24 August 2009

DC Twestival

DC Twestival is just around the corner - are you coming?

What's a twestival?

Glad you asked!

From their web site:

Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities are able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it would result in a spectacular impact. While Twestival Global put the spotlight around one cause, Twestival Local is encouraging cities around the world to host events in support a local cause.

100% of the proceeds from these events will go direct to the local not-for-profit selected. Everyone involved with Twestival is a volunteer; majority are crowdsourced using Twitter. Cities are asked to set a fundraising goal for their event, but it is much more than reaching a financial target. Twestival Local is a fantastic opportunity to connect with people in your community.

The goal is to give people a chance to feel they are contributing to a larger social initiative, but bring the cause a little closer to home.

The September 10 Twestival benefits rock-star local charity Miriam's Kitchen, a joint project of The George Washington University Hillel Student Association, Western Presbyterian Church and United Church, that addresses issues of hunger and homelessness in DC.

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