MJ Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Gift Exchange

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    :yahoo: MJ Random Acts of Kindness Gift Exchange April 2007:yahoo:

    What it is:
    This program is similar to a "secret santa" gift exchange. You will be randomly assigned a buddy who you can send small gifts to through the postal mail this April. You can send cards, sweets, trinkets, magazines, books, cosmetics, goodies, etc., anything you think would be fun to brighten his/her day! You can even decorate the packages/envelopes using MJ themes. The goal is to perform a "random act of kindness" for another person!

    This program is for active tPF members who regularly post in the Marc Jacobs Forums only. If you want to participate in this exchange, you will be expected to send two or more small gifts to your assigned buddy over the month of April 2007, ideally one per week or more. You should not reveal your identity until the last gift to make it more exciting. You will be expected to post pictures and/or descriptions of gifts you receive from your buddy for the enjoyment of other participants. Participants from any country may enter. You will be matched up with a buddy who agrees to send mail to your region. You should expect to spend around $50 on your assigned buddy over the course of one month. Obviously, you are not expected to send MJ merchandise as gifts!

    How to participate:
    1. PM me (Melly) your e-mail address, postal address, and full name. Please be sure I will not distribute your information to anyone except for your buddy and I will discard the information you send me after I match you up. Also specify if you are male or female, and your regional preference for your buddy (list countries you will mail to) or International OK if you have no preference. All entries must be received by March 21 to participate in this exchange!

    2. I will e-mail you the information for your buddy by April 1. You can research your buddy's preferences on tPF posts, or prepare to send them any fun gifts you think they will like. Participants are encouraged to use MJ themes to decorate the envelopes/packaging if possible. (Think ribbons, old MJ bags and boxes, magazine clippings, computer printouts, etc.)

    3. Over the next month (April 2007), please send your buddy small gifts and/or cards for their enjoyment! You can send one a week or one at the beginning and one at the end, or whatever you want! If you notice a sad post by your buddy in the forum, maybe you want to cheer them up! Or if you see a happy post you can congratulate them. You may reveal your identity to them at the end of the exchange.

    4. You will be receiving gifts from a different buddy in the mail! When you receive gifts from your buddy, please post pictures and/or descriptions of them in the special "Reveal" thread we will start.

    (Special thanks to stefania from the LV forum for allowing me to use and modify her RAOK Sign-up and Rules!)
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  3. melly- have alot of people responded?
  4. ^ So far I have 10 people who have responded. :smile:
  5. 10 is good, but I'd like to see more! Come on girls! Let's have some fun!
  6. Are there any Europeans that would like to participate?
  7. I am extending the sign-up deadline for April's RAOK to Sunday, March 25th in hopes of gathering additional participants. Please PM me if you are interested!

    For those who have already signed up, I will have your buddy information to you no later than next Wednesday, March 28th.
  8. Thank you Melly!!!!
  9. Oooo....I'm so excited! :yahoo:
  10. :happydance: I have sent everyone their RAOK buddy information. As usual, PM me if you have any questions!
  11. Thanks for organzing, Melly! This is gonna be fun.
  12. So excited!!! So we're sending out packages throughout April, right?
  13. Correct! :smile:
  14. I cannot wait to send out my first package!
  15. I'm sad because I missed the deadline. If there's still time please pm me Melly