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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread. 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 note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

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.
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 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 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 members of the RAOK forum, new or old. Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS!   Enjoy!!


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TAKEN.   My Silver Dollar plants (Lunaria annua) have gone to seed, so I can send out a few envelopes w/some of their seeds to interested PBSers.  When I first moved in at our house, I threw some wildflower shade garden seeds in one remote corner of our shady yard, took no care to water or even cover the seeds, just sprinkled them in the dirt.  These lovely flowers were about the only ones that came up, due to my neglect, and now I have them every single year, as they self seed (and I've collected the seeds and added them to other gardens as well, they grow wonderfully in sun or shade).  Anyway, I have both white and purple/pink ones (will try to get a mix, as I don't know what colors they are now, since they're gone to seed).   The seed pods, after the bloom is done, resemble silver dollars.  Here's photos of mine in bloom, and the seed pods as well.  PM me if you want some!

1) to Kim B. 2) to Irene A. 3) Donna W.  4) Yvonne S. 5) Stephanie S.

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Found a few more things I could send out!!


Campbells labels for education

Blank recipe cards

Unused Christmas cards


Still purging rooms in my house so more to come!!!!


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I have two sewing patterns to give away - TAKEN

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i have a samall bag of ribbon end and scrap pieces. Most of the ribbons were cut off dresses and or tops. Its a small plastic sandwich bag of scrap ribbon pieces.


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Happy Fall!

So far just leftovers from last month!

Sheet of small metallic gold letters and numbers - 300, but a few gone - these are OLD, you may need glue!

Notebook paper from one of those very tiny notebooks - lined paper measures 6 x 3 1/2 inches, 6 holes. Be sure this is the size you need

 Taken, thanks!  Still trying to give away some cassette tapes -
    Richard Marx
   The Police - Synchronicity
   Steve Winwood - Roll with It
   Melissa Manchester  - Greatest Hits
   Jackson Browne - The Pretender

Coupon for $10 off admission to Six Flags, espirres 9/22

And if you t ake Wanda's ribbons above, I have some too.  GONE


PM with your info please.

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All gone...

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I have some McDonalds coupons good through October 20th (good at Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Greenville, Washington, and New Bern, North Carolina) Taken

I also have Dunkin Donuts coupons that expire November 9th (good in NC, SC, and Augusta, GA) Taken

And some for Burger King that expire October 19th. (these don't have a location restriction)

To add to the others I have some from Hardees that expire October 15th. (no location restriction)

Send a PM if interested in any or all.


All taken.

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Taken ---  I have a large set of patterns to sew all 4 Little Women dolls--Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, plus different outfits for each.  Never used.  This is from the November 1963 Woman's Day magazine, so it's quite an antique!  A friend gave it to me because I am such a fan of the book, but I thought I'd pass the patterns along to someone who'll appreciate them more than me.

Zing a pm if interested.

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I've had more success with just answering wishes, but I will try again with some items to give:

Asst pieces of Disney wallpaper(suitable for framing for kids rooms?)  Taken
1--Special Occasion calendars
1--med size 2014 calendars (maybe for wall or fridge)  they fold over  Taken
1--smaller size fridge 2014 calendar(folds over)  Taken
1--pocket calendar(size of checkbook--for purse?)   Taken
1--small purse/pocket calendar with attached bookmark   Taken
1--pkg of temp tattoos (for girls)   Taken
small pkg of (maybe 12mm) clear rhinestones   Taken
asst pieces of wallpaper samples (for scrapbooking or bookmarks)  Taken
TONKA Fire Truck to the Rescue  Taken
Natural Dyes and Home Dying  Taken
Gray's Anatomy Coloring Book .....some pgs are colored  Taken

Please.........someone who hasn't asked for items from me this month.    I am slowly getting promised RAOKs mailed out.  Please bear with.


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I have 5 issues of National Wildlife (2012-13) available to send out as a group - please send me a PM with your name and address if interested. There are some nice photos!




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Ultraviolet code for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Coupon for Victoria's Secret for 7 cotton undies for $26. Valid 9/17/13 thru 10/14/13. Instores or online

Coupon for $10 off a bra at Victoria's Secret. Expires 9/30/13

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Happy September!


