You are invited to a special event, @TwestivalMNL, on March 24, 8:00 pm at Le Bistro Vert, Valero St. near the corner of H.V. dela Costa St. in Makati City, Metro Manila.
This is special because it will be our first time to hold a Twestival in the Philippines. We will be among many cities in the world which will have events on March 24 to "tweet, meet and give" to a good cause.
What makes this Twitter meetup different and worth your while? Like Twestivals abroad, @TwestivalMNL aims to help a good cause. All proceeds from ticket sales (P250 each only!) and other donations will go to @
, which aims to build specially-designed e-learning jeepneys to rural high schools. Yes, let's bring 'em social media and the internet to our provincial schools -- in the form of the very-Filipino jeepney powered by clean energy, outfitted with 3G and WIFI, with netbooks and other learning materials for kids to use.
Our initial target may be modest -- P140,000, or like the familiar 140-character tweet but multiplied many times and converted to money and directed at a good cause -- but we're sure we share that common sentiment of achieving and surpassing the goal.
Here are ways you could help:
Block off your March 24 8:00 pm so you could attend - and come along with a friend.
Follow @TwestivalMNL and tweet about the @TwestivalMNL event.
Invite your friends -- officemates, workmates, your boss, and even your family.
Sponsor the event, especially if your company is on Twitter or would like to reach out to the Philippines' lively and dynamic Twitter community in a socially-responsible way.
Buy tickets in advance - or buy tickets even if you cannot attend. The more tickets sold, the quicker we reach the goal of providing support to @jeepNEED and the rural high schools it wishes to serve. We will have a safe and secure way to buy tickets online.
Buy more than one ticket. Buy tickets in bulk. This is not for everyone, really. But for those who wish to donate to a good cause. We say to them: @TwestivalMNL and @jeepNEED would be glad to receive your donations!
Publicize the event on your blogs and on Facebook, on newspapers/radio/television if you're a journalist or editor, on your shows if you're a movie/TV star. Tell your many followers on Twitter about this event.
Volunteer to contact media. Volunteer to look for sponsors. Volunteer to perform a song or a dance at the event. Volunteer to help in any way you see fit.
You have the power to make things happen on Twitter, and the same thing goes for @TwestivalMNL and @
JeepneED. We can do this.
See you on March 24 and together, let's tweet, meet and give for our kids in rural high schools!
Many thanks and best regards,
P.S. Know more about Twestivals by watching the video below:
For the first time, Manila will be joining hundreds of cities around the world to support local causes. Join us on March 24 and be one of the thousands of people, gathered by twitter, gathering for a cause.