The global Twestival event, now in its second year, raises money via “social media for social good,” according to the event Web site. This year’s effort, celebrated on March 25 in hundreds of cities around the world, has raised $411,236 to date. This year’s funds will go to “education and 72 million children in the world who don’t have the opportunity to go to school,” according to the site.
Asheville adopted the event with enthusiasm last year, and did so again in 2010 . Asheville raised $3,055 this year, which was added into the total $108,551 raised in the United States. About two dozen U.S. cities threw Twestival parties on March 25, drawing a combined total of 3,406 attendees; Asheville’s partiers alone totaled 225.
Here’s the list of most of the U.S. party cities, which account for 3,036 attendees and $87,866 raised of the total. Note where Asheville ranks in each list; one list sorted by attendees and the other by funds raised.