Every December since 2008 something magical happens in Toronto. A group of people come together at #HoHoTO – a Holiday Party/Fundraiser in support of Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank. I’ve had the pleasure of attending since 2008 and it’s usually the highlight of the holiday season. Music, laughter, fun photo props, an auction and much more this is a night of generosity that truly sparkles with holiday magic. HoHoTO has raised over $300,000 to date for Daily Bread.
I had a chance to ask one of the 2014 HoHoTO organizers, Kathryn Boland, about the event.
Q: So what IS HoHoTO and how did it begin?
A: HoHoTO: HoHoTO is an annual holiday party for the Toronto tech community to raise funds for the Daily Bread Food Bank. The event originated in 2008 from a group of friends on Twitter with a shared passion to make a difference within the Toronto community.
Q: What can we expect from HoHoTO 2014?
A: Attended by 600 of Toronto’s startup, tech, social media and design professionals, HoHoTO is a holiday party you don’t want to miss. Guests can dance away the night, take their chance at our raffle, get a new profile pic or network with old and new friends.
Q: What is the Hangover Auction?
A: Every year we have a ton of raffle prizes from smartphones to restaurant gift cards and prizes that don’t get claimed on the night of the event or any duplicates are auctioned off soon after the event live on Twitter. Stay tuned to the @HoHoTO Twitter account for more information or join the HoHoTO mailing list
Q: Apart from attending HoHoTO how can Her City Lifestyle readers get involved?
A: We’re looking for all the support we can get. Readers can share the event with their friends and followers. Make a donation to our event or bid on Hangover Auction items after the event.