Vancouver Twestival tonight at the CBC building
“On Thursday 25 March 2010, people in hundreds of cities around the world will come together offline to rally around the important cause of Education by hosting local events to have fun and create awareness,” says the About page for Twestival.
The charity to benefit is Concern Worldwide. Based out of Ireland, this is: “an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to reducing suffering and ending extreme poverty.” One-hundred percent of funds raised will go towards Concern’s projects that focus on providing education for some of the 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school.
The Vancouver goal was to raise $4000 and we’ve already exceeded this in ticket sales. At the moment I hit Send on this here blog, Vancouver Twitter folks have raised $6402. I’ll update with a final total for Vancouver and the rest of the world.
Aside from the fund-raising aspect, Twestival is also a great opportunity to meet people in real life, after reading their tweets online for so long. Come on down if you have time and $20!