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How To HoHoTO

December 16, 2010 by Michael

So you’ve got your HoHoTO ticket in hand and you’re getting ready to deck those halls tonight. Woohoo! Whether this is your first HoHoTO or you’re a seasoned reveler, we thought these ten quick tips and reminders might come in handy: 1. GET YOUR VENUE ON: HoHoTO is once more at The Mod Club – they’ve… Read more »

HoHoTO Raffle Goodies

December 16, 2010 by Michael

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… Read more »

Rogers $25 raffle ticket deal

December 16, 2010 by Michael

[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… Read more »

The HoHoTO Equation: You drink = they eat.

December 14, 2010 by Michael

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… Read more »

Be a creative sponsor this season

December 10, 2010 by zoe siskos

[This is a guest post by Zoë Siskos, Community Manager for You can read more on their blog, or follow their Twitter account @HomeStars] This time of year can be overwhelming. It seems that the biggest events, charitable promotions and holidays happen all at once. Of course, we should all remind ourselves that we are fortunate… Read more »

Add a little HoHoTO Love to your email sig

December 9, 2010 by Michael

We’ve seen a bunch of our Twitter friends doing the Twibbon thing to show their support for HoHoTO by adding a simple image overlay to their Twitter avatar. Of course, not everybody is on Twitter (er… they aren’t?).  So if you’re a HoHoTO supporter, how else can you help spread the word to all those… Read more »

HoHoTO Swear Jars

December 8, 2010 by Michael

[This is a special guest post from HoHoTO Helper Elf, Kiva Reardon. Want to add your own Holiday message to HoHoTO fans? Let us know.] I like to swear. Well, it’s less a question of liking and more that it’s so ingrained in my vocabulary that I find I have physical reactions when I’m socially… Read more »

Help HoHoTO meet new sponsors

December 6, 2010 by Michael

A huge part of our ability to help the Daily Bread Food Bank comes from the donations made by sponsors of HoHoTO.  We’re eternally grateful to the generous and savvy sponsors who’ve chosen to support us in the past.  So far, sponsors have come to HoHoTO in one of two ways – they’ve either reached… Read more »

On tickets, taxes and how HoHoTO works

December 1, 2010 by Michael

One of the big questions this year is: how come my HoHoTO tix and sponsor packages now have HST on them? It’s a pain, we know, but we’re afraid we have no choice. Last year’s HoHoTO brought in $40,000. We hope and expect to raise even more this year. That puts us over the $30K… Read more »

HoHoTO Tickets Now On Sale!

December 1, 2010 by Michael

HoHoTO 2010 is here! Time to polish off those credit cards and PayPal accounts and start feeding Toronto’s hungry. There’s a story behind the ticket pricing this year, one we’re sure you’ll understand. Our goal, as always, is to make as much as we can for the Daily Bread Food Bank – and to ensure… Read more »