We are so honored to be a part of this years Spring Chari-Tea as a Teacup Sponsor!


Fulfill Your Destiny is announcing their 2016 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea, their signature event on Mar 19, 2016 returning again to the beautiful Empress Tea Room located at 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, FL, a locally owned and operated elegant Tea Room and Event Dining venue.

The 2016 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, Mar 19, 2016.  

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100 career women interested in supporting our greater Tampa Bay community through philanthropy will attend for a celebration of women for charity with tea.  It’s not just tea; its Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea!  Please RSVP early as they sell out each year!

Thank you to all of our 34 Sponsors!

Thank you to our 3 Teacup Sponsors:


Each year, Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea is a very nice way to celebrate Women’s History Month. March is also National Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s when we celebrate the arrival of Spring.  

They’ll have several Silent Auction items available for bidding.

They’ll have a Jewelry Raffle for a 9.00 carat total weight Oval Amethyst Stud Earrings set in 14K Yellow Gold with Total Value of $599.00 donated by Hands Across the Bay. Raffle tickets for this stunning jewelry will be 1 for $20, 3 for $50, and 7 for a $100 donation.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘your choice’ Raffle with 20 prizes valued at over $1,500. Tickets for the ‘your choice’ Raffle will be available with 10 tickets for a $20 donation.

Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a 50-50 Raffle with 5 tickets available for a $20 donation.

Elegant Hats designed locally by Gidget Fisher will be available for a $20 donation.

While guests enjoy a fabulous High Tea which includes 3-tiered plates with scrumptious tea sandwiches, scones and decadent desserts, everyone will have opportunities to visit the Silent Auction tables, participate in their Jewelry Raffle for a stunning pair of Oval Amethyst Stud Earrings, participate in the ‘your choice’ Raffle with over $1,500 in prizes, participate in the 50-50 Raffle, and select their favorite Elegant Hats by Gidget Fisher.

Guests will enjoy each other’s company as well as meet new friends and mingle while selecting one-of-a-kind teapot centerpieces with fresh floral arrangements available to take home by suggested donation just in time for Palm Sunday.

They’ll hold three optional Hat Contests:  Prettiest, Most Creative (new this year), and Vintage.  Prizes will be awarded to the three winners.

Ladies interested in supporting our community through philanthropy will attend for great food, auctions, 50-50 Raffle, Surprises, Hat Contests, Prizes, ‘Your Choice’ Raffles, Free Gifts and Fun!  All attendees will receive a FREE gift! This year, PARC is custom making teapot and teacup ornaments for each guest. The PARC Mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest. All guests will receive a custom made ornament for attending Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2016 Spring Chari-Tea along with a few other nice gifts and surprises.

Fulfill Your Destiny and Wheels of Success have again partnered for a special presentation where we’ll be giving the keys to a ‘new to her’ vehicle to a woman at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2016 Spring Chari-Tea. Please have your cameras and tissues ready!

They’ll culminate the afternoon with the Live Auction. This year they’ve received the following four donations for the Live Auction:

1) Besito West Shore donated ‘A Taste of Mexico with 3 of your closet Maestros!’“Your Besito experience includes our “Chefs” personal selection of appetizers, entrees, dessert and a few take home surprises. From the Bar, enjoy a tequila flight tasting and a selection of our signature Margaritas.” This Bestio Mexican Dining Experience has a value of $350 and the minimum starting bid will be $100. *

2) Sport Fit Training LLC donated 10 Golf Fitness Sessions – or –Personal Training Sessions. Each session is 45 minutes. This package of 10 Golf Sessions has a value of $600 and the minimum starting bid will be $150.*

3) Michael Murphy Gallery donated a framed artwork.  Showcased is a Michael Murphy Gallery framed abstract print by Puliam.  The piece is framed in a matte black finished, modern molding with a cool grey and vibrant red double mat.  The Conservation Clear glass selected protects the artwork from fading with 99% UV protection.  Acid free products were used to create this archival framing.  It’s perfect for your home or office.  The piece is appraised at $300 and the minimum starting bid will be $100.*

4) Eyes on You donated a Package of Gift Certificates for a Full Set of Eyelash Extensions, VIP Hair and Makeup, and One Spray Tan with total value of $390. Services may be redeemed on different days. The minimum starting bid will be $100.*

*Please contact Karen in advance for ‘Buy It Now’ donations and options on any of our Live Auction items.

RSVP in advance for you and your friends, clients, co-workers or colleagues, mothers, sisters, and girlfriends.   

Please contact Karen directly at karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org or by calling her at 813-481-9895 for sponsorship and reservations or for more information.

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