HoHoTO Raffle Goodies

One of the ways we help Daily Bread at HoHoTO is to raise more money with raffle ticket sales. Every year, our generous in-kind sponsors step up with fantastic prizes and this year they have out done themselves.

We have three prizes being given away every 15 minutes, and four at the top of every hour.  That’s 42 prize draws happening between 8:30-11:30 tonight.

So many fantastic prizes came flooding in we had to bundle some of them together. Most of the raffle prizes are now valued between $150-300 (with some much, much higher).  Even after bundling, we still ran out of space in our schedule to draw them all tonight. So some have been reserved some for Monday’s HoHoTO Hangover Auction.

We’ve got amazing prizes in every window! So don’t miss out on the early draws (there’s always less competition for those).

Here’s a partial list of the prizes. We have something  for almost everyone’s tastes:  from fencing to food, baskets to books, tech toys to more tech toys:

  • Eco Prize Basket from Bullfrog Power (value $250)
  • 14 course dinner for 4 catered by Little Kitchen ($600)
  • 3 Kobos each with 2 free books ($175, with one for Hangover Auction)
  • 2 Geek Wardrobes with surprize bonuses: 1 Men’s large, 1 women’s large ($200 each)
  • 2 $100 gift certificates for C5 bundled with fantastic cookbooks ($150+)
  • 10 Hours of Foil Fencing Training plus Original Fencing Artwork ($300)
  • Sony eReaders from Eden Spodek ($200)
  • Premium award-winning Olive Oil collection ($150)
  • $250 Gift Certificate for FabFind ($250)
  • Science Nerd Gift Basket from 1DegreeBio ($100)
  • Photo Still Life from Pat Anderson ($240)
  • 10 hours of collaboration space rental from Cloud Ad Agents (and a 2.5 hour block for the Hangover Auction)
  • Cell phone and 3-month plan from Mobilicity, bundled with some hipster books from Raincoast ($200)
  • Dinner for 2 from Ronica Cooks + a $50 Type Books gift certificate ($150)
  • Dion Phaneuf’s Maple Leaf jersey and 2 tickets to the Leafs vs Hurricanes on Dec 28th ($300)
  • Designer’s Night In Gift Basket from Peapod Studios ($200)

…and from 9:15 to 9:45 we’re running a special Rogers Raffle Window with tech toys amundo including the killer Samsung Galaxy TAB valued at $625

So don’t forget to buy your Raffle Tickets – you’ve got to be in it to win it.

Besides, $25 worth of tickets will buy an emergency food hamper for a family of four.  Hit a bank machine before you come out tonight and wear your lucky underpants. Even if you don’t get lucky, you might get lucky…

Rogers $25 raffle ticket deal

[This is a guest post from Miranda MacDonald, part of the Social Media Team at Rogers]

Spend $25 on tickets, get warm device-happy fingers for you and help feed a family of four!

Hello, HoHoTOers!

I’ve got good news for your cold-but-device-happy fingers AND your conscience: Rogers has partnered up with HoHoTO so that the first 95 people to spend $25 or more on raffle tickets at the event will get a complimentary pair of device-friendly iGloves while supplies last!

You’re also helping out a family of four at the same time, since $25 will provide them with an emergency food hamper.

Here’s how iGlove redemption will work:

  • Each of those first 95 people to spend $25 or more on raffle tickets will get a special token from the raffle ticket seller
  • Bring that token to any member of the Rogers social media team to redeem your pair of complimentary iGloves (we’ll be in red shirts so you’ll know who we are)

Looking forward to seeing you all at HoHoTO tonight!


The HoHoTO Equation: You drink = they eat.

Those of us on Daily Bread Food Bank’s email list received another stark reminder this morning of why we do all this:

Imagine how it must feel to be hungry at this time of year, knowing that soon, thousands of families across Toronto will be sitting down and sharing a meal. A meal that you won’t have, because you can’t afford it.

The holiday season can be a miserable and lonely time for those struggling with hunger. But with your help, we can make this Holiday just a little brighter for thousands of your neighbours right across the GTA.

When you buy a ticket to HoHoTO or donate online here, you are helping us to ensure Daily Bread can continue providing nutritious food through the holiday season and the cold months ahead. Every single dollar counts and you’d be amazed how far your contribution can go:

  • A $50 HoHoTO ticket can feed forty people from casseroles prepared by trainees in Daily Bread’s Food Services Training Program
  • Buy $25 worth of raffle tickets at HoHoTO this Thursday night and you’re providing an emergency food hamper box for a family of four
  • Every $100 allows Daily Bread’s trucks to deliver 55,000 pounds of food to those who need it most in our communities

The numbers are really simple, people. Come to HoHoTO. Drink for hunger.