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The girls of YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre (video)

December 11, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Meet some the girls we’ll be helping become more empowered and valued: YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre is a girls-only space. At the Centre, girls 9 to 18 years of age try new activities, develop skills and discuss topics in a safe place. Girls build leadership skills, enhance their self-esteem, learn to live safely in their… Read more »

What to consider before #HoHoTO

December 10, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Bring a friend Save $5 with a food item, or an old gadget Rent a dress Think of questions for participating organizations Prepare to meet strangers Getting there Hope for a door prize! Bring Friends Invite your friends to get a ticket. You’ve already done that, right? Please copy and paste a post! Or invite… Read more »

Check out these fabulous door prizes!

December 9, 2015 by Lee Dale

⛄ We have a number of generous sponsors who have donated some great swag that you can win by, wait for it, just buying a ticket for the event and being there to accept your winnings. That’s it. Enjoy the party, win some stuff! Here’s what’s up for grabs: 1) Blue Jays fans! After a… Read more »

Rent a dress, support a girl

December 9, 2015 by Shanondoah Nicholson

Why purchase a dress for HoHoTO when you can rent one at 90% off its retail cost and use the difference to support YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre? Rent Frock Repeat is offering all HoHoTO guests a $25 credit on your rental. They will also donate 10% of all rentals back to the YWCA Toronto. Just… Read more »

Get ready for random chats all night long

December 8, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Sam:) is bringing random, anonymous, one-to-one chat to HoHoTO. During the event, text “start” to 647-490-CHAT to talk with someone else at HoHoTO. Who knows, maybe you’ll meet your new business partner, investor, or best friend! So be sure to save 647 490-2428 in your favourites for Dec 11.

Transit, parking & restaurants near The Mod Club

December 6, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Transit & Cabs Mod Club 722 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C5 – Google Map TTC: Ossington Station Bus 63, 8 min. Bathurst Station 511 then 506 Carleton, 16 min. Queen’s Park 506 Carleton, 13 min. Christie Station walk down Manning St, 15 min. Parking Park on College St. for free after 9 pm. Or… Read more »

We’d love a little help from our friends. Please share HoHoTO

December 3, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

HoHoTO is almost a week away and we’d love your help. If you’re a new or long-time HoHoTO supporter, please share a post about HoHoTO in your preferred social networks. Some suggested posts, images, memes, etc. are below to copy and paste. Please remember to tag each with #hohoto! And, of course, join us @HoHoTO… Read more »

#GivingTuesday is easy. Pick a charity. Participate!

December 1, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

With the festive season upon us, it’s a time for giving, connecting and improving community, and acknowledging the things we’re grateful for. Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season. It was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations… Read more »

Sponsorship is off to a great start. Don’t delay in supporting #HoHoTO

November 30, 2015 by Matthew Burpee

Many thanks to our sponsors! More than a dozen organizations have contributed! For now, please learn more about our valued sponsors from our Twitter list or below. With a tax receipt from YWCA, content and brand engagement opportunities with the best of Toronto’s digital community, a cause your employees can rally behind, and sponsorship starting… Read more »

The all new is live. Check it out!

November 25, 2015 by Lee Dale

The new is live! Learn more about Our Mission, including participating organizations and our audacious three-year goal, get all the party details, and learn how you can Get Involved with this important cause. See you on December 11!