Working also with The High Heel Coalition, the event raised money for Dining for Women. Held at Mia Dona Market March 21, the first Chari-Tea event raised money for the local chapter of Dining with Women,a global giving circle that funds grassroots programs working in developing countries to fight gender inequality. The event was hosted by Little Blog Dress Media and The High Heel Coalition owner, Darlynn Tacinelli.
“I want to do charitable events that are uncommon for this area,” she said. Rachel Samson, chapter founder of Dining for Women, said that her group meets at someone’s home every other month and has a potluck-style dinner. Then they take the money that they would have used going out to eat, and they give it to a charity.
“Our focus is mainly abroad,” Samson said. “They have to be living in really absolute poverty.”
Tacinelli plans to have a Chari-Tea every quarter, the next one being held August 29 at Mia Dona Market to raise money for the TEARS Foundation.