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Lightning Player Mathieu Joseph Has Chosen to Raise Money for Fulfill Your Destiny in the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Fulfill Your Destiny is incredibly honored and very grateful to share that NHL Tampa Bay Lightning #7 Mathieu Joseph has selected Fulfill Your Destiny as the non-profit that he’s raising money for as part of the new #BeardTheThunder initiative for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  #BeardTheThunder enables fans to participate alongside players in one of hockey’s most iconic and visible traditions—the playoff beard!
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Our Tampa Bay Lighting share that #BeardTheThunder is a fun way to raise money for designated non-profits throughout Tampa Bay which Lighting players have chosen to support throughout the regular and post-season.  The goal of #BeardTheThunder is not only the financial support, but also to raise awareness for the great work that these non-profits do every day.

We invite fans to text TBLBeards to 52182 or click on the link to support their player and/or cause.  Progress on players’ beard growth will be updated periodically.  Please note that all donations will be evenly distributed among the 17 charities selected by the players.  Please share the good!  Use the hashtag #BeardTheThunder on social media!

Fulfill Your Destiny is honored to be among these 17 non-profits the players have chosen (listed alphabetically):

– Armed Forces Families Foundation
– Big Cat Rescue
– Build the Thunder
– CARD (Center For Autism & Related Disabilities at USF)
– Children’s Cancer Center
– Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
– First Tee of Tampa Bay
– Fulfill Your Destiny
– Hillsborough Education Foundation
– Humane Society of Tampa Bay
– Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida
– Metropolitan Ministries
– Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Tampa Bay
– Shriner’s Hospitals for Children
– Special Olympics
– The Ryan Callahan Foundation
– The Spring of Tampa Bay

To donate to Mathieu Joseph’s non-profit, click here.

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Official Photos from Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea

Fulfill Your Destiny‘s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea was on March 30, 2019. Check out some of the official photos!

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Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea Event is 1 Week Away!

Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be returning to the beautiful Empress Tea Room from 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

There will be live auctions, silent auctions, surprise totes, raffles, and a few other nice surprises.

Karen Mertes

This year, there are 11 donations for the live auction:

1) SOLD!!!! 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 is $100.*

2)  Clutter No More!  Simplify and organize your life with the “Gift of Organization” to save time, reduce stress, enjoy peace of mind!  PerfecTiming Concierge has donated an organizing/decluttering session for one indoor room or closet.  Package is valued at $500 and the minimum starting bid is $150.*

3) SOLD!!!! Tampa Bay Lightning Brayden Point Autographed Hockey Stick.  Brayden Point ranks #2 in all of the NHL’s top goal scorers.  The minimum starting bid is $150.

4)  In Home Cooking Class and Dining Experience with Wine Pairing for up to 6 People with The Food Whisperer, Holistic Chef Adrienne Falcone Godsell.  Includes Wine, Hands On Instruction, Recipes, and Clean Up.  Valid through 6/30/19.  This package has a value of $475 and the minimum starting bid is $150.*

5)  One Zoom Deluxe Laser Teeth Whitening System paired with an Oral B Genius Professional Exclusive Rechargeable Toothbrush donated by The Family Dentist.  This  package has a value of $750 and the minimum starting bid is $250.*

6)  A Month of Jewelry!  A Different Piece of Jewelry for Every Day of the Month!  A jewelry case from HSN holds 31 different beautiful pieces of jewelry donated from many including diamond jewelry, a necklace from Morocco, and fabulous custom pieces.  The jewelry is valued at over $1,000 and the minimum starting bid is $250.*

7)  Have you ever wanted to record a custom track?  This prize might be for you!  Work with an award winning engineer in a custom built studio located in Clearwater, FL equipped with all the latest gear.  Doug Johnson has been producing music for over 25 years and has worked with some of the greatest singers, songwriters and musicians nationwide.   This package includes 18 hours of recording and engineering time, fine tuning your tracks and formatting them into digital content for your use.  This package has a value of $1200 and is good through 3/2020.  The minimum starting bid is $300.*

