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Jul. 6th, 2010 | 12:12 am
posted by: pinstripers16 in phoenixtearsorg

Hi guys, I'm not actually sure if this is allowed here, and if it's not then the mods should feel free to take it down. I promise I won't be sad. But I figured that since we're a HP based charity, you wouldn't mind if I posted about another HP based charity that needs help.

Today is one of those rare days when I'm asking you to vote for something. I don't do this often, but this is a cause that's near and dear to my heart, so I'm gonna ask you to take 30 seconds and vote for the Harry Potter Alliance to win $250,000 from Chase Community Giving. CLICK THIS LINK! http://bit.ly/hpaftw

So, what, you ask, is the Harry Potter Alliance? The HPA is a charity run by Andrew Slack which takes the lessons we learned in the Harry Potter books and applies them to the real world. They've done work registering people to vote, to stop media consolidation in the US, and most importantly increasing literacy around the world. Last year their Accio Books! book drive sent several thousand books to a youth village in Rwanda, and this year's drive sent a similar number of books to the Mississippi delta. If you need more info, you can check out this video. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxM-uBsoMxg

There are a few things they intend to do with the money. The first of which is increasing literacy around the world. You all know that I'm an English teacher. My house is full of books, as are all your houses. There are kids in the world who don't have access to books, or even know how to read simply because they can't afford to be sent to school. That kills me. If the HPA wins this money getting kids access to school and books is first on the list.

CLICK THIS LINK! http://bit.ly/hpaftw

A lot of my friends roll your eyes at me every time I talk about Harry Potter, or Wizard Rock, or all the friends I've made because of it. I'm sure lots of them think that it's stupid and that I'm wasting my time and that one day I'll grow out of it. Maybe. But every now and then we come together and do something really special that makes me want to say to you all "Look what we just did! This is freaking amazing so you should all shut the hell up because because the power of people motivated by the lessons of Dumbledore and the power of live is not to be messed with." The day that I was most proud of being a Harry Potter fan was the day of Helping Hati Heal. After the disastrous earthquakes that ravaged Hati, the HPA organized a massive internet telethon that brought together people from several fandoms: Twilight, Hunger Games, the Nerdfighters, and biggest, Harry Potter. In a week we came together and raised $123,754.41. For those of you playing at home, that was enough money to send FIVE PLANES (OMG!) full of personnel and supplies to relieve the people of Hati. That was amazing, nothing like that has ever happened before, but if the HPA wins $250,000, it can happen again.

It takes 30 seconds. Please help us to win. It's a totally sweet charity run by an amazing human being. I know most of you have ever met him, so you'll just have to trust me. Please help.

CLICK THIS LINK! http://bit.ly/hpaftw

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Machiavellian Puppet Master

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from: tjs_whatnot
date: Jul. 7th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
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No prob.

You might want to also consider random_fandom at Dreamwidth too. The comm was MADE for this sorts of things.

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Julia

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from: pinstripers16
date: Jul. 7th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
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I can't seem to get in there. Would you mind posting over there? Please? You can copy and paste this post exactly if you like.

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