for reading!

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 12:08 AM ET
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I'm a school librarian in desperate need of bookmarks for my kids. I go through about a hundred a week. Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 7:43 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 10/5/17 4:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 9/1/2017 8:33 AM ET
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Hoping for:

Washy tape-any color or design, style ect..Autumn would be greatly appreciated

Decorative duct tape in fall or Autumn but any are totally welcome

Any Kcups-Vanilla Biscotii or any flavor really

Greeting Cards-any type

Marlboro Coupons

Old calendars-I use these for packages for peeps-must be sceneic if you have

Anything Team Fortress 2 or Zelda or  for my girl

Long Shot:

Any nice shirt in Large can be short sleeve or long sleeve

Last Edited on: 9/1/17 8:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/1/2017 1:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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Happy September. My wishes this month are:

1) Moisturizing lotion for extremely dry skin ( for hubby)

2) pretty stickers ( no tiny ones please) like flowers, friendship themed, angels.


Thanks to all that grant my wishes.

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 2:53 PM ET
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Hi Everyone!

Thank you all for everything you do! This is my birthday month...(Sept 17th)  I am hoping to tape up cards on the staircase as I think it would bring me so much cheer! If you are up to it and would like to send a card my way I would welcome it. 

Thank you so very much! 

Also, If you are waiting on something from me... it will be coming soon! I am trying to get caught up this long weekend so I will be able to post more things soon. I am sorry that it sometimes takes me longer then I expect to do things...

Thank you everyone for being my sunshine!

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 4:53 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Boxtops for Ed

Coupons for us for:  Listerine, Head and Shoulders shampoo, Special K cereal, Basic 4 to be sent to my hubby in FL while I am helping out in MD.

coupons for daughter in MD with newborn girl, 2 and 3 yo boys-- diapers, baby bath products, Cheerios, Special K cereal,  Perrier water, Dasani sparkling water flavors, Basic 4 Cereal, Raisin Bran (any brand),  silk or almond breeze milk, yogurt, fruit cups, applesause, frozen chicken products-- I will give you her address to assure she gets them before expiration dates.

Date Posted: 9/1/2017 5:53 PM ET
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I could use one of those polyester reusable shopping bags. They generally fold up into a cute little pouch (sometimes shaped like fruit) that can fit in a handbag.  If anyone has an extra, I'd appreciate it.  Wish granted! 

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Subject: Prayers needed-- update 22 Sept
Date Posted: 9/1/2017 10:25 PM ET
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My mom seems to have had a mini-stroke (TIA) while a friend of mine was visiting her at her senior facility.  Thank goodness she was there as it could have been hours before someone peeked in on her.  The hospital tests couldn't find any evidence of an actual stroke though she showed all those symptoms you hear about-- one side of face droopy, weakness on one side of body, speaking gibberish.  She was kept overnight for observation and is home now.

9/22 --Making an emergency trip to IL to help with mom. She took a fall TH night at dinner and broke her nose and cut her chin and inside her mouth. Also she seemed to have another Tia the night before this fall. My sisters say though she can speak, her words are in random order. 

My sister who lives near her facility, Susan, is having a mastectomy on Tuesday for stage 1 cancer so other local family members are already committed to helping her.  

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Date Posted: 9/1/2017 11:10 PM ET
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My wish for September is for 

Painted Rocks to put out here for the kids and adults to find and see where all they travel.

Date Posted: 9/2/2017 12:11 AM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2008
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Lace remnants, at least 8 inches long.

Barbie doll clothes, particularly pajamas, nightgowns, bathing suits.  Already have plenty of dresses.

Coupons for:

  • shredded or blocks of cheese: Market Pantry, Kraft, Sargento, Cracker Barrel
  • yogurt (not light or 0% fat): Chobani, Brown Cow, Fage, Noosa
  • refrigerated pudding cups
  • whole wheat bread, hamburger buns, tortillas
  • whole bean coffee: Peets or Starbucks 
  • peanut butter: Laura Scudders or Adams 
  • Northern toilet paper
  • sour cream: Daisy, Knudsen, Market Pantry
  • sparkling water (no flavor or sweetener): Arrowhead, Pellegrino, Perrier
  • canning jars
Date Posted: 9/2/2017 12:36 AM ET
Member Since: 4/5/2006
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I only have one wish for Sept.My old summer camp has a craft space they call Makerspace and are always in need of supplies.I would like to get a big box full to send to them.They also use these things for their Halloween and New Years weekend camps.Any kind of crafting or school type supplies would be great.Paper,fabric,stickers,pretty much anything.Campers are aged 7 to 15.Thanks if you might have a few things.