- Sheet of 18 coupons for Target: Good for certain household (Tide, Bounty, Downy, Ziploc, Lysol, Hefty, Cascade, etc.), personal care (Gillette, Maybelline, Crest, Dove, Pantene, etc.), haircolor (Clairol), food (Ortega, Kellogg's) etc.  Most are $1 off and $2 off. Expire 10/16/13

- Free Song on iTunes: "You Can't Be Told", by Valerie June

- 2 Mac Apple logo stickers, approx. 3" x 2.5" - these came with my laptop but I never used them.  They're white & look like an apple w/ a bite taken out. - TAKEN

- Sheet of 11 "caption" stickers that say things like "Go ahead, make my day" "Can we talk?" "I love you" "100% pure beefcake", "I love Rock n Roll" "Cheers", "Go for it!",  "What a Ham!" "Kiss me you fool" "Totally Awesome" & "I love you".  I used to stick them on photos. -TAKEN


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Stuff I have up for grabs:


$3.00 off any one Glucerna Multipack Shakes-expires 10-21-good only at Walgreens

A sheet of Long John Silver's coupons-expire 10-14

Half a sheet of Hardee's coupons-expire 10-15

A sheet of Quiznos coupons-expire 9-30

One sheet of Subway coupons-expire 9-30

Other items:




When requesting,please put your address in your PM. Please be patient with me. I can't go to the post office every day. Thank you.

I will add more items when I do more cleaning and have more time. :)

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  2014 one page calendar--shows whole year on 8.5 in by 4 in--on cardstock

 window sticker for DAV supporter                            window sticker for ASPCA member

used store giftcards (0 balance)-- nice for kids to play store with                    envy of cancelled stamps (not collectibles)

unpostable  PB copy of The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice-- has humidity damage the last few pages of book so the pages are slightly wrinkled.

craft booklet for Christmas angels-- cross n patch by Ernie Bishop, pub. 1993  (cross-stitch is part of the assembly)

My coupons are posted under RAOK forum: Have/need coupons

Sent out:               *Kellogg's codes to Suzi                              * card fronts to Amanda F.

*2 laminated religious bookmarks  and 3 prayer cards to Michelle W.

  *Native American dream catcher to Sarah B.

* Guardian angel coin with prayer card, sometimes called an "angel in my pocket" to Linda K.

*craft ribbons to Yvonne                      * unpostable book "Wisconsin Lore" to REK

 stickers to Connie B and *Brittany P

notepads and coupons to SG at Berkeley

*coins from 3 foreign countries to Irene

*small pieces of bday giftwrap to REK

cancelled stamps to Cassie

Special K codes to *Sara M and Lillie

coupons to: Yvonne, Connie, Bill & Marcia, *Irene

exp coupons for military overseas to *Lisa D. and Devon (Pacific)

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If you are a Wyndham rewards member, I have a one-time use code for a free (8x8) 20-page photo book from Shutterfly ($29.99 value)  I'm not a member, but love Shutterfly's photo books so I thought there might be someone on here that would like this code.  It can also only be used if you haven't used this promo before (at your current address).  If you are interested, please PM me & I will send you the code through PM.

It is good until October 4, 2013.

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Hi Everyone... here is what I have for right now.....

1) Vincent Van Gogh Irises Sealed 2 Pack Playing Cards......

2) Come with me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash Size Medium..... My cats do not like to take walks so hopefully one of yours will enjoy this!

3) A sheet of six paw prints to decorate cars, mailboxes, and more.... Magnetic

4) Vitamin Code Raw B-12 30 Vegan Capsules by Garden of Life expires 2014

5) Two booklets of Clown dress up sticker paper doll.... the isbn is 048627930....TAKEN

6.) One booklet of Clown Face Stickers dress up a a clown face ... the isbn is 0486272486.......TAKEN



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10 points!


Expires 9/6/13

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Happy September!

I would like to offer a purple handmade bookmark that says PEACE. It looks cross stitched or something and has purple metallic threads too. 

A laminated bookmark with advice from a Cardinal.  It says stand out in a crowd, Go out on a limb, etc.  It has a pretty picture of a cardinal on a snowy branch. 

Please send me your address and name if you are interested.  Thanks! 

