Friday, September 30, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 9th Month, September = 9 ROAKs

RAOK 1 of 9:
Volunteered at Camp Pendleton cleaning barracks for over 1,400 soldiers returning from deployment. 

RAOK 2 of 9:
I went to Old Navy to use a reward I had, and also had Super Cash. I gave the Super Cash to a woman shopping for clothes for her children. 

RAOK 3 of 9:
Handed out three sunflowers in memory of Madison 9/10/16, which would have been her 25th birthday. I gave one to a volunteer at Mission Hospital, one to the front desk gal at an assisted living home, and one to the front desk gal at a hair salon - was trying to go to DaVita Dialysis but it didn't work out. 

RAOK 4 of 9:
Made a donation at Walgreens for Children's Hospital in memory of Madison. 

RAOK 5 of 9:
Handed out a few Starbucks gift cards on 9/11/16 on the San Clemente Pier in memory of those lost on 9/11/01

RAOK 6 of 9:
Donated fleece blankets to Olympiad Animal Hospital. When bandit had his surgery he had a blanket in his cage and I wanted to contribute to that. 

RAOK 7 of 9:
Handed out two Starbucks gift cards to two police women on National Police Woman's Day and told them thank you. 

RAOK 8 of 9:
Dropped off towels (Thank You Rachel) and fleece blankets to the animal shelter. 

RAOK 9 of 9:
Sent a package of love to a friend who sadly had to say goodbye to her cat. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 8th Month, August = 8 ROAKs

RAOK 1 of 8:
Purchased some scratch-off lotto tickets and handed them out:

RAOK 2 of 8:
Donated a bag of books to one of my doctors that he can use. 

RAOK 3 of 8:
Donated multiple bags of stuff to Goodwill. 

RAOK 4 of 8:
Donated a bag of books to Friends of the RSM Library Bookstore. 

RAOK 5 of 8:
Purchased a few items at Dollar Tree to donate to the military. 

RAOK 6 of 8:
Organized a Private Unofficial Yelp Event and made these goodies for everyone who attended. 

RAOK 7 of 8:
Printed some pictures, and wrote out some cards and gave them to two friends.

RAOK 8 of 8:
Checking out at Gelsons, the checker asked me if the candy I was buying was for him.  So I bought him one too!

Monday, August 1, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 7th Month, July = 7 ROAKs

RAOK 1 of 7:
Walked into a business near work and handed out a smile to a very snarky recipient. Maybe one day people will appreciate kindness. I'll keep trying. 

RAOK 2 of 7:
Bought gift cards to say Thank You to Police Officers. (Now I just need to run into some - I haven't seen any!)

RAOK 3 of 7:
This is small, but I told a woman in the restroom her skirt was tucked up in the back so she didn't go back into her office like that. 

RAOK 4 of 7:
Bought gift cards to say Thank You to Firemen. This will be hard since they are always in groups and I don't want to leave anyone out but I am going to try to hand them out one at a time. (Also struggling running into Firemen as well). 

RAOK 5 of 7:
Purchased a tank top to support a "Make a Wish". 

RAOK 6 of 7:
Found a cell phone in the parking lot on a walk, took it into a nearby business and they recognized the person - his picture was on his screensaver. She was going to return it when she saw him. 

RAOK 7 of 7:
It's been so hot I left some water and flavored packets in the mailbox at work for the mail lady. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 6th Month, June = 6 ROAKs

June:  6 RAOKs

RAOK 1 of 6:
I made a donation at Carls Jr for our military

RAOK 2 of 6:
Gave a friend a "Hang In There" Goodie bag

RAOK 3 of 6:
Left a note on a guys car letting him know he had a screw in his tire.  He came back before I left, and I told him and he said he knew and if he fixed it he would have to replace all his tires.  No thank you, and was kind of rude.  Oh well!

RAOK 4 of 6:
Donated some older bedding to Petco in Irvine (The Irvine Animal Shelter didnt want it), and through a friend to a Soup Kitchen.  (Don't worry, the cats staying). 

RAOK 5 of 6:
I saw this, and it instantly made me think of a friend, so I bought it for her...

RAOK 6 of 6:
I received a huge care package of safety items, so I sent a friend a care package with a stun gun, a book from my favorite author and some goodies for her grandaughters... Do you like my weak attempt at protecting her identity LOL

Friday, June 3, 2016

2016 RAOKs: 5th Month, May = 5 RAOKs

May:  5 RAOKs

1 of 5:
Bandit and I made Welcome Home signs for OHH, to welcome home deployed marines.

2 of 5:
Collected more donations and went shopping for new sheets and pillows for OHH, for marines returning to the barracks from deployment.

3 of 5:
Purchased four $5 Starbucks gift cards and gave them to four firemen sitting outside, on 5/16/16, in memory of Madison Cornwell

4 of 5:
Contacted Marine Monument and got a list of deployed soldiers from Camp Pendleton and reached out to friends and family, and gave out names and addresses to those who wanted to adopt a marine.

5 of 5:
Taking care of a friends cats

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.