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.
We are looking forward to this year’s event! It will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, MD. Join us for lite bites, entertainment, and surprise giveaways – all while supporting two great charities! Doors open at 1:30, so mark your calendars now. To register for Miss Heart of Charity 2017, click HERE.
Heart of Charity is grateful for the support of family, friends, the community, and especially our pageant sponsors – Be Victorious Pageant Prep, Busy Bee Beeswax Lip Gloss, Chick-Fil-A, Creative Florals, Earth’s Enrichments, Greg Hindman Photography, Looney’s Pub, Mya’s Magical Moments, and our newest sponsor, Spark Artistry!