Dobby’s Sox is the Boston Area chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), a global nonprofit dedicated to changing the world by making activism accessible through the power of story. Since 2005, the larger HPA has engaged millions of fans through its work for equality, human rights, and literacy.
Dobby’s Sox is a new chapter, whose first campaign focused on contributing to the HPA’s 10th Annual Accio Books campaign, a worldwide book drive and literacy advocacy campaign that has been in operation since 2009. The HPA is annually partnered with We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), as a major goal is to to diversify our public and home library collections. In 2019, the HPA also partnered with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to celebrate Accio Books at three donation locations. For this campaign, Dobby’s Sox collected over 800 books, sending 327 books donated to our drive that target readership between the ages of 0-18 to The Book Fairies in New York. All books donated outside that criteria were donated to either Rosie’s Place or Bay Cove Human Services.