Asheville has already been a part of the Twestival Global network before and helped raise money for local and worldwide benefits. Projects ranged from getting water to 3rd world countries to helping local farmers in the Western North Carolina community. This time the focus is on education. 100% of the money raised from Twestival’s around the world will go to Concern Worldwide. Education is a key to coming out of poverty and reaching for more in one’s life. This year, Asheville is going to have a part in making this happen around the world!
What is Twestival? Simply… it is a Twitter Festival, a festival organized and initiated on Twitter. It is a global meet-up of Twitter users and others who donate and raise funds for a certain benefit.
Who is Concern Worldwide? Well according to their Twitter profile they proclaim… “We help the poorest people in the world’s poorest countries. And we tweet.” Concern began working in Biafra in Africa. 40 years later, they are now working in 28 of the world’s poorest countries. Concern is also actively involved in raising funds to send “Survival Packs” to Haiti.
Twestival Asheville is just one of the many Cities involved in this great effort. New York City is actually having Twestival NYC on Times Square. And then there is Twestival Seoul, Twestival Singapore, Twestival London, Twestival India, Twestival Kota Kinabalu, Twestival Moscow and so many more. Asheville is a part of this big picture.