Charlotte Twestival

i was reading iJustine‘s blog and watched her video promoting the Twestival on february 12, 2009. she’s promoting the one in LA, but there are Twestivals in cities worldwide.

Twestival is what it sounds like– twitter + festival = Twestival!!!1

WHEN: February 12, Doors open at 6 pm, Festivities begin at 7

WHERE: Cans Bar and Canteen, Uptown Charlotte,
500 W. 5th Street, 28202

WHAT: Charity event for CHARITY:WATER.
Network with Charlotte Leaders in social media, technology, & business, listen to great music, and play fun games for prizes (including a cruise!).

COST: Tiered pricing – Give what you can for a ticket.
Limited number of $5.00 tickets available.
$100 VIP tickets come with plenty of perks.

if i can, i’d love to go to the one in charlotte. it all depends on my money situation. that and i have class until 2 on thursdays so i’m gonna try and see what i can do.

SO, if i can’t go, i’m posting about it here in the hopes that someone somewhere will go. you can help out by donating money to charity:water, entering their t-shirt design competition, uploading/buying music from, or by attending a Twestival near you. or all 4. :)

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it.

This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 – $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.

Twestival cities might consider setting a goal to raise enough money from their event to fund a well project in a developing country, starting at $4,000 USD.

if you can help out, DO IT!!!