John Green to match donations for the HPA’s equality campaign!

The Harry Potter Alliance’s 2014-2015 Equality FTW campaign kicked off last month and has already raised over $60,000. To help further the HPA’s mission, The Fault in Our Stars author John Green has offered to match donations through Friday, October 17, up to $10,000.

Green, a staple of the Potter fan community and a long-time supporter of the HPA, has said of his generous offer,

The Harry Potter Alliance is bringing fans together to create inspiring, positive change in the world. In support of their work, I will match the next $10,000 in contributions to the Equality FTW fundraiser and encourage you to contribute what you can.

The HPA hopes to raise $100,000 by October 25 to fund the organization through the next year. If you’ve been considering donating but haven’t done so, yet, donate before Friday so that your gift can have twice the impact. Remember, the weapon we have is love!

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AUTHOR JOHN GREEN IS MATCHING DONATIONS TO HARRY POTTER ALLIANCE’S EQUALITY CAMPAIGN

The Fault In Our Stars author John Green will be participating in the Harry Potter Alliance’s (HPA) annual fundraising campaign. Equality FTW has been going strong since Sept. 25, raising over $60,000 so far to fund this year’s efforts in fan activism. Green, who’s long been a supporter of the HPA, will be matching all donations through Friday (October 17th), up to $10,000.

The Harry Potter Alliance aims to do real-life good inspired by the messages in popular stories like the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series. As a New York Times bestselling author, Vlogbrother, and person who landed on TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in the world, Green is no stranger to spreading messages.

Green’s following and the Harry Potter fandom have a lot of crossover, and now Green and the HPA are calling on fans to help them continue their work for socioeconomic, LGBTQ, and educational equality.

Green says: “The Harry Potter Alliance is bringing fans together to create inspiring, positive change in the world. In support of their work, I will match the next $10,000 in contributions to the EqualityFTW fundraiser and encourage you to contribute what you can.”

The HPA has long been a beacon of fan activism. In June, co-founder Andrew Slack was named an Ashoka Fellow, recognizing him – and the HPA – as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. At the time, a Forbes profile of his work noted that “Slack and the Green brothers understood what so many nonprofit leaders have historically failed to grasp: namely, that the way to get people to care about “serious issues” was not through “serious talk” by “serious people”—but instead to appeal to the characters and stories they already care about and the social identities and networks they already inhabit. They understood that, if effectively mobilized, the modern fan community could do more in minutes than most nonprofit communications teams could do in years.”

The HPA hopes to raise $100,000 by October 25th to fund their next year of their work. The fundraising campaign also includes perks donated by authors J.K. Rowling, John Green, Lev Grossman, and Maureen Johnson as well as actors Darren Criss (Glee) and Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood).

The fundraiser can be viewed at EqualityFTW.org

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The Harry Potter Alliance (www.thehpalliance.org) 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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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.