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.