Image by .imelda via FlickrOnce again Twitter is at the forefront of Digital Philanthropy!
On Feb 12th, 2009 175 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals - bringing together twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money for charity:water.
Each Twestival is organised entirely by volunteers - and 100% of the money raised will go to charity:water.
You can join in and help raise money by:
- Attending your local Twestival
- Uploading or buying music at Twestival.fm.
- Taking part in the t-shirt design competition.
- Donating to charity: water.
Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. That's 1 in 6 of us!!
Each week there are 42,000 deaths caused by unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% of these are children under 5 years old.
Many people in the developing world walk more than three hours every day to fetch water.
Often communities in developing nations 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.So, come on . . . Join the Twestival!!