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Accio Books 2013 Results

Posted in chapter project, event, hpa project on June 24, 2013 by carpefuturum

Accio Books results are in for 2013!

A total of 30,217 books were donated to charity this year. Ravenclaw won the House Cup–congratulations! Edmonton PotterWatch won the Chapter Cup, having donated an astounding 6,703 books.

And Carpe Futurum got an honorable mention for our 2,552 books donated. It’s not first place, but donating the second-largest amount is a fine accomplishment. Great work, everybody!


Harry & the Potters, Potter Puppet Pals Concert – Wrock the Vote!

Posted in chapter project, event, hpa project on July 29, 2012 by carpefuturum

Date: August 13
Time: Doors open at 7 PM
Location: Black Cat – 1811 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $15
Description: Join Carpe Futurum for an epic wizard rock concert with two of the most loved Harry Potter acts! In addition to singing and dancing along, we’ll also be staffing a table to help people register to vote, apply for absentee ballots and otherwise ensure they are able to make their voice heard in the November election. Join us at the table for a wrocking good time! Harry Potter for President!

Learn more about voter registration with our Wrock the Vote resources.

Accio Books 2012

Posted in chapter project, hpa project on July 10, 2012 by carpefuturum

Every year, the HPA hosts a charity book drive called Accio Books. Carpe Futurum is gearing up to participate in Accio Books this year, which will run from July through September (tentative dates).

Save the Date: September 30, 2012

On Sept 30, we’ll have our fun book sorting party. We’ll gather books that have been donated and sort them to the different organizations that will get the books.

Ways to Participate:

1. Collect books you no longer need. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, and/or classmates to donate books as well. Visit used book stores and library or church book sales to buy some books you want to donate. We will accept any books! Bring your books to any DADA event in July, August, or September or the September 30 sorting party.
2. We can only give to libraries and organizations that will NOT re-sell books (even if they resell them for charity, that’s against the rules). Find a local organization that fits this requirement and wants books. Ask them what kind of books they want and how many they want. Then send Kate the info.
3. Put a box out at your local community center, coffee shop, grocery store, workplace, or school, asking for book donations. Remember: we will accept ANY books!
4. Come to our sorting party on September 30 at Pohick Library in Burke from 1pm-5pm to help load/unload books, sort them to the different charities, and box them up. We’ll have music, food, and some prizes.

We may have some other events and ways to get involved, so please check back here regularly!

Last year we donated 5,003 books to 18 different charity organizations. Can we beat those numbers this year? Seize the future and help us get books to people in our community who need them!

Want an HPA Chapter Pen Pal?

Posted in chapter project, hpa project on January 23, 2012 by carpefuturum

Would you like a pen pal at another Harry Potter Alliance chapter? Think of all the possibilities–share stories about what the chapters are doing to fight the dark arts, geek out over Harry Potter with a new friend, send e-mail or snail mail (crafts! postcards!), the possibilities are endless.

If you’re interested in this, please fill out the information below by the end of the day Friday, January 27, 2012:

Chapter Projects & Photos

Posted in chapter project, hpa project on September 14, 2011 by carpefuturum

Lots of new pages and photos have been uploaded to our website. Check out what Carpe Futurum did for the HPA’s Deathly Hallows Campaign. There are new photos up for the Climate Crisis Horcrux, the Child Slavery Horcrux, and the Illiteracy Horcrux.

Speaking of which, our Accio Books stats are now officially posted. We managed to collect & donate 5,003 books, which is almost twice as many as last year. We donated these books to 18 different places in our community and around the world. Excellent work, Carpe Futurum!


There are also new pages up for our chapter projects so far this 2011:

We’re busy planning some exciting events for the rest of 2011. Spread the word about our chapter to your friends and we hope to see you at our next project!

Enviro Goodie Bags – Winners Announced!

Posted in chapter project, hpa project on September 13, 2011 by carpefuturum

Thanks to all who entered our giveaway for the environmentally friendly goodie bags that we offered as part of the HPA’s Climate Crisis Horcrux!

As you can see, we’ve assembled a fabulous set of prizes for our winners:

And now–it’s almost as exciting as finding out who won the House Cup!–we announce the winners …

GRAND PRIZE: Shawn Baker
Second prizes: Edwin McEver and Grace Kendall

We will be in touch to figure out how we can easily get you your goodie bags. For those who didn’t win, never fear–we are planning more activities and giveaways for this fall.

Pinn Community Center News

Posted in chapter project, hpa project on August 29, 2011 by carpefuturum

We’ve held out posting a summary of Accio Books because the HPA still hasn’t announced the winner of the Chapter Cup. But our chapter managed to gather and donate a total of 5,003 books in 2011! That’s AMAZING!

One of the places we donated to is the David R. Pinn Community Center in Fairfax. I just found this article this morning in Patch about the center undergoing renovations: Check out the photo of the bookshelf–you might see a few books on it from us! If memory serves, we brought them 4 boxes. There were lots of strong kids who helped carry the boxes inside the center for me ­čÖé

Apparently they had a showing at the center for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on June 24. I hope that inspired some of the kids to read the Harry Potter books we donated there!