Rockbridge / Augusta : Area Chocolatier Making Sunshine With Chocolate


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Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company (“Cocoa Mill”) is proud to announce its partnership with Sunshine on a Ranney Day (“SOARD”), a non-profit organization that creates safe, fun and uplifting dream-room makeovers for children with long-term illnesses.

Cocoa Mill donated hundreds of different gourmet chocolates to SOARD’s Evening of Sunshine annual gala event to help raise funds for the silent and live auctions as past and future families are honored.

Laura de Maria, Co-Owner of Cocoa Mill said, “We are so thankful there are people who care about the well-being of others. Sunshine on a Ranney Day is committed to making other’s lives better and for that, we applaud them. They have done some amazing things to help those in need and deserve our support and recognition.”
Holly Ranney, Co-Founder of SOARD said, “We are so thankful for partnerships with companies like Cocoa Mill who understand the true value of giving back to the
community. Our mission is to provide dream room and home makeovers for children with long-term illness. Our reveal days are emotional and inspiring as the families see first hand how we are able to transform their homes into a loving and safe environment for their special needs child. All of the money donated will go towards our future projects! Thanks to the generosity of Cocoa Mill, we hope to one day fulfill our goal of opening Sunshine on a Ranney chapters across the country! We know the need is there!”

Cocoa Mill is grateful for its customers for donating generously in its storefront locations at 123 West Nelson Street in Lexington and 114 East Beverley Street in Staunton and upon checkout via its website at No purchase is necessary in order to donate.
For further information, please visit and

• Absolutely NO purchase is necessary in order to donate and all donations are tax
• Cocoa Mill is a local and family owned small business in Lexington and Staunton with
national recognition and awards.
• SOARD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit approved organization registered with the IRS and
financials posted online with noted staff salaries since founded remains at $0 amount.


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