HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.K. Rowling … Thank you for Harry Potter and changing childhood for an entire generation… AND for gaining our respect for your charity and reason IRL….
The celebrated scribe, who was once an unemployed single mom living on welfare, has been particularly involved with helping families facing similar struggles.
Rowling’s called One Parent Families, a nonprofit that empowers single-parent households, one of her favorite causes, according to Looktothestars.org. The organization provides child-care services and helps parents discover new job and education opportunities. The writer also founded her own charity, Lumos, which helps institutionalized and disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe.
“You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently,” Rowling said, according to Mother Nature Network.