Harry Potter Alliance Wins $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving Challenge


Jul 13, 2010

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Unbelievable news today. THANKS TO YOU the Harry Potter Alliance has won $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving Challenge.

“This is the only time I have no quotes,” said Andrew Slack, head of the organization. Slack is known for having a quote for anything at any given time.

111 Responses to Harry Potter Alliance Wins $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving Challenge

Avatar Imageallprostar31 says: This is awesome!Avatar Imagemcgregml says: Congratulations!Avatar Imageuchihaclan89 says: This is great news :) Congratulation to HPA!Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Wow, congratulations HPA! I voted! This is wonderful news!Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: I am so happy and proud right now. We are such an amazing fandom when we band together. Thank you HPA for being a great organization, and congrats!Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: I am so happy and proud right now. We are such an amazing fandom when we band together. Thank you HPA for being a great organization, and congrats!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Double rainbow all the way! <333 Andrew. Wish I could see him. Now when do we get to see that video, Melissa??Avatar Imagenddulac says: Great news! But now the real work commences - using the funds wisely and effectively.Avatar ImageSteph-potter says: This is awesome. Congrats to us all for voting and getting people to vote. And CONGRATSS to Andrew, Kate and the rest of the HPA team. Guys you've got a lot of work ahead of you! :DAvatar ImageCarinaPotter says: This is fantastic! This is amazing news, I can't believe it. Congrats!Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: Such incredible news! This is another one of the many moments when I am so proud to be part of the HP fandom. And I especially love that Melissa and others are now encouraging everyone to donate to the second place winners; they're a great organization as well. HP fans are the best! :DAvatar ImageStarlysh says: I'm so happy! It's SO amazing to see all the things we can accomplish when we come together! And it's only the beginning of all the awesome we'll be able to do for the world! So many exclamations!!!!!Avatar Imageowanalilypotter says: WOOO! Go HPA!!! I knew we could do it! Avatar Imagemoglet says: This is wonderful and we know the money will be used just where it is needed, Well done HPAAvatar ImageSlytherin Princess101 says: We did it!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!Avatar ImageOh Neville says: Great news. Didn't think it was going to happen there for a bit. Congrats to all who made it happen, and thank you, Melissa! Avatar ImageMarenSusanna says: Congratulations! :D:DAvatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: That's awesome!! Congratulations!!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: WHOOOOOOOOO! GO HPA! im so happy for them! and all the people they will help!Avatar ImageLily_Phoenix says: I stayed up last night to see the results. Remember the 9 3/4 movement? I guess that's a thing of the past! Imagine what's going to be achieved with a quarter of a million dollars!Avatar ImageViccy6 says: Congratulations HPA ! :DAvatar ImageViccy6 says: Congratulations HPA ! :DAvatar ImageGryffipuff says: OUTSTANDING!!! I am thrilled to say that I was a part of this! Congrats, Andrew and all of you at the HPA. :)Avatar ImageLeper says: I'm horribly pleased with my fandom at the moment. I know Andrew and everyone at the HPA will do something--or "somethings"--good with all that money.Avatar ImageViccy6 says: Congratulations HPA ! :DAvatar Imageshbz says: Wizards doing good!Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wooooooooooowwww CONGRATULATIONSAvatar Imagehp29 says: This is so, so awesome!Avatar Imagehp29 says: This is so, so awesome!Avatar Imagehp29 says: This is so, so awesome!Avatar Imagehp29 says: This is so, so awesome!Avatar Imagexoniamhox says: Woah! I got lots of my friends to do it! :D It's my birthday today! Wooo! :)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: One word: yay!Avatar Imagenowhere89 says: I worried there for awhile!! Such great news!!!! CONGRATS HPA!Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Congratulations HPA!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: Yay!!! Congrats!!!Avatar Imagehewy says: Congratulations! Wonderful new!!!!!Avatar Imagerosepug says: YES!!!Avatar Imageccking says: THIS IS SO GREAT! It's a fantastic organization.Avatar ImageKellyAnn says: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO HPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagedaharja says: That was the most amazing experience of my life.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: OMG, this is so fantastic. All the good things HPA can do with that money. Yippee for the fandom!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Wow! This is so amazing! Congratulations HPA!Avatar ImagePhlegm De La Coeur says: Congrats! This is such a fantastic fandom!!!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: That's awesome. You rock HPA.Avatar ImageJulia in CT says: I'm absolutely thrilled about all this. We all worked really hard, annoyed and bugged everyone we've ever met, and were generally obnoxious. It paid off, and proved that fandom can move mountains. I'm so proud of us.Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: Congratulations, this is brilliant news and thoroughly well deserved. The HPA has already done commendable work on so little so I'd love to see how far it can go with this. And well done to all the HP fans who voted.Avatar Imagejaclyngirl713 says: I am sooooo excited! We did it guys! Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: pretty damn cool. I remember Andrew from the hbp release in harvard square, he was passing out little flyers and just talking to everyone. and it turned into THIS.Avatar Imageemigirl1013 says: YEEAAHH!!! Avatar Imageliv-wa says: YESYESYESYESYES [= Last night was so AWESOME. [= Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: Another display of the awe-inspiring power of the internet!Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: This is one of the shortest articles I've ever read on this site, and by far the best. The last two sentences especially: '"This is the only time I have no quotes," said Andrew Slack, head of the organization. Slack is known for having a quote for anything at any given time.' So perfect!!!!! It's also the best because the HPA just WON FREAKING 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!! I love the Harry Potter fandom. And Nerdfighteria. And the Youtube community! I just... wow.