First State Potion Masters – Harry Potter Alliance Delaware Chapter hosts a “magical” book drive and fundraiser for Success Won’t Wait!

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Members of the First State Potion Masters – Harry Potter Alliance Delaware Chapter: Top left is Joseph Tew (Harry Potter), Lisa McClain (Bellatrix LeStrange), Patience Tew, (Hermione Granger/Apparating Librarian), J. Scott Fioretti (an unnamed Ministry of Magic Employee in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Department). Bottom left is Benjamin G. (Dobby a free elf), Katie M., Shea M. and Chris Cicero (Thy Geekdom Con event producer).

This weekend, the First State Potion Masters – Harry Potter Alliance Delaware Chapter hosted a book drive and fundraiser as part of their participation in Thy Geekdom Con. The event was a celebration of all things “geek” in pop culture — from art to board games, comics to cosplay, TV to movies, video to anime, and of course…  books!

Thy Geekdom Con was held at the Crowne Plaza in North Wilmington and The First State Potion Masters – Harry Potter Alliance Delaware Chapter cleverly wove a community service element through their display. Attendees were asked to bring books to donate and then they could choose a “new to you” book.

In addition, attendees could have their photo taken at a “Have You Seen This Wizard?” photo booth. (The true Harry Potter “geek” will remember this newspaper headline after Sirus Black’s escape in Book 3 from the wizarding prison Azkaban!). Funds raised from the photo booth were also earmarked for Success Won’t Wait.

Many, many thanks to Patience Tew of First State Potion Masters – Harry Potter Alliance Delaware Chapter for spearheading the weekend’s event. This is an amazing group, based in Delaware, but the Harry Potter Alliance is actually a international effort to turn fans into heroes.The group is changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, The Harry Potter Alliance has engaged millions of fans working for equality, human rights, and literacy.

To learn more, visit The Harry Potter Alliance and find a chapter near you.

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to Imagine Better.” – J.K. Rowling

Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware. Want to learn more about Success Won’t Wait’s literacy projects, how to donate used books in Delaware, or volunteer your time? Click on the About Us tab to learn more.

Read now, because success won’t wait!

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