Helping Haiti Heal: LiveStream Fundraising Event Saturday at 2pm EST


Jan 21, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

The Leaky Cauldron is helping Haiti heal. 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 win prizes, 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 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 prizes are available to donors. The full list includes such items as:

  • 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.

42 Responses to Helping Haiti Heal: LiveStream Fundraising Event Saturday at 2pm EST

Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wow, that is great!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: FIRST!!!Avatar Imageapril_showers says: I will be there! So awesome you are doing this. I'm very glad the HP fandom is a part of the fandom giving. Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: great incentive to raise money for a great causeAvatar Imagelunalovegood97 says: The event sounds so awesome! Hopefully I will be able to make at least an hour of it! I can't wait!Avatar Imagetheerawillneverend says: this is going to be so incredible. i love that the love for haiti is continuing. we cannot forget about the devestation when the news slowly stops covering it. i believe our fandom is strong enough to make an incredible difference.Avatar Imagemollywobble says: Love this idea. I wish I didn't have to work though. Good Luck! (and Yay for Cleolinda's M15M).Avatar ImageSauvium says: So I'm in for it :) Good to know that everybody is pitching in to help out with the Haiti relief, even in the online Potter world.Avatar ImageHeidiT says: Looking forward to being a part of this amazing fandom project! Avatar Imagejacket says: That really is great!Avatar Imagehp29 says: I'll be there! Avatar ImageVeronicaRiddle says: save Haiti! wooAvatar ImageKami Malfoy says: The prizes sound pretty great, too. I hope they get a lot of people to tune in and donate. =)Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: We hope to see you all at Helping Haiti Heal!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very, very nice!!!Avatar ImageMiss RAB says: I am really excited, I'll try to be there. This is great, and to quote AVPM "It's gonna be totally awesome!"Avatar ImagevampressISap0tter says: :) i feel really bad for haiti..:) im going to participate. :) yey for people uniting!Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Awesome! I'll be there :)Avatar ImageKimmyBlair says: I am so proud of the fandom (and all the other contributing fandoms) for putting this even together! This will be a really great event!Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: these prizes are cool but what we are doing is even cooler. I am so proud of this fandom for being creative, resourceful and all around awesome to put an event like this together. Dumbledore would be proud and so would JKRAvatar Imagenetsrikb says: heckyes! this is so wonderful! can't wait to Help Haiti! :)Avatar ImageKC Nox says: i'll be there!!Avatar Imagehonoraryweasley1 says: Very worthy cause!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is just wonderful that the fandom is uniting for this cause. Dumbledore is beaming with joy at all of us as we unite to help our fellow humans.Avatar ImageFifi says: I hope they get a lot out of it!Avatar Imageslytheringoddess says: I'll definitely listen into this! :) Every cent counts for those in Haiti at the moment. Also if any of you live in Canada, make sure to tune in to your television stations @ 7:00pm PST to watch the Canada For Haiti Benefit Concert. <3Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Wow...these gifts sound very awesome. I hope that whoever wins enjoys them. Glad that the money is going for a good cause.Avatar ImageLunaLupinTonks says: Googlygooglygoosh! Will fight my way through whatever tries to keep me away from this. Seriously.Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I work at that time but I hope it's great success. It feels good to know that The Leaky Cauldron is a part of helping Haiti heal. Tears come to mind. Thanks for being the way you are Leaky Cauldron. That's why I like coming to this site.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I think it is great that so many fandoms are coming together to help the Haitians. Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: I have to get up at 5am if I want to join in. Hate time zones, but I will so be there!!!! Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: WOW! This is wonderful! I will definitely tune in for this!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: aww thats niceAvatar ImageBookworm Jen says: This is definitely "totally awesome"! I'm so glad I only have to work a half day so I can be home in time to watch. There are several items I'm interested in; can't wait to donate! :)Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: wow. thats really coolAvatar ImageKC Nox says: ahh! jkr's donation!!!! i love her!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'll definitely be tuning in for this awesome event!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: With a set of the HP books w/a personal handwritten note & autograph by J.K. Rowling as a prize, I imagine that tons of people are going to be tuning in and donating!Avatar Imagejenbabe705 says: I am always amazed at how awesome the HP community is when it comes to helping out. I hope I can participate today!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Yay! Avatar Imagedduane says: Melissa -- per Cleolinda's suggestion, I have a signed Advance Reader's Copy of "A Wizard of Mars" for the fundraiser if you want it. Owl me and let me know. :)Avatar Imagechulhee says: all for one :)

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