Giving to the YWCA Toronto & The Daily Bread

Please consider donating to the following two social causes the HoHoTO community has supported in the past. After a decade of success our holiday fundraiser is on hiatus.

YWCA Toronto

 

YWCA Toronto – Your donation will help YWCA Toronto help women and girls flee violence, secure jobs, find safe, affordable housing and develop confidence. You can designate an area for your gift such as Girl’s programs.

Daily Bread Food Bank

 

Daily Bread Food Bank – With your help, we are fighting hunger together. Daily Bread is a thought leader in research on hunger and poverty reduction.

Together

Together is an initiative formed to help shape an inclusive digital community with events and initiatives such as We are TO, Disrupting with Digital, Girls’ Tech Tour, HoHoTO, and Mentor Together.

HoHoTO’s future

We’ve been having a blast focusing on the impact we can have throughout the year across the digital community. From highlighting amazing STEM professionals, to inspiring kids from a variety of backgrounds to pursue careers in STEM, to hosting inclusive professional events, to supporting YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre, we’ve worked hard to make an impact on our community.

Serving the digital community has been rewarding, but with some changes to the team that’s brought you HoHoTO over the past four years and helped carry on the legacy of this amazing community event for the past decade, we’ve made the difficult decision to not host in 2018 the annual HoHoTO celebration.

For almost a decade HoHoTO has been many things: it’s been a holiday party in support of a great cause. It’s been a dance, a raffle, a tweet storm, and a photojam of Toronto’s digital community. It’s been about meeting new friends and old. And in doing so we’ve raised almost $500,000 for local charities to date!

We’re looking towards 2019 with some amazing youth programming and professional events, and are open to ideas, collaborators, leaders, and volunteers to bring together our amazing community at a holiday party next year. Would you like to build and continue the annual holiday party? If you want to help bring this community together, we have some great ideas on how to transition the event for the next generation. Please get in touch.

Copied from Together’s blog

More than $10,000 raised for the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre!

What a thrill HoHoTO 2017 was. Hundreds of individuals from digital communities in Toronto filled the Mod Club on December 8th for a night of food, fun, networking, and most importantly, fundraising for up and coming digital practitioners at the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. Please select the video above for some of the feels.

Thank you! Learn about how your support helps the YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. Please let us know how you enjoyed the event by posting with the tag #hohoto or by email.

Many thanks to our sponsors below, The Mod Club, DJ Digital and DJ Neecy and our many volunteers such as Niya B, Mohammed Asaduallah, Kutty MD, Matthew Burpee, Caroline Dinnall and Lee Dale.

KANETIX SAY YEAH!
Blended Perspectives eighty-eight Allure Body Bar
Amber Mac Panago Boost Agents
Insurance Portfolio Lake Wilcox Maze Solutions
2017 dance floor from DJ Girls from the YWCA Girls Centre
DJ Neecy HoHoTO attendees on the dance floor
Together presents YWCA Toronto's Girls' Centre with $10,000 Two of three of DJs
HoHoTo attendees hanging at the bar Networking
Dancing HoHoTO attendees taking photos