“Harry Potter” Actors, Fans Rally to Support Namesake Charity

By Hanako M. Ricks

HollywoodNews.com: For the next 22 days, Harry Potter fans once again have a chance to show support for charitable causes, by supporting the The Harry Potter Alliance’s bid to win a $250,000 grand prize from Chase Community Giving. The competition, which is being promoted on Facebook, is part of Chase’s pledge to give $5 million back to the community, and allows everyone to have a say in which 200 charities receive the donations. In addition to the $250,000 grand prize, four runners-up will receive prizes of $100,000, while the remaining 195 charities will receive $20,000 each. The charities and their prizes will be announced on July 13.

The mission of the HP Alliance is listed on their Chase Community Giving page:
The Harry Potter Alliance tackles the world’s most pressing issues in ways that no one else ever has: by helping people turn their love for story into lifting the story of humanity. We helped save thousands of lives during Helping Haiti Heal. We have achieved so much for literacy, equality, and human rights with barely any funding! Imagine how many more people we could help if we win. Vote now. Harry Potter Alliance for the win!

Tom Felton and Chris Rankin, who play Draco Malfoy and Percy Weasley, respectively, have also shown their support via Twitter.

For more information on Chase Community Giving or to cast your vote, please visit the Official Facebook page.

For more information about The HP Alliance, please visit the official website.

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  • June 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    This is really interesting, nice to see fans doing good work. I voted!

  • June 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    The Harry Potter Alliance is truly an amazing organization. Who wouldn’t want to support a charity that brings people from all over the world together to become a real life Dumbledore’s army? I am so proud to say that I am a part of the HPA.

  • June 21, 2010 | Permalink |

    Things like this make me proud to be a human being and a Harry Potter fan. I’m an English teacher, and I try to teach my students that literature isn’t just about escaping the world, it’s about changing it. The HPA is the perfect example of that. I voted, and you all should too.

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