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: yay!!! i posted it on my facebook home page to get my friends to vote for the HPA last night :)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Yay! We did it! Congrats, HPA. :o)Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: Not only did we achieve greatness in Harry's name last night, but we made Andrew Slack speechless!! What a night!! THANK YOU to EVERYONE who made this happen, from everyone who canvassed for votes to Andrew, Kate, Melissa, John, and everyone else who spearheaded the campaign. I am SO incredibly blessed to have found a family in this fandom!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Well done, all you Harry Potter fans on facebook. This is very good news! Avatar ImageKaliOlive says: Hooray!! So glad we won!!!Avatar ImageSindi says: WOOOO! That's AWESOME! CONGRATS!!Avatar ImageSindi says: WOOOO! That's AWESOME! CONGRATS!!Avatar Imagepotterprab says: wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats extremely outstanding great new and congrats to everyone who voted!!! c(:Avatar Imagekeltek says: w00t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageGlowstick says: Lets think about the work ahead. WE can make a difference!Avatar Imagelizzardbreath says: that is so awesome way to go hpaAvatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Yay congratulations!!!!!!! I voted :)Avatar ImageCatherine says: CONGRADULATIONS!!!!! THIS IS SUCH EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! IM SO HAPPY THIS IS SO EXCITING!Avatar ImageHPandtheDA007 says: This is why the HP fandom is so amazing. We help out causes that we know are doing great things in the world. Not to say that the other charities aren't doing great things, I'm just biased toward HP. Look at what we did with Haiti, and now this? We have the "magic" to do so much more and I'm truly honored to be a part of it all. Congrats HP Alliance!Avatar ImageShinyPineapple says: I am proud to say i voted, and spent days begging people to vote, getting up early, working hard on a spreadsheet, and going to bed late..and MAN am i hungover.... Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: YAY for the HPA!!! I'm so happy they won! I voted and helped to spread the word and I'm glad they got it! :DAvatar Imageakcorr says: Freaking Awesome. It makes me feel my vote mattered :)Avatar ImageNicci Weasley says: That is nothing less than fantastic! This community.... It is just amazing! Amazing people all over this place :)Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: awesome. i luv the no quotesAvatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Many congratulations!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW !!! that is AWESOME!!!! I am also glad that I voted, and was able to help out a tiny bit!!!! Avatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: wow thats awwesome!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!Avatar Imageget1nexttime says: Congrats HPA! Avatar ImageButterfly_Boy says: Congratulation to the HPA. It's a fabulous achievement, winning out of 500 000 other organisations. Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I joined face book to my family's surprise just to vote. I'm so proud of being a part of people like the HP fan group. Melisa thanks for telling us about it you are so kind and know how to get things done. I'm so happy we won.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Never Underestimate the Power of an Obsessive Fandom!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Way to go. HPA does a whole lot of great things and, now they can do a whole lot more. Way to go :)Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: this just proves how great the harry potter fandom really is. we as harry potter fans can really make differences in peoples lives.Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: Yay! I knew we could do it! Thanks to everyone else who voted!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: WONDERFUL News! CONGRATULATIONS to HPA!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: This is awesome! Everyone who voted is awesome! I wonder exactly what they're going to do with it all? DFTBA, guys!Avatar Imagelovemarauders says: congratulations!!!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Who Hoo! We did it! All together!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Well done !Avatar ImageMeggie the Goose says: Congrats, HPA!!!! Avatar Imageemmawatsonfan13 says: WOW!! That's awesome! Now, I have a question....what is leaky going to do with this money? Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: SQUEEEEEE!!!! Congratulations HPA!!! We did it!!! :DAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: I never doubted for a minute!Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: This is fantastic!Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: I wish I had found out about Harry Potter Alliance earlier. This sounds super generous to the charities. So happy for them though! Woo changing the world.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: this is so amazing! Hooray HPA!!! Can't wait to see you put this money into use to do amazing things!Avatar ImageLittle Light says: Way to go! Whoop!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Congratulation leaky. You did it.!!!!Avatar Imageweasleygirl101 says: SQUEEE!!! This is FANTASTIC news!!! I'm so proud of the fandom!!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: so awesome im sooooo glad i got to be a part of it and totally worth the time to voteAvatar ImageMischief.Managed says: Congratulations! That is so fantastic!Avatar ImageAmaranthy says: Congratulations!!!!Avatar ImageRhiannon da crazygirl says: YAY! I did a happy dance when i found out! So glad i voted!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: No dancing here... But I am happy!Avatar ImageRowling Stones says: Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!! DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Avatar ImageVincenza says: Well done!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Hey, when do we get our 1,000 points for voting? (Just asking!)Avatar ImageAnnieFalls says: YESS AHH. WE DID IT.Avatar ImageAnnieFalls says: YESS AHH. WE DID IT.Avatar ImageAnnieFalls says: YESS AHH. WE DID IT.

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