Hangover Auction – Monday Dec 20th!

Missed out on #HoHoTO? Didn’t win anything? Want a creative way to help us get over the $62K mark?
Join the Hangover Auction on Monday night on twitter!

“What is the Hangover Auction” you ask?

It’s when we auction off all the unclaimed raffle prizes on twitter to continue raising money for Daily Bread Food Bank!  This year, in addition to the unclaimed prizes from #HoHoTO (including a Blackberry Torch and a Sony eReader), we have some late prize donations coming in and we even reserved a couple of great prizes we reserved just for the Hangover Auction (Sony Dream Machine, Kobo, Talk Nerdy To Me Prize Pack which is a gift bag of assorted science nerd stuff and books.)

During the day Monday we’ll announce the Auction Lots and share photos of each lot on twitter!

So tell your friends and family Monday night is booked!  Pour yourself a drink. Put on your most comfortable lounge wear and settle in with your favourite twitter device to join the fun!

The auctions are fast and furious, with bids flying in from all over twitter. Exciting competition, fantastic prizes, raising even more money for Daily Bread and you don’t even have to put on pants!

Be a creative sponsor this season

[This is a guest post by Zoë Siskos, Community Manager for HomeStars.com. 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 to have problems such as “Which party am I going to this season?” rather than “Where am I going to find my next meal?”

That being said, we all want to participate and help out. Many of us have certain organizations that we hold dear to our heart – like Daily Bread Food Bank for HoHoTO. But among all of the other organizations asking for help, getting recognition (i.e. money, volunteers, sponsors) is difficult. We have to be creative.

This is why in addition to being a Gingerbread sponsor, HomeStars.com is donating an additional $5 for every approved review from Dec 1 to the event.

Just click on this link to get started (and please share it with friends and family). We also have another special promotion in the HoHoTO swag bag for the first 100 attendees (you’ll have to show up early for this one)!

I also saw on Twitter that swear jars are popping up in offices all around the city – simple, creative, and I’m sure it’s quite effective. Good job to everyone involved!

And if you are one of the lucky ones that snagged a ticket to the event, give yourself a pat on the back for your donation. But I challenge you to step up even further, do something above and beyond just coming to the party. Participate in one of the existing promos or come up with something entirely new. Let’s pull together and make this a record breaking year for sponsorships and donations!