8) Exclusive Family Portrait plus Luxury 5 Diamond Hotel Stay in New York or Palm Beach.  Be photographed by World Renowned Bradford in either his New York or Palm Beach location.  Package includes a 20” wall portrait on canvas with lavish artistry plus a one night stay at either the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Westchester or the 5 Diamond, 5 Star Eau Resort in Palm Beach (formerly the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach).  Certificate valid through 9/30/2019.  This package has a value of $5,500 and the minimum starting bid is $300.*

9)  Time for Me – Karen’s Ultimate Pampering and Relaxation Collection includes 2 x 1-Hour Custom Massages from Willow Healing; 1 x Blow Dry & Brow from Belmora Salon & Spa;   1–Hour Reflexology from Sam Belyea, the Foot Whisperer; 3 x Packages of Shampoo, Blow Dry & Style, an additional VIP Hair and Makeup, Full Set of Eyelash Extensions, and 1x  Spray Tan from Eyes on You; Lancôme’s Parisian Case with 11 Full-Size Products; an Eye Mask and Cozy Slipper Socks.  This collection has a value of $1,200 and the minimum starting bid is $300.*

10) Enjoy Homosassa by Water hosted by Kathy & Gary Alford.  Up to 4 people, children are encouraged as they love it!  Your Homosassa Getaway includes:  1- Night Stay in Private Home right on Homosassa River, Home Prepared Dinner & Breakfast with Lunch on the Boat.  You can arrive on a Friday or Saturday afternoon (your choice) to Swim with the Manatees, Scallop, Fish, Kayak, Paddleboard and/or Float on the River.  You can customize your Getaway how you’d like.  This Live Auction experience has a value of $1500 and the minimum starting bid is $500.*

11) Club Med 4-night land only vacation for you & a guest at one of the following resorts:  Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico; Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, Mexico; Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida; and Club Med Turkoise, Turks & Caicos.

What’s included:
• Full-board Gourmet Cuisine:  Your meals and refreshments are included in your package. Nothing to prepare, no shopping lists, no schedules, no budgeting, just the pleasure of fine food.  From breakfast to dinner, everything is included in your package – even snacks in between.
• Children Clubs for ages 4-17:  Kids clubs made just for you!  At Club Med kids will never get bored.  Both morning and night classes are offered, giving parents piece of mind.  From sailing, flying trapeze and tennis, there is endless sports and activities to keep kids entertained.
• Unlimited water & land sports
• Open bar & snacking:  Day or night, unlimited (but always in moderation) alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are included in your package.  No need to worry about the check, while you sip fresh mango juice by the pool, or enjoy a mango cocktail on the beach.
• Free Unlimited Wi-Fi: Now at Club Med, connecting with your loved ones is easier than ever! Enjoy FREE internet access throughout your vacation from any device anywhere on the resort including any room category with FREE WIFI.
• Day & Night Entertainment

This Club Med vacation package is valued at $1,600 and the minimum starting bid is $800.*

* Please contact Karen in advance for “Buy It Now” donations and options on any of the live auction items.

For more information about the event, click here.

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You Can Get These Dream Packages at a Discount Before the Chari-Tea Event!

Fulfill Your Destiny’s annual Chari-Tea event is coming up on March 30, but the prizes are available now at a huge discount.

Karen Mertes Fulfill Your Destiny

Prize #1: “Turn Back the Clock” with a “Non-surgical State of the Art Face Refresh”

Performed by Rashae Doyle, MPAS, PA-C, one of Tampa’s leading esthetics and injectable specialists, at Dr. Castellano’s Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tampa. Procedures may include injectables, threading, laser skin treatment, and skin care products depending upon client need and preference.

Value: $3,500
Buy-it-now price: $2,800

Prize #2: “Treat Yourself to the Gift of Renewed Energy and Health”

Enjoy a complete health screening, personal wellness, and customized nutrition plan with double board-certified Dr. Stacey Robinson MD, frequent guest of The Morning Blend and bestselling author of “Roadmap to Health.”

