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Update: Helping Haiti Heal Webcast Concludes; Raises $33,000 for Partners In Health in Six Hours

Posted by: Edward
January 23, 2010, 02:00 PM

The Helping Haiti Heal fundraising webcast benefiting Partners in Health in has now finished, but the donation drive is still underway.  To donate and become eligible for an items on our ever-expanding list of now over 200 gifts, click here.

In under six hours, Harry Potter fans and fans from a collection of other fandoms across the globe raised over $33,000 for Partners In Health.

Stay close for even more Helping Haiti Heal information in coming days.  A version of our fundraising webcast will be available in many mediums in the coming days.  Thank you to everyone who donated!

Watch live streaming video from sayaha at

A rundown of our effort:

Harry Potter fans have joined with members of fandoms from other popular books, movies, and tv series (including Heroes, Lost, True Blood, The Wire and Firefly) to create Helping Haiti Heal, a home-grown effort to contribute to the growing humanitarian aid and charitable relief activities in Haiti.

This Saturday, January 23rd, at 2 P.M. ESTHPA's PotterWatchPotterCastMuggleCastHogwarts Radio, and FictionAlley will come together for a live fundraising webcast here on Livestream to benefit Partners in Health.  This four hour live event 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 foundright here in our Image Galleries.

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 now 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.

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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Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 24, 2010, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 24, 2010, 07:27 AM report to moderator
208 Points

Over $10K raised, guys! Awesome!

Posted by aj_ellybean on January 24, 2010, 07:42 AM report to moderator
866 Points

I’m happy that the event was such a success!

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:02 AM report to moderator
866 Points

What a remarkable event!

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:22 AM report to moderator
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It was so much fun to be able to come together to help by donating & spreading the tweets about Helping Haiti Heal!

Posted by sakuranbo07 on January 24, 2010, 08:43 AM report to moderator
1842 Points

I watched it & it looked to be a great success. Well done to everyone involved.

Posted by Bara on January 24, 2010, 08:49 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

wow thats relly good

Posted by alicia00 on January 24, 2010, 10:18 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

WOW! Thats a lot of money! Great Job!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 24, 2010, 11:07 AM report to moderator
433 Points

Katherine, they’re taking donations for the prizes until the 30th of this month. So winners won’t be announced until then. So keep donating people!

Posted by mollywobble on January 24, 2010, 11:26 AM report to moderator
2310 Points

when will it be released as a recording? I missed some!

Posted by albeitgruggish on January 24, 2010, 12:23 PM report to moderator
1623 Points

That was amazing! Definitely tied with LeakyCon for my favorite fandom event. I love the HP fan community! :)

Posted by Bookworm Jen on January 24, 2010, 12:25 PM report to moderator
622 Points

This has been the most amazing live show EVER. Thank you so much, Melissa, PC, the HPA, and everyone who put this together!

The weapon we have is love, DFTBA! :D

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on January 24, 2010, 12:27 PM report to moderator
106 Points

That was a great show!!! Thanks to everyone!!!

Posted by FosDoNuT on January 24, 2010, 12:38 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

It is a rare occasion in life when something that is so much fun, does so much good. I am very proud of us all!!!

Posted by Won_Two on January 24, 2010, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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