Charity in Chocolate 2012

Cotton Candy Thing One and a Delicate Macaroon Dress from Charity in Chocolate.

Washington, DC (May 1, 2012) – With a fresh, new event name and the same commitment to the education of D.C. area children living in poverty, the Heart of America Foundation hosted its 15th annual chocolate fashion show at the National Building Museum on April 23.

Recognized as one of Washington DC’s Top 15 events, Charity in Chocolate showcased this year more than 50 award-winning chefs offering sweet and savory bites, with more than 900 guests and a highly anticipated chocolate fashion show. Proceeds from the event supported HOA’s Books From The Heart, a program which provide books to DC children living in poverty.

The Heart of America Foundation celebrates 15 years of serving children, schools and non-profits in the DC metro area. Award-winning chefs, from our hotels and more, unveiled their mastery of cocoa and couture at the decadent Charity in Chocolate benefit event, featuring DC’s only Chocolate Fashion Show.

Charity in Chocolate is hosted by the Heart of America Foundation, a DC-based nonprofit that combines volunteer service and literacy to support the needs of at-risk children in the D.C. area as well as nationwide.

On top of an awesome fashion show, awards were given to the National Hero of the Heart Award Recipient this year went to Leah Gansler who is the founder of CharityWorks. The 2012 Principal of the Year Award Recipient went to Tiffany Clemmons who is the Principal of the C.W. Harris Elementary School. The 2012 Chocolate Fashion Show winner went to Pastry Sous Chef Shaun McCarty of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre who made “The Queen of Hearts” entry.

The organization inspires acts of service and a love of reading by building community and providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. Committed to education and volunteerism, The Heart of America Foundation engages volunteers through putting books into the hands of children who need them the most.

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