Our Next Charity Partner: Dentaid!

Imagine suffering the agony of toothache, but having no way of seeing a dentist. Lack of dental care — dental access — is a widespread problem, particularly serious for those dealing with financial hardship or homelessness. Simply put, the people who need the services the most are the ones who get them the least. Sadly, more than 70 percent of the global population has no access to dental care of any kind. At this very moment, more than a billion […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Adult Literacy League!

Education is the single greatest tool to overcome a myriad of societal injustices. It’s the path to a better future for everyone, yet millions of adults read at or below a fifth grade reading level.  Illiteracy turns simple, everyday tasks into real problems. Reading product labels, following street signs, or filling out job applications can be difficult and frustrating.  Our charity partner for the first PHRC event of 2021 is the Adult Literacy League! The Adult Literacy League helps over […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Trans Lifeline!

This castle is composed of Fanthropists. We have our houses, our close contacts and our acquaintances, but as fans of a magical world, we are all devoted to acts of goodness and kindness. Our community is vast, diverse, and complex, but with a common connective thread: one another. We are a widespread and wonderful family. As long as these walls stand, we will repeat again and again: all are welcome in this castle. All are welcome, seen, respected, loved, and […]

Our Next Charity Partner: All Star Code!

Science. Invention. Technology. Every day, we see the previously impossible become possible through technological advances. In our world, that’s magic. Those who create and innovate in the STEM fields are truly wizards of the modern world. But what does someone do when they have extraordinary dreams to change the world but are denied the chance to pursue them? Young men of color are at a considerable statistical disadvantage pursuing careers in computer technology and software development. Despite the booming growth […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Team Rubicon!

Military members are built to serve. It’s who they are. They have spent most of their adult lives preparing, training and deploying all over the world to serve their country. For many service members, the worst thing that can happen is to stop serving. When a military member leaves military service, they miss the camaraderie of their fellow soldiers. They miss having a mission. They want — they need — to put their training and talents to use to serve […]

Our Next Charity Partner: One Tree Planted!

This incredible community has changed the world in countless ways over the years through the #SoMuchGood that it does. We’ve fought diseases. We’ve found forever homes for amazing kids. We’ve cared for our veterans, our homeless, our elders. We’ve protected magical creatures. We’ve saved lives.⁣ As we consider all the things that need attention and resources in this world, we take a deep, focusing breath…and look up at the trees. Gripping the soil; stretching to the skies; making this planet […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Water1st International

Can you imagine having to walk 3-5 miles each day to collect water for your family? Over one billion women and girls around the world do this every day, sometimes multiple times a day. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ We turn on a faucet, flush a toilet, take a shower, and often never think about the precious resource that is automatically brought into our homes…but to this staggering number of people worldwide, that water is carried — often literally in pots on their […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Random Acts

When we tell people about the positive change our community makes in the world, they’re always curious to know how we find the charity partners we support. It’s a wonderful thing to reply to them that in nearly every instance since our founding, the ideas to support those organizations came from our members. And why wouldn’t we do that? Those members — each of you — share our love of combining fandom and philanthropy to do So Much Good. They […]

PHRC Celebrates MuggleNet’s 20th Anniversary!

(Reposted from MuggleNet.com August 27, 2019; Written by Felicia Grady) MuggleNet’s 20th-anniversary celebrations have included everything from our series of top 20 listicles and ultimate “Year in Review” articles to our recently launched Magical Books for Muggle Teachers campaign, a fundraiser to buy Harry Potter or other fantasy books for teachers, who can then use them in their curricula. Besides giving back to teachers, many of whom were responsible for instilling a love of Potter in us or our children, we also wanted to give back to our friends at Potterhead […]

Our Next Charity Partner: Orange Sky Australia

There are so many small things in life we often take for granted. A shower. Clean clothes. Good conversation. Imagine if tomorrow all those simple, small things were gone. Imagine that tomorrow morning you were homeless with nothing but a small bag of possessions and a few dollars in your pocket. Those simple, small things would become luxuries. The value of a shower, clean clothes, and a conversation with a friend would mean more than ever before. Potterhead Running Club […]