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


Jan 22, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

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 thehpalliance.org/haiti 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 PotterWatch, PotterCast, MuggleCast, Hogwarts 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! http://bit.ly/5603s6 #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.

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

Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: 1st oh how coolAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: I am so glad that everyone is taking part in this cause!Avatar Imagealicia00 says: how cool is thatAvatar ImageProfessorCharms says: WOW! You all must be working hard on this. Great prizes. Good work! Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: How will people be able to donate?Avatar Imagemelissaimless says: this is so cool!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: aww.thats soo nice. i luv it how everyones helpin Haiti.Avatar ImageHermioneandthehouseelves says: WOW WOW WOW!!! WE HAVE SUCH AN AMAZING FANDOM!!Avatar ImageCatherine says: OMG!!! I squeed when i saw this! not only are we such a great fandom but we are fans of such an amazing person! so GO JO! this is why everyone loves you! becuase you are the sweetest, most generous person probably in the world!Avatar ImageIamtherealme says: Ok, I know there's no need to point out the obvious...but WOW is our fandom awesome. I wish I could donate, but I'm kind of low on money right now. I know that those of you who can donate will make a HUGE difference though. :) I can't wait to see how much our fandom manages to contribute to such a worthy cause!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: AMAZING i think i came a little more alive inside when i read thisAvatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Squee for Jo! That is wonderful that she donated that! Can't wait to join in tomorrow for the LiveStream!Avatar Imageicystormz says: Good to hear that I can still donate, even if I can't watch the webcast (BOO WORK). I love our fandom and this is such a fantastic endeavor! Can't wait to find out how to contribute.Avatar ImageScylla says: Jo rocks. This fandom is amazing. I'll try and go!Avatar ImageDragony says: Wow, if I wouldn't be in Germany, I'd go! It sounds very, very good, but I've school there *drop* I hope, somebody tells me then how it was!Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: thanks jo!Avatar Imageleigia says: Everybody's jumping on the bandwagon to help Haiti recover, so it's great to see such a generous donation from people around the world. Hopefully the money raised will be used in constructive ways to help the island country recover and rebuild their lives again.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I hope that a lot of people tune in and donate what they can. It sounds like it's going to be a fantastic event!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: WOW I'm so glad to be part of such an aware, world-loving, helping fandom. :) Bless everyone that donates. Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: I wish i could help (and get some of those cool prizes) but i live on the other side of the pond and i'm a bit dry on money. Anyway, congratulations for helping those in need and the best of wishes to raise as many money as possible.Avatar ImageIlzairspar says: I'm working right when this is going on... I'm so bummed out!Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: How will people be able to donate?Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Wow - hats off to the organizers. You are making this a huge event! Good job!Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: This is totally awesome! I love that JKR gets a part of it and it will ofcourse make a difference to the charityAvatar ImageAll Was Well says: If I had 1 mil., I know what I'd do with it...Avatar ImageMelissa Anelli says: This will be open for a week, no owrries if you can't be at the thing!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is just fantastic that J.K. Rowling donated this prize and I hope that this event is able to accrue great quantities of funds to help the cause in Haiti. That so many people from so many fandoms could unite for this goal truly attests to the goodness of humans.Avatar ImageLucida says: Nice to hear from Jo. : ) Avatar ImageGryffipuff says: This really is an amazing cause! There are so many people that are lost but this just raises the hopes for the people who haven't been found yet exponentially. Also, the fact that it is not solely being contributed to by one particular fandom is astounding! Once again, we are all expressing how we have the power to come together and affect change and are MAKING. THINGS. HAPPEN. :) It is just another reason to be proud to call ourselves fans of a major series that does things like this. Let's all keep up the amazing work! I know that I myself will be contributing, even in the smallest way, with buying a few songs from the Jingle Spells albums. I heard that the proceeds from this are going to Haiti, and I had to go ahead and buy my copy.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Jo comes thru once again!Avatar ImageBara says: 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.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Go Jo! Avatar Imagemolly43 says: 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!!! Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: 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!!Avatar Imageaj_ellybean says: This officially proves just how much this fandom ROCKS! Way to help Haiti, HP community. I'm so there tomorrow!Avatar ImageKaty Wilde says: 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! :)Avatar Imagereadhp1008 says: *stares maouth agape at the screen*Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: The generosity of J.K. Rowling, the HP & other fandoms is very heart-warming. Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: that is sooo cool.....Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Really nice guysAvatar Imagesakuranbo07 says: I cant wait!Avatar ImageVeronicaRiddle says: jo rox go joAvatar Imagechipotlewizard404 says: WOAH.Avatar ImageFresca says: 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!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: very cool!!!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Jo always do right things! Thank you, Jo! We love you!Avatar Imagetaylor819 says: Jo is awesome! I hope the auction went well!Avatar ImageFifi says: Wow, loads of people are putting so much work into this!Avatar Imagesillyemma8 says: that is really nice. it is good to know that all stars are not selfish!!!Avatar ImageLizzary says: So generous! Great Idea!Avatar ImageLizzary says: So generous! Great Idea!Avatar ImageLizzary says: So generous! Great Idea!Avatar Imageemmaloviee12 says: wow this is amazing that they are doing this!Avatar ImageBellagirl18 says: Its very generous and its good to see so many people helping the causeAvatar ImageTheRebekinator says: This is amazing !Avatar Imagethorn_malfoy says: go jk she's amazing and genrous . she's an amazing personAvatar Imagethorn_malfoy says: go jk she's amazing and genrous . she's an amazing personAvatar Imagebrynnpm98 says: That is cool!!!!!!!Avatar Imagechulhee says: aww.thats soo nice http://softwareoutsourcing.biz Avatar Imagechulhee says: So generous! Great Idea! http://softwareoutsourcing.biz Avatar Imagechulhee says: This is amazing !Avatar Imagechulhee says: what's wrong with this forum?? I couldn't post comment after several attempts http://softwareoutsourcing.biz Avatar Imagesaturniia says: That seems awesome! I won't be around for the live broadcast (work), but I'll stop by the auction site to see if there's anything I may afford.

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