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J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Set of Harry Potter Books to Helping Haiti Heal

Posted by: Edward
January 22, 2010, 02:30 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a full U.K. edition set of her books, as well as a handwritten card, to Helping Haiti Heal, the multifandom donation drive kicking off tomorrow via Webcast.

This extremely rare item joins more than 100 special gifts, including a signed book by author Neil Gaiman, five dedicated books by Sir Terry Pratchett, original conception art from the film Where the Wild Things Are, and much, much more.

Join us at 2 p.m. Eastern tomorrow at to find out more about how to donate and stand a chance to receive any of these amazing gifts! All donations will benefit Partners in Health, an humanitarian organization in Haiti that has been aiding those most ravaged by the January 12 earthquake.

This four hour live event, hosted by HPA's PotterWatchPotterCastMuggleCastHogwarts Radio, and FictionAlley, will feature a donation drive where donors have the opportunity to receive thank you gifts based on certain donation levels, live performances from many wizard rockers; leaders in fan communities; personal interviews with Haitian-Americans about the importance of giving to Partners In Health; human rights activists; a representative from MIT's Media Lab discussing ways that we can donate our time using new media; and much more.

Help spread the word by Tweeting the following:
We're Helping Haiti Heal - learn about a huge fandom event happening Sat. from 2pm to 6pm ET! #hhh
A collection of icons are also available to help spread the word about Helping Haiti Heal.  They can be found right here in our Image Galleries.

A major part of this event will be raising funds to help those in Haiti through Partners In Health.  Countless fan sites, wizard rockers, authors, entertainers, and organizations have donated to this donation drive.  As part of this effort, Leaky has donated:
  • A full access pass to LeakyCon 2011, worth well over $300
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Deluxe Edition
  • Rare copy of Jingle Spells 1
  • Free Jingle Spells 2 and 3
  • Personalized Harry, A History by author Melissa Anelli
  • Guest spots on PotterCast; outgoing voicemails and birthday messages from the PotterCasters
  • Harry Potter LEGO Game (upon game's release)
  • PotterCast posters
Those items represent a small selection the many amazing, unique, and rare gifts are available to donors.  A few of the 100 plus items include:
  • Five signed and dedicated copies of novels by bestselling author Terry Pratchett.
  • Signed books from Time Magazine's Lev Grossman, Movies in 15 Minutes author Cleolinda Jones, and Urban fantasy novelist Lilith Saintcrow, as well as young adult authors Karen Healey, Aprilynne Pike, Pam Bachorz, Lisa Mantchev, and many more.
  • A signed Mega Book Pack of 30 novels from The 2009 Debutantes, including: Malindo Lo, Saundra Mitchell, Sarah Ockler, Michelle Zink, and Jackson Pearce.  
  • Guest spots on PotterCast and Hogwarts Radio.
  • Busted keyboard used by Harry and the Potters at over 200 shows. 
  • Signed CDs from such wizard rock bands as The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, The Butterbeer Experience, and Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls.
  • Quality replica LightSaber based on Luke's from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. 
  • $200 Gift Certificate to Infinitus 2010.
  • Limited edition, artist signed, Replica Slimer from Ghostbusters.
A full list of items can be found on the Helping Haiti Heal website.

Join us Saturday, January 23rd at 2 P.M. EST right here on Livestream for this live, jam-packed, fundraising event.  Together, we can help Haiti heal.

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80450 Points

Jo comes thru once again!

Posted by Won_Two on January 23, 2010, 01:00 PM report to moderator
1842 Points

What a great summit of minds coming together for a magnificent cause. I hope it provides not just a good time for everyone involved, but a great deal of help for those in need in Haiti at this time. Good luck to everyone involved.

Posted by Bara on January 23, 2010, 01:18 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Go Jo!

Posted by Smitch on January 23, 2010, 01:22 PM report to moderator
889 Points

I’ve just gotten off work and it is so tear staining to hear about the outpouring of love and kindness flowing from people at the Leaky Cauldron and JKR. She is so sweet and kind. I love this site it is such an uplifter for me when I get home from work to share the love we have in common w/HP and JKR. I look forward to checking out the events when I get off work tomorrow too. This is so exciting!!!

Posted by molly43 on January 23, 2010, 03:07 PM report to moderator
12348 Points

Jo is so amazing! Where would the book world be without her and Harry. She has made reading books cool! And I thank her each and everyday for her books, charity work and imagination. She is so awesome!!

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 23, 2010, 07:18 PM report to moderator
208 Points

This officially proves just how much this fandom ROCKS! Way to help Haiti, HP community. I’m so there tomorrow!

Posted by aj_ellybean on January 23, 2010, 09:20 PM report to moderator
1746 Points

Jo is really awesome! She is always ready to help, and the only thing I can say is that she is a really fantastic person!
And The Leaky Cauldron is such a fantastic site, where kindness is always there and it’s always ready to help!
I’m so proud of being part of this fandom! :)

Posted by on January 23, 2010, 09:26 PM report to moderator
879 Points

stares maouth agape at the screen

Posted by readhp1008 on January 23, 2010, 09:44 PM report to moderator
866 Points

The generosity of J.K. Rowling, the HP & other fandoms is very heart-warming.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 23, 2010, 10:38 PM report to moderator
2168 Points

that is sooo cool…..

Posted by MaggieNoise on January 23, 2010, 11:43 PM report to moderator
75566 Points

Really nice guys

Posted by Girlraven1 on January 24, 2010, 12:07 AM report to moderator
9414 Points

I cant wait!

Posted by sakuranbo07 on January 24, 2010, 01:18 AM report to moderator
45 Points

jo rox
go jo

Posted by VeronicaRiddle on January 24, 2010, 01:57 AM report to moderator
155 Points


Posted by Basilisk In The Pipes on January 24, 2010, 02:20 AM report to moderator
4208 Points

JKR is a very generous lady. I will be donatinfg to Haiti through the Anglican Church’s pimate’s World Relief and Development Fund, and the Canadian Gov’t matches every donation so it will make a difference!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on January 24, 2010, 08:32 AM report to moderator
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