HPA For the Win – Take Five Minutes to Help the HP Alliance Change the World


Jul 06, 2010

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Our friends at the Harry Potter Alliance are currently closing in on the lead for the Chase Community Giving Challenge, an effort which allows people from around the world to help allocate $5 million to hundreds of thousands of charities around the country. The HPA is in the running for the $250,000 prize, which will be awarded to the charity which receives the most votes right here.
With those funds, the HPA websites notes that the charity will be able to, “improve Literacy, LGBT Rights, AND build an Online Coalition of Fandoms, Youtube Communities, and Organizations. No one has ever before brought communities like these together and the one time we have, we raised over $123,000 for Haiti. Human rights and fighting global warming continue to lack the kind of energy and enthusiasm that we will bring to the table. Ready to see a game changer in the world of social activism? If we win the $250,000 prepare to see a massive shift!”
Voting, which takes no more than thirty seconds, is open now and runs through July 12th. Vote here!

28 Responses to HPA For the Win – Take Five Minutes to Help the HP Alliance Change the World

Avatar ImageJulia in CT says: This is amazing. I’m an English teacher and I spend a great deal of time trying to teach my students that literature isn’t just something we read for fun, it’s something that can help and inspire us to change the world. This is the perfect example of that. I’ve never been more proud to be part of the Harry Potter fandom.Avatar Imagegaminette says: Is it only through Facebook? I hate Facebook. I refuse to sign up. Surely there's another way to vote for them? Avatar Imageeruanna317 says: I've always marveled at what the HPA has been able to do with just the donations from HP fans. Imagine what they could do with $250K! As I write this comment, we're in the lead by about 600 votes but we need a MUCH bigger margin. I hope everyone who reads this will vote, vote, vote and get as many others to do so as you can! HPA FTW!Avatar ImageEmmaria says: wooooooooow that's cooooooooooooooooll!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagepalantiriel says: Please vote everyone, it really does take 30 seconds!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: Its Soooooooo easy! If you have facebook it just takes 2 or 3 clicks to vote, thats all. Think of the difference you could make!!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Thats really great!! And that too in just simple stepsAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Voted, love the letter J.K. Rowling wrote to the HPA "awesome (and I mean that in the true sense of the word not the kind that can be applied to lip gloss or pizza)"Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: "Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone." I'd love to vote, but I am NOT going to share my personal information and my friends info with the world.Avatar ImageFred_and_George87 says: Done and done! And thanks to all our votes, they're in the top spot! Well at least as of 9am...Avatar ImageRavenclawDeatheater says: Grrr, why can you only vote through Facebook?!?Avatar ImageFresca says: I hope that the HPA wins!Avatar Imagemoglet says: I signed up for facebook in order to vote and basically did not add any of the additional info at all, but I was dismayed to find that my email was displayed clearly on the profile page. Any way a couple of days ago I asked facebook to delete my profile which should hopefully be happening in about 12 days. I really did want to vote, so I hope I don't have any problems getting my profile deleted, according to the FAQs I've followed the correct procedure.Avatar Imageizziewitch says: Same here. I would love to vote for HPA, but I'm not joining Facebook to do it. Isn't there some other way to vote??Avatar ImageRosie016 says: Well I am trying to vote but can't figure out how, I am on Facebook, wish me luck...........Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Well like Moglet I joined Facebook *just* because of the HPA vote. I hadnt looked at my profile so, I didnt realize it shows me email address? The reason that I hadnt joined Facebook sooner was because of the privacy and security issues *sigh* Anyhows it was worth it to vote for the HPA. I sure hope that they win.Avatar ImageShinyPineapple says: i love how all this started with an magical idea(:Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: I really admire HPA for all they do for charity. They work so hard, it's really wonderful.Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: I've voted! To the people saying Facebook shows your email, you can change your security settings so your email is not shown to anyone. You can also change your settings so only people you add as friends can see your profile picture and other information. Just click Account > Privacy settings > Customise settings and then select who you want to see your information. Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: Just voted! It was a bit confusing and I got a couple error messages before it actually worked. Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I really wish I could I vote, afterall it's for a good cause. But the problem is that I don't have facebook.....and I don't want one right now.Avatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: I voted a couple of days ago, good luck HPA!!!Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: For those who are joining Facebook just to vote for HPA, I would recommend setting up a dummy e-mail account before joining Facebook. When I recently created a new account, I noticed that Facebook automatically looks through your contacts (or address book) on your e-mail in order to find friends. Also, as soon as you set up the account, you can set everything to "Just Me" under the "Customize" label if you don't want anyone to see your info.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: wooAvatar ImageKellyAnn says: I'm not sure that I actually voted...can someone send me an owl with how to do it? I mean I "liked" chase community giving on facebook and clicked the "vote now" green banner next to the HP Alliance name on the page but I never actually clicked any buttons that said "vote"...I feel like such an idiot for being in this generation but honestly is that how you do it?Avatar ImageLittle Light says: HPA FTW!!!Avatar Imagecenyt says: can we vote more than once?Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: That is very admirable of them!

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