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!
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. EST, HPA's PotterWatch, PotterCast, MuggleCast, Hogwarts 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.
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We're Helping Haiti Heal - learn about a huge fandom event happening Sat. from 2pm to 6pm ET! http://bit.ly/5603s6 #hhh
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:
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)
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.
So does anyone have a list of the winners? Congrats to all who won!
WOW! Thats a lot of money! Great Job!!!
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!
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.
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.
What an amazing event! I’m so proud of our fandom!
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.
Helping Haiti Heal
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!
I only listened/watched part of it, but it was a fantastic effort by everyone involved. Great job!!
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!
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)
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.
"Professor Dumbledore said we is free to -- to --"[br]Dobby looked suddenly nervous and beckoned Harry closer. Harry bent forward. Dobby whispered, "He said we is free to call him a -- a barmy old codger if we likes, sir!"[br]Dobby gave a frightened sort
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