Stanford Federal Credit Union recently took part in Twestival 2010 demonstrating how much good can be accomplished-one tweet at a time.
Twestival was created as a way to harness social media by bringing together talent and resources for a single day to spark change and raise funds for a good cause. A total of 175 cities worldwide participated by hosting Twestival events on March 25 to benefit education.
Serving as the main sponsor of the local Palo Alto Twestival efforts, the over $640 million credit union hosted a celebration at the B412 nightclub. Spreading the word via Twitter and Facebook, Twestival supporters were also encouraged to buy tickets for the event by donating online at www.paloalto.twestival.com. Some 60 people attended the Stanford FCU event which raised over $1,700.
"Showing our aggregate strength has the power to make a real difference to a lot of people. The credit union has always participated in local events, and here's one that's local but helps children worldwide. How could we not?" said SFCU Marketing/Business Development Vice President Margaret Wold.
Over $350,000 was raised globally that day to support education programs for some of the poorest children in the world through Concern Worldwide.