Young Entrepreneurs, Giving Back
Tweeting for Social Justice
Sarah Prevette helps spearhead “Twestival Toronto," part of a global social media fundraising initiative that successfully brings together Twitter communities around the world to highlight social injustice and raise funds. In 2009, Twestival raised awareness about the lack of clean drinking water in developing nations and contributed over $250k to charity: water. This year, Twestival raised over $460,000 for Concern Worldwide, which builds schools and brings teachers to some of the world’s poorest communities. Prevette notes that Twestival Toronto contributed over $20,000 to the total.