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Spring 2015 Chari-Tea
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When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
2:30-4:30 pm
Where: The Empress Tearoom
12924 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida  33618
United States
Presenter: Fulfill Your Destiny
Contact: Karen Mertes

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Friends and colleagues come together once again for great food, raffles, gifts, fun, hat contests and surprises during the annual Chari-Tea champagne high tea fundraiser for Fulfill Your Destiny.


For information on registration or sponsorships contact Karen Mertes at or 813-481-9895. 


Karen, a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, was struck by a drunk driver in 2007.  As her car slid sideways down the interstate, with cars in the remaining lanes traveling by her at highway speeds, she promised God that if she were blessed to live, she would spend the rest of her life helping others. That inspired her to start the nonprofit Fulfill Your Destiny, which provides financial support to individuals whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Special consideration is given to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Learn more at


Chari-Tea is presented by Hands Across the Bay. Top sponsors include Charity Chics, Kara Vita and LocalShops1.


LocalShops1 is a proud sponsor of Chari-Tea and other community and fundraising events throughout the year. If you have an event you'd like us to consider sponsoring, please email