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  • 07/11/2014 1:23 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
    Karen Mertes, Founder & President, Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., has been selected as a 'Celebrity Dancer' for Tampa Bay's Dancing with the Stars hosted by Julie Weintraub's Hands Across the Bay.

    Sponsorships and tickets are available by contacting Karen at karen@fulfillyourdestiny.orgkaren.mertes@yahoo.com or 813-481-9895.  Voting begins July 9th culminating with this year's Dancing with the Stars Black & Gold Gala at the Pepin Hospitality Centre on Saturday, Oct 4th.  

  • 06/17/2014 4:02 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)

    Check out the scrolling photos on the Member Resources Page ! Please let us know if you have any pics to share - we are always looking to add to our library.

  • 05/28/2014 2:50 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
    From our friends at the Community Campaign against Human Trafficking Tampa Bay ..

    Exciting News!    http://sharedhope.org/2014/05/21/unaimous-bipartisan-support-results-passage-5-anti-trafficking-bills/

    On May 20, with remarkable bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of five bills that will strengthen America's response to child victims of sex trafficking. The bills include:

    1. H.R. 3530, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA)
    2. H.R. 3610, Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2013 (SETT)
    3. H.R. 4058, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Improving Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care Act
    4. H.R. 4225, Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 (SAVE)
    5. H.R. 4573, International Megan's Law                                                                                       
    "We're excited to see a growing intolerance for the factors that make trafficking flourish: demand for commercial sex with minors, online classified sites that facilitate the sale of children, and a disregard for the protection from exploitation of homeless, runaway and foster youth," ~Linda Smith, President and Founder of Shared Hope International
  • 08/28/2013 9:57 AM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
    We have donations coming in for the silent auction - including a certificate for a canoe trip down the Hillsborough River, some photography packages from Cason Photography, and some tickets to Busch Gardens.   For those who are interested in joining the fun or know of someone who might be willing to donate a basket for auction - have them contact us at hlbrown@tampacpa.com.
  • 08/22/2013 12:54 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
    The Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking was one of two agencies selected by Ad 2 Tampa Bay as their 2013-2014 Public Service Client.  This is a tremendous opportunity as it will provide them a fully integrated marketing campaign to coincide with Human Trafficking Awareness Month (January) and help advocate the issue of human trafficking at an awareness level.  

    See more information regarding efforts to end Human Trafficking at www.heartdancefoundation.org

  • 08/22/2013 12:46 PM | Heather Brown (Administrator)
    Vanessa is the founder of Project Buy Her Back and was our speaker this month at our luncheon.  From all the ladies of Tampa Bay BPW and the guests that attended the event - thank you so much for sharing your story and putting a local perspective on the need to end Human Trafficking.  I know I was personally inspired by your efforts and those of others in the community to end this horrible practice.   For those unable to attend or interest in obtaining more information - please check out the Project Buy Her Back website.
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