Tweeting for a good cause

March 23, 2011 2:28:31 PM PDT
A small group of Houstonians who are as passionate about social media as they are about helping people have banded together to join those two passions, using Facebook and Twitter as mediums to create an event expected to raise thousands for a local nonprofit organization. Twestival (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities in real time to highlight a great cause through a fun event.

The largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date, 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.

The fourth annual Twestival Houston event is 6-10pm March 24 at the Baker Ripley Charter School on Rookin in southwest Houston. Everything for the event has been donated, so 100 percent of proceeds go to their selected charity -- Neighborhood Centers, Inc., which is an umbrella nonprofit that has served the Houston community for more than 100 years.

Twestival Houston will feature live music, raffle prizes, free food and beverages, plus plenty of networking for a great cause.

For more information, visit the Twestival Houston Facebook page. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, go to the Twestival Houston website. You can also follow Twestival Houston on Twitter at @twesth.