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Most of you might already know that I am organising the Twestival Local in Melbourne, this year. I am honored and happy to be a part of such a great initiative and working with an awesome team!

Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.

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. Please see www.twestival.com for more information.

On the same day and at the same time, over Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu come together to raise funds for a local charity that they choose. These events are all live streamed and available on the internet for the world to watch. Considering the time zone, Australia will be one of the first countries to start the event at 6 pm on 24th March 2011. You can see all details about the event, charity and team behind it on the official blog www.melbourne.twestival.com

The chosen charity beneficiary for this year’s Twestival Melbourne is STREAT MELBOURNE. STREAT does a great job of providing social support with industry training and employment opportunities to young homeless people in their street cafes. They offer customers delicious and cost‐effective meals celebrating the unique tastes and styles of street cultures world-wide. You can see more information about them on their awesome website- www.streat.com.au

Tickets are being sold from $25 upwards. With just a 100 tickets available, you can expect them to get sold out pretty quickly. So, get your ticket now!

All proceeds from the sales of these tickets will go to STREAT directly. There will also be a fund raising auction of awesome items that Melbourne based businesses have kindly offered to the cause.

This is your chance to meet the top twitter people in Melbourne, while supporting a great local charity. Be there!  Tweet, meet, give :)

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