Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Harry Potter Alliance Raises Funds for Equality This Fall

Wizards and witches alike have the power to create change, and that's exactly what The Harry Potter Alliance has been inspiring in Harry Potter fans since 2005.

This October, the non-profit organization is launching Expecto Equality, a fundraiser supporting year round commitment to helping fans become engaged activists in their communities.

The HPA's goals will focus on fighting for climate change, supporting initiatives for immigrants, engaging voters with free training, specialized toolkits, resources and mobilization for events.

Contributions to their campaign includes perks such as signed books from Neil Gaiman and Jackson Bird, brand new art from Risa Rodil, unique perks from Emily Graslie, Preeti Chhibber, Sarah Sterling, Harry and the Potters, exclusive event opportunities from LeakyCon and a wellness guide from Heroine Training as well as exclusive merchandise like shirts, pins and a fanny pack.

The campaign will run until October 31st. Supporters can currently contribute through IndieGogo to help the HPA reach their goal. 

Check out the official website for more information on The Harry Potter Alliance.

From the official press release:
For 14 years, the HPA has proven the power of story to inspire and drive change. Today, dark forces tell stories designed to drive fear, hate, and hopelessness. The HPA will fight back around the world by helping fans reclaim the power of story and make a major impact in communities, in the streets, and at the ballot box throughout the rest of the year and into 2020.

“The stories that these campaigns and our chapters are able to tell through their activism is making positive change both locally and around the world,” Managing Director, Katie Bowers said. “Fundraisers like Expecto Equality support staff time, resource development, and our web and conference presences - and that allows us to do huge things! Donating to the HPA through Expecto Equality means you believe in a more just and magical future. This fall, in addition to supporting dozens of actions to show up for immigrants and to fight for the climate, we are on track to train over 1,000 young activists this year! That’s a thousand new heroes, hitting the ground running and working for change in their communities.”

As a fan-led nonprofit, the HPA relies almost entirely on donations. For every $1,500 raised, the HPA will be able to keep their world-class trainings and campaigns going for one week. Once the $20,000 goal is met, they will be able to commit to 13 weeks of meaningful action. To donate visit and follow @thehpalliance to stay up to date on the HPA’s newest campaigns.

The Harry Potter Alliance ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that turns fans into heroes. We’re changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, we’ve engaged millions of fans through our work for equality, human rights, and literacy.

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