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I have five postcards:

1 postcard map of Oregon  TAKEN

1 postcard map of Washington State TAKEN

1 postcard map of South Carolina TAKEN

1 postcard map of New Zealand   TAKEN

1 postcard of NYC's Chrysler Building TAKEN


Message me with your address and which postcard(s) you want. =]


I also have a Toy Story Notepad from Cathay Pacific(airline) it is 5 x 3.5 inches.  TAKEN

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I have some freebies to send out- moved to Florida and finding some goodies others might enjoy- first come, first serve!

TAKEN  (1)  Brand New Sealed CD-  Mozart, Musical Masterpieces from the Classic Composers series- hard cover book and CD. AUDIO CD PACKAGED WITH HARDBOUND 24 PAGE ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET!  GIFTABLE!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart Musical Masterpieces. International Masters Classic Composers No. 3. 2005 International Masters Publishers Issue! TRACKS: 1. The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Overture (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Roberto Paternostro) [04:16]; 2. Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 1st Movement (M. Taillard, Clarinet with Concerto Köln) [12:50]; 3. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 2nd Movement (Piano - Vilmos Fischer, Piano with the Vienna Mozart Ensemble Conducted by Herbert Kraus) [05:38]; 4. Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495 3rd Movement (Bernd Heisser, Horns with the Vienna Mozart Ensemble Conducted by Herbert Kraus) [03:58]; 5. Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165 (Gabriel Fuchs, Soprano with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Martin Creed) [05:04]; 6. Serenade "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", K. 525 1st Movement (Camerata Academica Des Mozarteums Salzburg Conducted by Sandor Vegh) [05:39]; 7. Serenade ''Gran Partita'', K. 361 3rd Movement (Linos Ensemble) [04:59]; 8. Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 1st Movement (Christian Altenburger, Violin; Wolfram Christ, Viola; with the German Bach Soloists Conducted by Helmut Winschermann) [13:16]; 9. Symphony No. 40 G Minor, K. 550 1st Movement (Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg Conducted by Hans Graf) [07:38]; 10. Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 Requiem Aeternam (Edith Wiens, Soprano; RIAS Chamber Chorus with the Berlin Radio Symphony Conducted by Uwe Gronostay) [06:56]; & 11. Hostias (RIAS Chamber Chorus with the Berlin Radio Symphony Conducted by Uwe Gronostay) [03:31]. BOOK CONTENTS: Biography, Turning Point, Life and Times, In Context, Listener's Guide, Influences, Test Your Knowledge, and Further Interest.

(2)  Two mini ( fits in palm sized Kate Greenway Alphabet softcover books- fun to read to little ones- or carry in purse-)  Both to one person or just order one if you like. Very TINY booklets- cute!

(3) Mini crosstitch kit-  Includes cross stitch fabric- hardanger- 3 by 3 inches looks like, thread, and pattern for Mom's Kitchen- with RED writing and 2 RED strawberries- with green stems.  If you are good at this- could change words to a name of someone's kitchen- Tiny Crosstich in tiny ziploc pouch- new

(4)  Audio Cassette single cassette- NEW- ( for use with teens and young adult girls )  How to Beat the Beauty Game- by Katie Luce, for Teen Mania- Christian based.  Here is what is included on the tape- from the tape back:  In this tape Katie Luce deals with self-esteem ad how some young ladies are beaten down because of the world's games. She discusses how many are led to eating disorders and how she has personally gained victory over an eating disorder in her own life.

TAKEN (5) A little yellow softcover kids tiny book in German- the story of Heidi-    Heidi auf der Alp. 1987 publishing.  Cover has crease but nice little book and fun for someone to practice their German!

TAKEN (6) Wendy's Kids Meal Sealed Toy- New:   National Geographic Kids- Mini-Mask Kit- Fun and Easy to Assemble ( World Masks Edition)  Age 3 and up.




I may find some more goodies this week- check back and see!




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  Have a few things to offer so far this month:

(1) set of six Skybox Star Trek trading cards

(1) set of 31 assorted hockey NHL trading cards

(1) The Messenger - 2 cd game for Mac.

      Minimum System requirements: G3 or iMac, system 8.5.1

(1) Giants: Citizen Kabuto - 2 cd game for Mac.

      Minimum system requirement: Power Mac G3

      Mac OS 10.0.4 or later.

Available on a FCFS basis.

Don't forget to include your mailing address.

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Sending my Codes buddy their: coke, Lean C, MNT dew, Codes

Much Blessings.