Date Posted: 9/2/2017 9:28 AM ET
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My September Wishes:

Individual quarter size cardboard coin holders or the plastic capsules


Cat treats etc. for my fur babies.


Crimp beads,tubes,hook clasps etc.(so I can make some bracelets etc.)


Sudoku puzzle books


Any stencils or cheap paint pens


Birthday wishes: it's not til Oct 2nd but I'd love to have some Birthday happy mail.


Thanks to anyone that can grant any of my wishes!!



Last Edited on: 9/10/17 9:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Subject: September wishes
Date Posted: 9/2/2017 2:18 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2006
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  • box tops for education
  • card and board games - we are always looking for new games to try - we are don't mind if they are used as long as all the required pieces/cards are there :)
  • unused blank greeting cards i found oodles of these at the thrift store today (9/4/2017) in 5 separate bags!
  • anything Cincinnati Bengals or Jacksonville Jaguars 
  • to do list notepads Irene (whitegardenia) sent me some! Yay!!! Thank you!!!

Thank you in advance to anyone who can grant wishes! Have a wonderful September!

Last Edited on: 9/13/17 8:27 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Subject: September wish
Date Posted: 9/3/2017 6:52 AM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2015
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Pirates - I am looking for anything having to do with pirates. Decorations, stickers, anything really.

Thank you all.  I decided NOT to do anything with pirates in my classroom this year.  So I am removing the request.

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Date Posted: 9/3/2017 10:14 AM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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Hoping for coupons for Atkins Bars, Nature Valley bars, Blue Diamond Milk, Silk milk, Lean Cuisine, please. Thanks for looking.

Date Posted: 9/4/2017 5:30 AM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2007
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For niece & nephews

*Anything My Little Pony: Friendship is magic (Her favorites are the mini figure toys & small friendship is magic collection)

*Any Lego's/megablock's(not the large toddler blocks)

Date Posted: 9/5/2017 7:28 PM ET
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My wishes are:

1. Any kind of fall/autumn decor you no longer want. Huge fan of fall.

2. Coupons-any you have extra of and any internet coupons you can't use as well-they help my mom and I shop very much.

3. Anything Wonder woman-she makes me smile.

4. A mood ring in a size 7 or 8

5. A mustard seed necklace or something like that.

6. Cards for my mom around my parents anniversary which is the 18th. She misses my dad and doesn't get much mail.

Post your unique wishes. I might be able to help you out. Thanks for reading.:)

Date Posted: 9/7/2017 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 12/17/2013
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I don't usually have wishes, but this month I could use all the help I can get!  laugh

I am studying for my Series 6 licensing exam so that I can get a promotion at work.  My test is Monday, September 18.  I could use good thoughts and wishes so that I pass this thing!  It has been a verrrrrry long time since I have been in school, and this is not an easy exam!  Thank you all very much!

Subject: Somerset Studios magazines
Date Posted: 9/9/2017 6:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2006
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Hi everyone, I would love to have any back issues of any of the Somerset Studios paper-related magazines (Artful Blogging, Mixed Media, Stampington, Art Journal etc.) I don't sew so I would not need the sewing-related titles. Please PM me if you have one or two you wouldn't mind parting with.





Date Posted: 9/9/2017 9:28 PM ET
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Sept is my birthday month (25th actually) so I could use cheer.

The new Scotch Brite sponge/scrubber that doesn't get all gunky(if they are in your area yet)

Blue stuff

Any beads(not seed beads) or broken or unwanted jewelry

Silver eye liner

Thanks for looking>>>>>>>>>>:)



Subject: My Wishes
Date Posted: 9/10/2017 3:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/5/2011
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Looking for

Avon Creme Soap bars

watercolor paints & paintbushes for the kids

flat gift wrap

blank recipe cards

Date Posted: 9/12/2017 6:09 PM ET
Member Since: 8/5/2015
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Hello everyone! I have one wish this month....

Our dear encouraging friend Michelle (rissycloud) has lost a dear pet today. I am wishing for all those she has reached out to through PBS to reach out to her with a card or a kind word in her sadness. If you need her address let me know and I will sure share it with you.