Happy Thanksgiving to All Savvy Readers!  What a perfect day to reflect on the blessings & gifts we have had this past year.

~A fun twist this year. Enjoy what our AWESOME PA’s have said they are thankful for as well as highlighting their charity of choice~


Tiffany Rinehart:

I am grateful for my family, friends & health.

One charity that I work a lot with is VetTix.org .It is a great organization that offers tickets to sporting events and concerts to actively serving soldiers and veterans. We give them tickets to all of Kathy’s tour dates.



Donna Coulling:

I’m grateful for all of the support my friends and family have given me throughout this roller coaster year. Thankful to the companies who have employed me and given me the opportunity to travel globally and meet incredible PA’s (not so thankful for all of the jet lag and probable early ageing!), I’m very grateful to Williams Sonoma and their peppermint bark hot chocolate (yet ungrateful they won’t ship it to the UK!)

I support Centrepoint http://www.centrepoint.org.uk/ who support homeless young people to give them a future – no-one deserves to be homeless ever. And over the holidays this always feels more magnified.


This year, I’m thankful for my growing family: the arrival of my first niece this September, and the expectation of my first child – a girl, coming in February! I’m grateful for my husband: for the support he gives me every day, for his patiently moving and assembling furniture to get ready for the baby, and especially for the 2 cases of It’s-It ice cream sandwiches he ordered for our first anniversary on November 9th.


NYCA has added a charity component to our annual holiday party; last year we donated toys to local kids affected by Superstorm Sandy, and this year we will be holding a canned food drive for City Harvest (www.cityharvest.org). Personally, the charity I support on a regular basis is Heifer International (www.heifer.org), which aids and empowers impoverished communities around the world through livestock gifts and agricultural education to provide food and sustainable income for the long-term. Donations range from a share of a goat ($10) or a flock of ducks ($20), to the Ark ($5,000).

city harvest

Bonnie Low-Kramen:
I am grateful for my 25 year old son Adam who calls to tell me he loves me and we have great talks about real things.

The charity I support is 180 Turning Lives Around based in Freehold, NJ Domestic Violence Services for Women, Men, and Children www.180nj.org


Brandon Branch:

I’m thankful for Gin and Tonics after a long day of work, my 2 dachshunds Simon and Charlie, and a boyfriend who loves to clean house!!

The Charity I support is The Baglady Foundation. Paula Deen started this foundation. It gives money and help to women and children who need a hand up. I have seen first hand the power of this charity and it has changed my life.

the bag lady

Kelly Kall:

I am very thankful for my family, friends and my wonderful job and amazing boss. This has been a hard year for my family, but I think it has made us stronger and closer. I’m lucky to be surrounded by great friends out here in LA and I am thankful for my boss who has given me time off to visit my Dad who is very sick.

This year I have donated to a few cancer charities as this hits home for me. I am also a big supporter of any animal charity/animal rescue

Ninie Lewis:

I am thankful for my husband, our three special needs dogue de bordeaux dogs/kids who have been quite a challenge, and have changed our lives in the best way ever! I am also thankful for my awesome job that allows me to work from home, donut holes, beachbody workout dvd’s, and my dvr.


Tazzy Fund Rescue operates as a full functioning animal rescue, while focusing on seniors and the medically challenged. I became friends with the founder Leilani while I was helping to place a rescue dog in a great home. Her charity is amazing and continues to save many dogs!


Hi I’m Kipper! Click on my cute self to adopt me

Arm The Animals creates killer T-Shirts that make a statement, raise awareness and generate funds for small, struggling animal rescues. A good friend of mine started the company and I like to donate my time and help in any way possible to them.



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