Our Next Charity Partner: Sea Turtle, Inc.!

As untamed and unpredictable as the Internet can be, there are a few universal truths across the digital landscape. First, it’s always wiser to never read the comments. Secondly, there’s nothing that can stop someone in their scrolling tracks than a baby animal. If that little creature is in trouble in any way, look out…because there’s likely going to be a stampede of people moving to do all they can for it. Take into consideration some of the smallest and […]

Our Next Charity Partner: US Quidditch!

Brooms up! The impact of the global pandemic has been felt from one corner of the globe to the other, from families to businesses, from government agencies to the performing arts, from close-knit communities to casual acquaintances.  And what of sporting organizations? What — quite particularly — of an organization that plays and champions a sport near and dear to those who know the “magical” feeling of a hard-fought victory on the pitch? If the local and regional shutdowns had […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]