Lumos—J.K. Rowling’s Special Charity

The author of the beloved Harry Potter series has dedicated much of her funds, attention, and time towards her charity, Lumos (formed in 2005)—which promotes the following:

“No child should be denied a family life because they are poor, disabled or from an ethnic minority. Lumos works to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalisation of children.” The following logo is presented courtesy of Lumos.


With her (famous) involvement, J.K. Rowling has catapulted the issue of the institutionalisation of children to the attention of fans worldwide. She explains why she started the charity:

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