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Program Seeks to “Transfigure” the Lives of Foster and Adoptive Families

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Through the use of the "Harry Potter" series, Transfiguring Adoption helps to facilitate communication in foster and adoptive families. We interviewed the program's co-founder, Darren Fink, to find out more! Read More »

Oliver Phelps’s Hidden Talent: Serving!

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If the acting doesn't pan out, Oliver Phelps can rest assured that he has a promising back-up career in food service! Read on for what he did to help raise money for charity while honing a new skill. Read More »

Signed Illustrated “Philosopher’s Stone” Sold at Auction for Lumos

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Last month it was announced that a very special edition of the new illustrated "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" would be auctioned to raise money for Lumos. The deluxe edition of the Jim Kay-illustrated book was signed by both J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay and embellished with a drawing of a dragon by Jim. Read More »

Jason Isaacs Stars in Charity Video for Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Watch a charity video starring Jason Isaacs supporting the Great Ormond Street Hospital! Read More »

Alivan’s Purchases Benefit Toys for Tots

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Looking for a way to give back with your gift-giving this holiday season? Alivan's is helping to support Toys for Tots! Find out more here! Read More »

Signed Deluxe Illustrated “Philosopher’s Stone” to be Auctioned for Lumos

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A one of a kind copy of the deluxe Illustrated Edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is to be sold at an upcoming Sotherby's auction to raise money for Lumos. Two previous items have been sold on behalf of J.K. Rowling at Sotherby's to raise money for Lumos - a handwritten copy of Beedle the Bard in 2007, and an exclusive charm bracelet in 2013. Read More »

Emma Watson Steps Up to Support the Small Steps Project

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Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is one of many "Potter" alumni who has stepped up to sell a pair of her shoes for charity. The charity in question is the Small Steps Project, which is currently hosting its 2015 Celebrity Shoe Auction. Read More »

Lumos to Attend Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally

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Lumos, the charitable organization formed by J.K. Rowling to reform services for disadvantaged children around the world, has announced their involvement in the upcoming Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally. Read on to learn more about the event's efforts. Read More »

Stephen Fry Among Artists for Hospice Campaign

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Stephen Fry is among the celebrities who have decorated wooden hearts in support of a hospice's fundraising campaign! Find out more about it here! Read More »

Lumos-Supported Self-Advocates to Speak at Global Youth Forum

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Lumos, the global charity set up by J.K. Rowling in order to put an end to the unnecessary institutionalization of children, will be strongly represented at the ninth UNESCO Global Youth Forum tomorrow. The UNESCO Global Youth Forum encourages young people to come together to focus on climate change and sustainable development. Tomorrow, October 28, six Lumos-supported young self-advocates will speak up about institutions and their personal experiences. Read More »

Matthew Lewis Gives Children’s Dreamflight a Magical Send-Off

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Neville Longbottom actor Matthew Lewis recently helped charity organization Dreamflight give a special send-off to 200 children as they embarked on a grand adventure to Florida. Read More »

UK Fans Can Become “Harry Potter Spotters” with Bloomsbury!

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Do you want to be a Harry Potter Spotter? Bloomsbury is teaming up with children's charity Kids in Museums and the "Telegraph" to launch a special sort of competition for UK-based "Harry Potter" fans. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Narrates Film Highlighting Plight of Eight Million Children in Orphanages

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We all know about the important work that Lumos does. Just this year, the charity was honored by the UK Charity Awards for the amazing work they’ve done in Moldova. But even with all the important progress Lumos has already made, there are still so many more children who need their help – our help – to build a better life. Read More »

HPA London Chapter Celebrates Birthday with Good Deed Challenge

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The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA) has chapters all over the world, helping to carry out their good work. The London chapter, London Loveiosa, is celebrating its second birthday today, August 31. Read More »

Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis Compete for Charity Cricket Cup

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Gryffindor and Slytherin faced off once again! This time, it was all in the name of a charitable cause! Find out more here! Read More »

Julie Walters Visits West Sussex to Support Elephantastic Trail!

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Julie Walters is set to visit the town of Horsham in West Sussex to help promote the Elephantastic Trail, a fundraiser benefiting Born Free, a wildlife charity, and several other charitable causes. Read More »

Lumos Welcomes Inclusion of Families in UN Development Goals

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The United Nations has included "families" as one of the sustainable development goals for its member states. Find out what this means for the work of Lumos, J.K. Rowling's charity! Read More »

BAFTA Auctions Exclusive Backstage Photography for Charity

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BAFTA is currently auctioning 17 images from their exclusive “BAFTA, Backstage” photography collection. These photographs provide viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the British Academy Film Awards and include images of actors from the "Harry Potter" universe! Read More »

Lumos to Support Research on Institutions by NUI Galway

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Lumos, the charity begun by J.K. Rowling, has teamed up with NUI Galway to research a troubling part of children's institutionalization. Read More »

Social Roundup: Fantastic Beasts, Helium Balloons, and 2015 Charity Awards

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This week saw the second big casting reveal for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the grand recipient of the 2015 Charity Awards, and a certain beloved character get absolutely silly with the help of helium and Jimmy Fallon. Read More »