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What is a Twestival?  Consider it the perfect marriage of social media and social responsibility.

The idea originated with Amanda Rose, a social media consultant in the United Kingdom, in hopes of uniting twitter users in various cities, states and countries in an effort to raise money for charitable causes – the first being clean water projects.

The result was an amazing connection of volunteers hosting events in more than 200 cities around the world. More than $250,000 was raised during the one day Twestival which will enable more than 50 specific clean water projects to take place in Uganda, Ethiopia and India.

A second Twestival is set to take place this weekend with a stronger emphasis on local charities. Hundreds of cities have already organized and scheduled their Twestivals with a goal of raising $400,000 nationwide – all of which will be directly contributed to each host city’s local charity of choice.

Click the links below to find out if a Twestival is going on in your city. You can also submit your own ideas for future Twestivals.

Nashville’s Twestival Featured on WTVF
Visit Twestival Nashville
Follow Twestival on Twitter
Visit Water Charity Site

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