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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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4565 Points

So does anyone have a list of the winners? Congrats to all who won!

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 25, 2010, 02:58 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

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

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 25, 2010, 03:11 AM report to moderator
71 Points

I spent about three hours watching yesterday, and it was really amazing. I loved Matt, Evanna, Darren, Melissa, John, and Frak. They were all great!

Posted by GottaGetBackToHogwarts[WBM] on January 25, 2010, 04:37 AM report to moderator
421 Points

I watched it live and I have never felt so much love coming from one place before. I have never been more proud to be in this fandom.

Posted by siriusismyhero on January 25, 2010, 06:16 AM report to moderator
22044 Points


749 Points

Wow – and you still have a few more days to raise more money! I know when I get paid next, before the end of the month, I’ll be entering my donation.

Posted by TarsieS (FTC) on January 25, 2010, 08:56 AM report to moderator
643 Points

What an amazing event! I’m so proud of our fandom!

Posted by Sallene on January 25, 2010, 01:07 PM report to moderator
3134 Points


12348 Points

We Harry Potter Fans are Awesome! Using our power to help the people in Haiti Heal! We are brilliant! I’m so proud of us and the fandom.

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 26, 2010, 02:52 AM report to moderator
12348 Points

Helping Haiti Heal

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 26, 2010, 07:23 PM report to moderator
707 Points

there’s something about donating one tiny amount and seeing fellow fans donate a tiny amount as well… and then to see how much we’ve actually accomplished… I’m glad to call this Fandom home!

Posted by NyssaM [FTC!!!!] on January 27, 2010, 08:46 PM report to moderator
1842 Points

I only listened/watched part of it, but it was a fantastic effort by everyone involved. Great job!!

Posted by Bara on January 28, 2010, 06:59 AM report to moderator
1001 Points

This is sooo awesome to see so many people participating in stuff like this!!! YAY!!! Also, on iTunes, if anybody has an iPod, they should buy the Hope for Haiti Now album- all the proceeds go to helping the cause, and its got 20 awesome songs on it!

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on January 29, 2010, 09:22 AM report to moderator
199 Points

Everyone, try your best to help Hati! And be thankful that it didn’t happen where you are. (Unless your in Haiti which would be a bit strange to be online right now)

Posted by The Pure-Blood Prince on January 30, 2010, 12:06 PM report to moderator
866 Points

The efforts of the fandoms has done so much to help people in need. I’m sure JKR is proud to have encouraged so many fans to care and contribute. Dumbledore would be pleased, too.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on February 02, 2010, 06:21 AM report to moderator
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