They say Twitter is all about meaningless posts about what you had for lunch. Try telling that to the social media influencers behind Twestival KL.
Since it was first held in 2009, the annual gathering of Twitterers (which is part of the global Twestival movement) has been raising funds for good causes using the power of social media.
This year, the proceeds from Twestival KL will benefit local non-profit and non-governmental organisation Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat (PKKI), which focuses on helping special needs children.
“PKKI Hulu Langat currently serves as a drop-in centre for over 90 youths with special needs and are raising funds to build a one-stop centre.
“The Twestival KL team hopes to contribute what we can so the organisation can continue doing its good work,” said co-organiser Niki Cheong.
The Twestival will be held at The Bee, Publika from 2pm to 6pm on Dec 7. On top of the star-studded list of celebrity guests, attendees can also meet the social media personalities that are part of the event’s organising committee including David Lian, Suanie Tew, Fiona Jitab, Jason Lioh and Chee Ching.
To raise even more funds, sponsored items from brands like Malaysia Airlines, Nike and The Majestic KL will also be auctioned off. The items will be posted on www.testivalkl.com for public bidding and the auctions will close on the day of Twestival.
“Besides wanting to raise as much funds from the entry fee, MDeC (Multimedia Development Corporation) has pledged to match
our fundraising amount up to RM10,000,” said Cheong.
Anyone can attend the event with a minimum donation of RM50. Those interested can book a
place by tweeting @TwestivalKL or sending an email to email@example.com. PKKI will issue tax-exemption receipts for any donations above the amount of RM50
Date: Dec 7 n Time: 2-6pm n Venue: The Bee, Publika n Price: Minimum donation of RM50
Celebrity guests will include Elaine Daly, Carmen Soo, Vince Chong, Will Quah and Chelsia Ng
For more information, log on to www.kualalumpur.twestival.com or twitter.com/TwestivalKL.