5th Annual Death by Chocolate Dessert Party and Silent Auction Set for Thursday, October 25
Event to Benefit Barrio Dogs and The Zenteno Sculpture Project
Kick off the Halloween/Day of the Dead season with yummy chocolate, lite bites, drinks and plenty of surprises at the 5th Annual Death by Chocolate Dessert Party and Silent Auction on October 25th at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home at 2901 Canal Street.
Hector X. Beltran with Felix H. Morales Funeral Home shared some background on the event and what it means for the community.
How did the first event get started?
Death by Chocolate originally started in 2014 as a fundraising event to benefit Shoes for Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
This unique event was created by the collaboration of Christina Morales of Morales Funeral Home and Morales Memorial Foundation and the late Yolanda Black Navarro, founder of Shoes for Kids.
Every year, the event grew beating the previous years amount raised.
How has it grown since it began now going on 5 years?
In 2017, The Board of Directors from The Morales Memorial Foundation decided to adopt Death by Chocolate as its signature event and every year after, a new non-profit would benefit from Death by Chocolate.
It was also decided to donate $1,000 each year to Shoes for Kids in honor of Yolanda Black Navarro.
Death by Chocolate is a great way to kick off the Halloween/Day of the Dead season.
In 2017 at The 4th Annual Death by Chocolate, The Morales Memorial Foundation raised $17,298.38 (gross) $10,087 (net) benefitting SER-Jobs for Progress Hurricane Relief Fund.
SER-Jobs for Progress created The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to assist SER clients so they could get back on their feet after Hurricane Harvey.
In 2016 at The 3rd Annual Death by Chocolate, it was estimated that $15,000 was raised and benefited NABA Shoes for Kids.
In 2015 at The 2nd Annual Death by Chocolate, an estimated $7,000 was raised and benefited NABA Shoes for Kids.
In 2014 at The 1st Annual Death by Chocolate, an estimated $5,000 was raised and benefited NABA Shoes for Kids.
Learn about the beneficiaries, Barrio Dogs & the Zenteno Project:
For more information, go to https://barriodogs.org.
Details on the Zenteno Project available at www.zenteno.com/zenteno-sculpture-project.html.
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Photos courtesy of The Morales Memorial Foundation