Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 4th Month, April = 4 RAOKs

April RAOKs:

RAOK 1 of 4:
I have put together many collections of donations for sheets, blankets and pillows for when I volunteer with Operation Help a Hero at Camp Pendleton for returning Marines from deployment.
If you are interested in making a donation, each $15 covers new linens, a new blanket and a new pillow for 1 marine.

RAOK 2 of 4:
I volunteered with Operation Help a Hero at Camp Pendleton cleaning barracks for single soldiers returning from deployment.

RAOK 3 of 4:
I made a little goodie bag for my coworker on Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day.

RAOK 4 of 4:
I supported The Joyful Child, In Memory of Samantha Runnion in the 2016 Survive and Thrive 5k

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 3rd Month, March = 3 RAOKs

March RAOK 1 of 3:

Tissues brand has a promotion going where you can send a free pack of tissues to someone with a message.  I sent one to a friend, and one to my mom and dad.  I had to send my dads to my address, as you can only send one item to each address... so when I get it I will deliver it to him  :)

March RAOK 2 of 3:

While shopping, I saw an older woman with her shoelace untied.  I let her know, and offered to tie it for her, but she said she could do it.  

March RAOK 3 of 3:

On Easter I stopped at Starbucks - and it was packed. I bought a $5 gift card and ordered my drink. On the way out I gave the gift card to the last girl in line. She just stared at me... I said Happy Easter here's a $5 gift card as a random act of kindness. She still never said anything... Hope she enjoyed it. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 2nd Month, February = 2 RAOKs

# 1 of 2:
I participated in National Random Act of Kindness Day, on February 17th.  

#2 of 2:
I organized a collection of items for a family who lost everything in a house fire here in RSM.  I collected items and dropped them off to a neighbors house who was collecting, and also dropped a second batch off at Menchies, who also had a drive.

Friday, January 22, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 1st Month, January = 1 RAOK

So, its January 4th and I already have 1 RAOK done for the 1st month. I am sure there will be more to come.

January:  1 RAOK

I was at the post office on my lunch today, mailing out the prize to a contest Bandit had on his Instagram.
(Seriously, my cat has over 2,500 followers on Instagram.  He is way cooler than I am.)

Anyway, the line was huge.  A woman two places behind me said she was in line for ONE STAMP.  I went in my wallet and gave her a stamp.  She offered me the change, I declined and told her it was a Random Act of Kindness.

I stood in that line for 35 minutes.  That would have been absurd for one stamp, so I was glad I could help her!

Monday, January 4, 2016

The plan for RAOKs in 2016...

For 2016 I plan to make the number of RAOKs I do, coincide with the month.

January, 1
February, 2
March, 3

I went big in 2015, and it was fun!

I am having a hard time slowing down from the pressure of doing so many in 2015, so my guess is I will start of with more than 1 in January, since I already did one!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2,015 RAOKs in 2015: #2015!


Volunteered on Christmas Eve donating food to a home of veterans for a Christmas meal. We sang carols and thanked the gentleman in the home for their service. 

Doing 2,015 RAOKs in 2015 was a challenge but I loved doing it!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2,015 RAOKs in 2015: #2001 - #2014

Dropped of some donations to the Olympiad Fire Station


Last year I helped a fireman choose ornaments for their fire stations Christmas tree.  This year I saw a firetruck ornament at Kohls that I gave to a fireman at that station to hang on the tree this year


Collected more donations and went shopping for more sheets and pillows for soldiers returning from deployment at camp Pendleton. 

Got a gift card donation for someone in need who could really use it. 

Said good morning to everyone I saw on a morning hike. 

Gave away one of bandits beds that he doesn't use and some toys to someone with a new kitten. 

Gave a bag of clothing to my parents cleaning woman. 

Donated items to goodwill. 

I ordered dinner through Eat24 on Yelp (which I do NOT recommend ever) and I was not able to leave a tip for the driver from the restaurant. I told him I would bring one by the restaurant. Instead I called and asked for a manager and asked to do it over the phone with my credit card. He created a sale for a penny and added a tip. He thanked me profusely but I was just glad I was able to do that. 

Left a RAOK for our waitress at breakfast on Christmas Eve 

Got a gift card to purchase food for veterans for a meal on Christmas Eve. 

Left a RAOK for our Christmas breakfast waiter 

Donated a few bags to Goodwill

Left a RAOK for our waiter at Farrells