May 2, 2012

Charity Chocolatier

If you’re into a classier kind of chocolate, chances are you’re familiar with GODIVA, the Belgian gourmet chocolate maker that just launched its very first global corporate philanthropy effort: The Lady GODIVA Program.

Lauren Bush Lauren, Chief FEEDer and Co-Founder of FEED Project, has been picked as the first national Lady GODIVA honoree, but local awards are still available for gals who embody the attributes of selflessness, generosity, leadership and the spirit of giving back to the community.

Three regional honorees - chosen on a seasonal basis by the public through online voting - will receive $1,000 to continue their good works.  One "grand prize" winner will be chosen at the end of the year, and will receive $10,000 for her chosen charity.

In the meantime, you can help support Lauren's charity FEED by purchasing a limited edition GODIVA "FEED 10" tote bag from a local GODIVA store or at the company's Web site.  Available in five different styles - each handcrafted by women in Liberia - the bags ($25) will provide 10 school meals to children in African cocoa-sourcing countries.                        

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