Thursday, July 30, 2009
The HP Alliance is a Dumbledore's Army for the real world working to create a more just society that honors love. This is an amazing endeavor, where 100% of the proceeds go to the Civilian Protection Program. I was ecstatic when I came across Henry Jenkin's weblog, and was just power-blasted with information.
The Lily Potters of Darfur
As the surviving people in Darfur are forced into refugee camps, firewood near the camps grows increasingly scarce. Every day, women and girls are forced to wander further into the desert in search of firewood for cooking, exposing them to rape and attack from waiting militias. Just $3.00 protects one woman from being raped/attacked for a whole week.
Potterwatch in Burma
The military junta dictatorship in Burma continues to attack ethnic minorities in Eastern Burma by burning their villages and killing everyone in sight. When a village is attacked, they can radio a neighboring village to let them know that they are likely to be next. This will give the neighboring village enough time to hide and save their lives. Like Kingsley's warning to everyone at the Weasley's wedding: "The Ministry has fallen. Scrimgeur is dead. They are coming" and like Potterwatch's ability to use radio to protect the truth. $5.00 protects a whole family in Eastern Burma by providing them with radios.

Emma Watson for Burberry

" It's a political statement when 15 year olds are protecting the lives of people in Darfur and Eastern Burma because their governments have been unable to do it regardless of how many resources they have. "
- Andrew Slack [Co-founder of HP Alliance]
*note: I'd like to thank lauren nicole for posting amazing works, and interesting articles such as these on her blog.
  1. I love the HP Alliance. It's such a great way to make a difference!

  2. i learn something new everyday. I will look up the HP Alliance. thanks.

  3. Wow, thanks for sharing this. It just makes me realise how easy it is to do something. I belive NGOs are the fututre when it comes to helping people in need. And the HP Allicance sounds like something one could put hope into. I am looking it up right now.

  4. aw thank you for the note, hun. :)

    thank you again for another fabulous post. keep it up. i will be featuring you next on mine - more people need to be seeing this! i would love to chat sometime. email me if you'd like.

    - lauren xoxo

  5. wow.
    I just read your 'turmoil' post...and i'm speechless.
    Like many fashion bloggers, I have always wanted a career in fashion but after reading your post, I feel rather...guilty. That photo broke my heart. As a sixteen year old student from New Zealand, i'm sure not many people are aware of the suffering and anguish thousands of people go throught everyday. I'm constantly exposed to the superficial side of society which masks reality. I have been in a road block in my life, but I have been enlightened. I will look at life differently from now on.

  6. I'm glad I have enlightened you Shannon. I wasn't sure how many people would understand exactly how I felt, but I was pleasantly surprised. I wish you luck on your future endeavors!

  7. wow. i had no idea, thankyou so much for bringing this to my attention, and its great you're going beyond fashion.

  8. Such an amazing thing!

    x x x

  9. ohmygod. I had no idea! How sad :( Thank you for letting me know bout this....

    Panda x

  10. this is great, definitely a great cause! thanks fo rposting, people should relaly support charities like these.

    xx raez

  11. thanks for letting us know! :(


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