Our founder’s commitment to community service and love of pageantry inspired her to create the Miss Heart of Charity Pageant (Miss HOC) in 2013. Miss HOC, Heart of Charity’s annual fundraiser, is held during Women’s History Month (March) in Howard County, MD. By hosting this fun-filled one day event, Taylor hopes to inspire others to help those less fortunate while empowering young women to become more community-minded and self-expressive.
The participants are judged in four on-stage phases of competition and are required to bring a minimum of five non-perishable items or toiletries to donate. Although the pageant is non-contractual, the winners are afforded the opportunity to participate in at least six volunteer activities during the year, represent the system in their communities, enjoy the annual photoshoot and brunch, and return to crown their successors.
We are looking forward to this year’s event as Heart of Charity hosts its 5th year celebration! It will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Doubletree by Hilton Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045. Mark your calendars now! Join us for lite bites, entertainment, and surprise giveaways – all while supporting two great charities! To register, click HERE.
Heart of Charity is grateful for the support of family, friends, the community, and especially our pageant sponsors: Be Victorious Pageant Prep, Bob Evans Restaurant, Chick-Fil-A, Creative Florals, Earl & Kimberly Scott, Earth’s Enrichments, Kake Korner, Looney’s Pub, Mano Swartz, Mya’s Magical Moments, Seasons 52, Spark Artistry, and Suiting Your Queeen.