Way to go Wizards, 53,009 books have been donated so far!
2014 was our most successful Accio Books campaign ever!
Accio Books is the Harry Potter Alliance’s annual book drive. Since 2009, Harry Potter fans around the world have donated more than 150,000 books to underprivileged or underserved readers.
In 2014, we called on chapters, members and partners to participate and raise books for the Brightmoor Community Center in Detroit, MI, as well as their respective communities.
The Brightmoor Community Center will be accepting donations through September 1st. If you still have books you’d like to donate, be sure to ship them before you leave for Platform 9 ¾.
Books of all types can be mailed directly to:
The Apparating Library
℅ Brightmoor Community Center
14451 Burt Rd.
Detroit, MI 48223
Books will be distributed for free during a one-day appearance of the Harry Potter Alliance’s Apparating Library on September 13th.
When the campaign ended, we crunched some numbers to figure out this year’s grand total. At 53,009 books raised, we beat our record by over ten thousand books.
Of that total, 43,614 were brought in by our Chapters program. Chapters’ efforts spanned five continents and. The Deluminators, an Australian chapter, raised 9,512 books, unequivocally winning the annual Chapters Cup. Runners-up included the Los Angeles Auror Brigade with 4,573 books and London Loveiosa with 3,028.
Chapters were also able to raise $5,000 for various charities, establish new libraries in two schools, and hold many community events for the cause.
Thanks for helping to make 2014 our biggest year ever for Accio Books! We can’t wait until next year.