Value: $1,000
Buy-it-now price: $700

Prize #3: “Dream Head-to-Toe Beauty/Style Makeover”

Includes a closet edit/wardrobe-style makeover and personal shopping trip with wardrobe stylist Valerie Romas “One2styleU.” Also includes a day of beauty with a hair style makeover, color/cut with master-hair color and stylist, Allison Figueroa, and makeup session at L’Bella Style Lounge in Tampa.

Value: $1,100
Buy-it-now price: $799

To purchase your discounted prize package, contact the charity by emailing carolynanneastman@gmail.com or calling (813) 531-0502. 

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How to Become a Sponsor at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea

Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2019 Spring Chari-Tea is coming up on Saturday, March 30. The event will be held from 2:30–5:00 p.m. in the Empress Tea Room, and there are still sponsorship spots open!

Karen Mertes Fulfill Your Destiny

Teacup Sponsor ($1000)

  • Your logo prominently featured on step & repeat banner
  • Your sponsorship repeatedly shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 8 tickets to event
  • Opportunity to collect all attendee business cards by providing a raffle basket or item
  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Logo prominently showcased on the event sponsor board and program
  • Personalized recognition from the podium on the day of event
  • Special Fulfill Your Destiny Spring Chari-Tea gift

Oolong Tea Sponsor ($500)

  • Your logo featured on step & repeat banner
  • Your sponsorship repeatedly shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 6 tickets to event
  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Logo featured on the event sponsor board and program
  • Name recognition from the podium on the day of event

Herbal Tea Sponsor ($300)

  • Logo permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Your sponsorship shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 4 tickets to event
  • Logo on the event sponsor board and program
  • Name recognition from the podium on the day of event

Iced Tea Sponsor ($150)

  • Listing permanently on Fulfill Your Destiny’s website on Chari-Tea tab
  • Your sponsorship shared with thousands through electronic and social media publicity
  • 2 tickets to event
  • Listing on the event sponsor board and program

For sponsorships and reservations, call Karen Mertes at 813-481-9895.

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Fulfill Your Destiny’s Business Builder Grant Awarded to “Bricks 4 Kidz”

John Fontana, the founder of “Bricks 4 Kidz,” is the latest recipient of Fulfill Your Destiny‘s Business Builder Grant. The grants are awarded to proven entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level—while also giving back to the community.

John’s company “Bricks 4 Kidz,” supplies Legos as learning tools to schools, child care facilities, camps, events, and wherever kids learn.

Karen Mertes Fulfill Your Destiny

Research demonstrates that playing with interlocking blocks stimulates children’s brains, inspires creativity, and enhances cognitive skills. Additionally, these types of toys are especially beneficial for children with special needs and developmental challenges.

What may not be common knowledge is that this type of toy is often beyond the budgets of at-risk families.

John’s business aims to change this. The grant from Fulfill Your Destiny will help “Bricks 4 Kidz” expand their field trip outreach program to inner city organizations serving at-risk children. It costs approximately one thousand dollars to equip a traveling kit for school visits. The grant will equip a teacher to visit up to 35 different organizations each week.

“Thanks to Fulfill Your Destiny,” John said, “more children will get to experience the joy of using their imagination to create and learn.”

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Fulfill Your Destiny’s Business Builder Grant Awarded to Southern Tree Services

Bryce Perry is the latest recipient of Fulfill Your Destiny‘s Business Builder Grant. The grants are awarded to proven entrepreneurs who have experienced life changing events and are ready to take their business to the next level—while also giving back to the community.

Fulfill Your DestinyBryce Perry is a veteran and the business owner of Southern Tree Services. After the equipment for Perry’s landscaping business was stolen, Fulfill Your Destiny’s grant helped fund a new Komatsu loader—so that this entrepreneur could keep Southern Tree Services and serve his clients by continuing to work.

For more information on the theft, read here.

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