Charity Pageant

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 Columbia, 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 three 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 and return to crown their successors.

Heart of Charity 2016

2016 Heart of Charity Queens  (2016 Jr. Princess, Genesis Adames, not pictured.)

We are looking forward to next 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. in Howard County, MD. The venue will be announced on June 1st, so mark your calendars now. Join us for lite bites, entertainment, and surprise giveaways – all while supporting two great charities!

Heart of Charity is grateful for the support of family, friends, the community, and especially our pageant sponsors – Be Victorious Pageant PrepBusy Bee Beeswax Lip GlossChick-Fil-A, Creative Florals, Earth’s Enrichments, Greg Hindman PhotographyLooney’s Pub,  Mya’s Magical Moments, and our newest sponsor, Spark Artistry!


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