In Our Backyard announced as next PHRC charity partner

  Human trafficking is a criminal violation of human rights, involving force, coercion, or fraud to exploit a person into slave labor or sexual exploitation. It can happen to people of all ages and genders, of any race or religious background. Women are often used for sexual exploitation, while men are usually used for forced labor. About 80 percent of all trafficked individuals are female, about 50 percent are children. A common misconception about human trafficking is that it doesn’t […]

World Bicycle Relief announced as next PHRC charity partner

We are people on the move. We run our errands, and we do our work by going here and there. Our kids go off to school, we get ourselves and our family to the doctor as needed, and the cycle goes on and on. It’s easy to take mobility for granted, because so much around our lives is designed — quite literally — to get us and our things around quickly, so we have more time to do more things. […]

The RTI Summer 2021 Direct Impact Project: Period Supplies

  A 2019 study led by St. Louis University researchers found 36 percent of people who menstruate missed days of work due to a lack of adequate period supplies. It also found 21 percent of low-income individuals surveyed couldn’t buy those needed products on a monthly basis…nearly half of them had to choose between buying food or period-related products.  That study was conducted before the global pandemic led to lockdowns, closed businesses, rising unemployment, and decreased availability of retail goods. […]

Sea Turtle, Inc. announced as next PHRC charity partner

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 […]

A Message from Adult Literacy League

Dear Witches, Wizards, and ALL our friends at the Potterhead Running Club, How could we ever find the words to thank you for your extraordinary kindness? Thank you to you and your amazing fanthropy running community for supporting Adult Literacy League through the No Post on Runday 5k. We received the [first] event proceeds in the amount of of $4,746.00 on March 30, 2021. Your support shows our students that you believe in them and the hard work they’re putting […]

US Quidditch announced as next PHRC charity partner

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 […]

On PHRC’s Seventh Birthday

One year ago today, Potterhead Running Club celebrated it’s sixth birthday. On that day we had no idea what the coming year had in store for us.   It was a year of loss and tragedy. It was a year of stress and insecurity. We stayed home. Toilet paper became the currency of the realm. We found a new appreciation for teachers, restaurant employees, and grocery store workers. We learned how to Zoom. We made bread…so much bread.   All […]

Dentaid announced as next PHRC charity partner

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 […]

Adult Literacy League announced as next PHRC charity partner

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 […]

Trans Lifeline announced as next PHRC charity partner

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 […]