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The Gift Therapist Helps Consumers Shop Smart and GIVE MORE


Who knew shopping and charitable giving could ever fit into the same sentence? In her new book, Shop Smart GIVE MORE, Jennifer Melnick Carota shares her bargain shopping secrets to help consumers save money as well as teach them how to give more to themselves, their loved ones and their communities with the money they save.

The Gift Therapist exposes:

* How to establish a realistic shopping budget and stick to it
* How, when and where to shop for the best bargains
* Affordable gift ideas for every occasion under $15
* How to “do good” in your community with the money you save

Shop Smart GIVE MORE is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn how to give more with less. She provides strategies that eveyone can use. Men, women, teens, and teachers will find this an inspiring and humorous approach to personal development, as well as encouraging charitable giving in their own communities.

Combining her expertise as a licensed mental health counselor and reformed shop-a-holic, Jennifer Melnick Carota developed the Shop Smart GIVE MORE Movement to use both her personal and professional expertise to help people improve their lives and their communities one shopping spree at a time.

Appearing as the Gift Therapist, Jennifer has been featured on Pittsburgh television including WTAE news and the Jennifer Ankowiak show. Jennifer has also been a featured speaker at colleges and community events throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania since 2002.

Jennifer is currently the Executive Director for the Schooner Youth Center and Administrator for the Black Pants Project in Monessen, PA as well a regular columnist for Inspiring Times Magazine. She has also been featured in the Tribune Review, the Valley Independent, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her shopping expertise as well as her community involvement in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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