Edmonton Twestival is back #yeg tweeps! We're excited to announce that on March 24, 2011, we'll be joining cities all over the globe to raise money for the a local charity.
What's a Twestival?
Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities off-line on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grass roots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 non-profits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.
Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu have participated in Twestival.
Twestival Local 2011 is a great opportunity to bring the community together. The day is about more than fundraising, but all money raised will go directly to a local charity, that means 100% of the funds will be spent right here in Edmonton.
So what charity are we supporting?
We're supporting the Edmonton Public School Foundation. It's an organization that focuses on supporting two main programs: Early Learning and Full-Day Kindergarten.
The schools supported have students who are considered Edmonton's most socially vulnerable citizens.
For updates or to get involved, please follow us on Twitter @yegtwestival and don't forget to save the date: 24th March 2011.
How can I help?
We're currently looking for silent auction/door prize items for the evening. If you know of something or want to help find items, contact @britl or @yegtwestival!