Category: Philanthropy

New article: Alyssa Milano on Pets and Best Friends

Kudos to some of our lovely followers over on twitter for the heads up on this article!

Currently starring in the ABC television series Mistresses, hosting Project Runway All-Stars, and designing for TOUCH, her own clothing and jewelry line, Alyssa Milano still makes time to help her friends—the two- and four-legged kind.

Being an ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal-welfare nonprofit, is one of her favorite roles. “I believe we should extend our care and concern to all living creatures with whom we share this planet,” she told PARADE. “Best Friends Animal Society’s vision of a better world through kindness to animals resonates strongly with me. It is inclusive and active and always adds measurably to the goodness in the world.”

Animals have always been an important part of her life. “They give me a window into a world that is different from our own, but every bit as meaningful,” she says. “The fact that millions of loving, homeless pets die in shelters is a national disgrace. Best Friends’ mission, to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets, a time when animals are not dying in shelters for the simple lack of a home, is something I can really get behind.”

When Milano was growing up in Brooklyn, NY, dogs were an important part of her family. “I can’t imagine what life would be like without animals,” she says. “They bring me happiness and a sense of calm and peace.”

She currently has four dogs: Lucy, Gibson, Dodger, and Quixi; 10 horses: Picaflo, Petey, Sarafina, Nostalgia, Peace, Echo, Cisco, Luna, Maestro, and Harmonia; two chickens; and a bunny. “Lucy and Gibson are rescues,” she says. “Lucy was rescued from a yard where she was tied up.”

Her son, Milo, who is almost two years old, also shares her love of animals. “Our dog, Dodger, and Milo are great friends,” she says.

When she brought Milo home from the hospital, she and her husband, David Bugliari, hired a dog trainer to help their dogs get used to and adjust to Milo. It was smart planning, and now everyone gets along.

She also enjoys being around animals at work. “My first job was the play Annie,” she says “There was a big beautiful shelter dog that was in our production. We had a cat on Charmed for a while. I love working with animals. It makes being on the set feel more homey.”

In addition to helping Best Friends, Alyssa serves as an ambassador for UNICEF and is the founding ambassador for the Global Network.

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New Event: Natural Spring Water Resource Launch Event at Pier 36

Last night, Alyssa attented the Natural Spring Water Resource Launch at Pier 36. Kudos to my good friend Nicole, we now have 4 gorgeous high quality photos from the event in our galleries! I’ve quoted what Alyssa was wearing at the event below, for those who’s interested in her style. Enjoy the photos!

@alyssa_milano: For @resoucewater event, wearing: Vera Wang @shopbop, earrings @stateroomjewelry @covetcomm, heels Boutique 9 @ninewest, handbag @thaleblanc. @MakeUpQueenNYC is doing my make up and Luca Blandi is doing my hair! #Electrolytenment

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New Video: Youth for LOVE

A while back, Alyssa did an advertising promo called Youth for Love. I’ve finally stumbled upon a video clip, which you can all view below! The goal of the campaign is the following:

“The message is simple: Get registered and get to the polls on November 6th. Let the voice of one join the voices of millions and be heard.” – VPC President Page Gardner “L.O.V.E – Let One Voice Emerge” is a non-partisan campaign to reach out to the largest group of non-voters in America — nearly 20 million unmarried women — and to support the important work of The Voter Participation Center and their partners. The Voter Participation Center’s mission on behalf of the Rising American Electorate (unmarried women, persons of color and young people) is to register and encourage these groups to the polls, which aligns with the goal of our campaign.

Alyssa Milano’s St. Jude Fundraising Inspiration

Hello netters! First, I would like to apology for the lack of updates here at Alyssa Milano Online. I have some great updates for you soon, but I’ve just been super busy with other stuff lately! Bunches of content and screencapture updates are on the way though. For now, I have a little article for you lot + a utterly adorable photoshoot picture of Alyssa and Milo! In honor of Milo’s first birthday, Alyssa has created a fundraising goal which will be donated to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Read all about it below – and check out the cute new photo in our galleries! To donate to Alyssa’s fundraising efforts, visit indiegogo.com.

Alyssa Milano is already instilling a strong sense of charity in her baby boy Milo Thomas.
After recently helping Gonzalito, a 4-year-old boy suffering from leukemia, obtain treatment through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the actress became a mom on a mission in order to spread the love even further.

In honor of her son’s Aug. 31 birthday — he turns one! — Milano has set a fundraising goal of $50,000 by Sept. 9, with proceeds being donated to the medical center.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides immense relief to parents and children from everywhere, who go through harrowing situations no one should have to endure,” she writes.

Established to treat children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude offers treatment and research without any cost to the families.

Vote for Alyssa as “PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2012”!

Alyssa has been nominated for the PETA’s annual “Sexiest Vegetarian” award! We all know she truely deserves to win this award, but she’s up against a lot of beautiful and talented fellow female celebrities, so make sure you all cast your vote for our girl! Help us spread the world on your twitters, facebooks and more – we all want Alyssa to win, right? 😉

Beautiful inside and out, these famous stunners are always paparazzi-ready, thanks to their vegetarian and vegan diets! By refusing to eat anything with a face, some of the world’s best-known faces help save not only animals but also the planet and their health. Cast your vote now for PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2012! Please note that while votes will be taken into consideration, PETA will ultimately choose the winners. Voting ends at 5 p.m. ET on June 27, and winners will be announced by June 28 at 10 a.m. ET.