Twestival™ (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good. All of the local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. Last year on 12 February 2009, the first Twestival Global was held in 202 international cities to support @charitywater, who were doing incredible work to help the almost 1 billion or 1 in 6 people in the world that don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. Over 1,000 volunteers and 10,000 donors fundraised $250k+, which resulted in more than 55 wells in Uganda, Ethiopia and India having a direct impact for over 17,000 people. I was unable to attend Twestival last year because it sold out before I could get a ticket!
This thursday I will be attending Twestival Global 2010 in NYC. People in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to support Concern Worldwide by hosting local events organized through social media.
As one of the largest Twestivals in the world, NYC Twestival will play host to thousands, raising funds for and awareness of Concern’s vitally important work around the world.
You can participate as well by checking if there is a local Twestival happening in your area. For more information on Twestival NYC, please visit newyork.twestival.com or follow @NYCTwestival on Twitter. Tickets can be purchased directly by visiting http://bit.ly/twestivaltix.
It will be twesti-bulous! Ew, that sounds sort of like it could be oozing with pus.
come to rachel’s event tomorrow night. foursquare sponsoring.
i will give you a foursquare sticker (if you’re a boy) – and a temporary tattoo (if you’re a girl)
i just made those rules up. i don’t know why.