Who belongs at HoHoTO? You do!

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 When HoHoTO began in 2008, its first attendees were mainly from the technology and startup communities.

Being “the party that Twitter built,” it just made sense. After all, Twitter at that point was only a couple of years old, and early adopters to the microblogging site were mainly focused in those communities.

But as HoHoTO has grown over the years, so has its attendee base. Nowadays, you’re still likely to see the folks from the startup and technology worlds, but you’re also likely to see people from communications, the social media sphere, and people just out to do a good deed and raise some money for the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Since 2008, HoHoTO has raised more than $285,000 for Daily Bread. With your help, this year we can push that number to more than $300,000, and help some families in need this holiday season.

Not sure if you fit into the HoHoTO bucket? Don’t be shy, come out anyway! To ensure you have a great time, grab a bunch of your friends and buy a fistful of tickets. Coming with an entourage is definitely a way to make sure people you know are there.

But being that this is a social event, the other great way to scope out the guest list is to check out the #HoHoTO hashtag on Twitter and chat with other people who are coming (who you may not even know yet)!

We’ll see you on December 19!

HoHoTO tickets are on sale now!

Join us for #HoHoTo “the party that Twitter built” on Thursday, December 19th at The Mod Club in Toronto.

Want more details? How about? Awesome DJs, a cash bar, a raffle with fabulous prizes and lots of twitterluvvin’ – what more could you want? This party is for geeks, phreaks, webheads, twitterfiends, techies, media, marketing/PR types and ANYONE who owns a pair of dancing shoes! There will be boatloads of holiday cheer, plenty of beer – all for a great cause – The  Daily Bread Food Bank.

You party for one night – they eat for one week. 

HoHoTO Is Back! Help Us Support the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank

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You may have heard the story about how a group of folks came together over Twitter to organize a party called HoHoTO to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank. You may have also heard that after five years, HoHoTO was being retired.

We’re happy to announce that HoHoTO 2013 is a go! Mark your calendars for Dec. 19!

With the blessing of its founders, a new team of organizers made up of past volunteers, attendees, supporters and others who simply could not let HoHoTO end have come together to bring it back to the Virgin Mod Club for a sixth year.

Since its inception as a single tweet, HoHoTO has earned its stripes as a community fundraiser for a good cause, as well as a holiday party where you can meet tweeps IRL. Called “the party that Twitter built,” HoHoTO is often cited as one of the first examples of a hyper-connected online social movement which made a real-world difference. Since its founding in November, 2008, HoHoTO has raised almost $285,000 for Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank.

We’re not an entity – we’re a bunch of people. We’re a community, not a foundation. We are the best holiday party you may never have been to (yet!), and a great way to help feed a lot of  hungry people.

So join us on Dec. 19, and help make this year’s HoHoTO the most successful ever in support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank.

This party sells out fast and furious, so be sure to get your tickets (and a few for your friends!) as soon as possible. There are two ways you can do that:

1. Get your tickets NOW! Simple, right?

2. Sponsor HoHoTO and get tickets to use, give away, or raffle off with your sponsorship deal.

You  can also participate by getting creative with food drives, swear jars, and other fun ways to raise money for the Daily Bread Food Bank within your company, social networks and friends. Get your mojo on and prepare to bask in glory — it’s super awesome of you to be supporting a kick-ass holiday party for a great cause!

About Daily Bread Food Bank
Daily Bread Food Bank is fighting to end hunger in our communities.

As the hub of the food bank community in Toronto, Daily Bread supports approximately 170 member agencies in running different kinds of food relief programs. Its agencies run neighbourhood food banks where people come to access food hampers, as well as meal programs where people can access prepared meals such as soups or casseroles.

Daily Bread is the largest provider of emergency food relief in the GTA. Its member agencies see a monthly average of 66,000 client visits and serve the majority of the clients accessing food bank hampers in the city and many of the clients accessing prepared meals. Daily Bread’s boundaries encompass the former cities of East York, Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke and York.

Daily Bread is non-partisan and all-inclusive. Its supporters come from every income bracket, cultural background, faith group and walk of life. Whether informed by faith or social justice, the one thing they have in common is the belief that no one in our communities should go hungry.