HoHOTo: A Recap

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A couple of weeks ago we held the follow up to December’s hugely successful HoHoTo event which raised $25,000 for the Daily Bread Foodbank here in Toronto.

Held on August 18th, wright in the thick of a hot & sticky week here in Toronto, almost 500 people from Toronto’s technology, marketing, social media & visual thinking communities came out to support the party at the Wetbar & Suite 106 clubs (they’re two different floors of the same building).

While the summer kept our goals a little more modest – we’re pleased to have been able to raise over $10,500 as of the night of the event (a final tally is in the works) and as an added bonus we raised another few hundred dollars with a twitter auction of unclaimed raffle prizes. You can find photos from the evening on Flickr in the #hohoto pool.

The reality is, at this time of year, every penny counts. Like December, the middle of the summer is another spot where the foodbank sees fundraisers and donations drop off sharply. We’re pleased and proud to be able to pull together events in these “quiet” times that help give them an unexpected boost when they need it most.

Thanks to everyone in the community who came out and supported the event! If all goes well we’ll see you in December again.

– Ryan

HoHoTo is Back – August 18, 2009

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Who says we have to wait until Christmas to have another party? HoHoto is back on August 18th. Dubbed Ho-HOT-o, in recoqnition of our summer date this party is shaping up to be another fantastic event to benefit the Daily Bread Food Bank here in Toronto.

Here’s the official announcement:

‘Tis the season… for HOT times and good deeds! HoHOTo brings the holiday spirit to the hot summer nights with a grand party at Wetbar & Suite 106 on August 18. There’ll be DJs, prizes, beautiful people, interactive fun and the warm fuzzy joy of doing good on a night out.

Once again the HoHOTo crew are bringing people together to support the Daily Bread Food Bank, feeding hungry people across the GTA. Show your support by buying tickets or just making a donation, and then Tweet (we’re @hohoto, or just use the #hohoto hashtag), email, Facebook or blog about your contributions.

You can share photos with us, send our DJs live requests via Twitter, but most importantly, come and party with the crew that brings the good times AND the good deeds.

Our holiday party last December was a huge success, and we’re planning even bigger things this year. Don’t miss out! There’s only 500 tickets for sale and once they’re gone… they’re gone.

As the post says “once they’re gone… they’re gone” and I guarantee you they will be. Last winter’s event sold out in just 9 days and I won’t even go into how much the few tickets that did become available sold for in the days leading up (let’s just say today’s price of $10 is one heck of a deal in comparison).

Sponsor HoHoTo!

If you’re a local business and want to help out in a big way, consider sponsoring us! Just drop me an email at ryan (at) ryancoleman (.) ca and I’ll connect you with the sponsorship team. Watch the Hohoto.ca site over the coming days as more details will be emerging about the sponsorship packages we’re offering.

So make sure you get your ticket and come join us for the Hottest party of the summer.

– Ryan