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"A Chocolate Affair" is a fundraising formal event showcasing the finest and most innovative uses of chocolate in our region. There will be live music, live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, prizes and lots more. The money raised at this event will benefit United Way of Kern County's Early Childhood Development programs.

     View more photos from last year's event here.

Dear supporter,

With your contribution, donation and/or sponsorship, you will be supporting Early Childhood Education programs at United Way of Kern County and students from a local elementary school.

This year UWKC has the honor of supporting College Heights Elementary School students and their ‘Boys With A Purpose, Gentlemen’s Club’. The purpose of this group is to teach young men how to dress, conduct themselves like gentlemen and find their purpose in life.  They are also taught life and social skills which will help these young men build character, integrity and self-respect.

The primary objective of this project, which aligns with United Way’s mission, is to raise a child in such a way that our community and culture are strengthened.

Project Objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Provide field trips to 4-year universities to promote higher education
  • Offer dress needs (such as: dress shirts, pants, belts, ties, etc.)
  • Provide motivational speakers
  • Furnish necessary items to students who need basic school supplies

Children's books are distributed at all United Way of Kern County's Educational activities such as: Born Learning Trails, Book of the Month Club, Community Resource Fairs and Raising a Reader graduation days.

Purchase your tickets here!

Contact Gabriel Alvarez for more information:
marketing@uwkern.org | 661-834-1790

Want to be a Sponsor or Chocolatier?

If you are interested in Sponsoring "A Chocolate Affair" Please fill out our SPONSORSHIP PACKET and email it to Gabriel Alvarez at marketing@uwkern.org

If you are interested in being one of our Chocolatiers at this event fill out our CHOCOLATIER PACKET and email it to Amelia Dias at amelia.d@uwkern.org or call our office for more information: (661) 834-1820

What to expect

Live Music, Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Prizes, Wine and Lots of Chocolates.
Join us for some fun while supporting the children in out county.



For questions or more information,
contact Gabriel Alvarez at:
Phone:  661-834-1790
Email:   marketing@uwkern.org


The Westchester Events Hall
2801 F Street
Bakersfield, CA

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