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


Jan 23, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

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!

style=”padding-top:10px;text-align:center;width:560px”>Watch live streaming video from sayaha at livestream.com
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. 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.
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 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.

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

Avatar ImageFifi says: I'm watching it!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Thats AMAZING!Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: @albeitgruggish It's being re-played already at http://www.thehpalliance.org/haiti/Avatar ImageCatherine says: that was an awesome show everyone! thanks to everyone who aranged it! and look at what a powerful and amazing we fandom we have! its bring tears to my eyes!Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: That was good, and it was great hearing Evanna Lynch and Matt Lewis. I can't believe #hhh was a Twitter trend for so long!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That was a wonderful show! I especially loved how Matt and Evanna came on PotterCast!!! Amazing day for Harry Potter fan!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: $33,000 in six hours is awesome. So cool.Avatar Imageda_member0808 says: Awesome work everyone!!! Thanks to all who helped put this amazing thing together. Avatar ImageA Chocolate Frog says: This makes me SO proud to be a member of the Harry Potter community. Thanks so much to all who donated, tweeted, and worked so hard to put together an awesome webcast!! This is incontrovertible proof that we can change the world through love!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am upset that I missed it due to work but am pleased and impressed that this effort succeeded in acquiring such a great amount of money that will serve an excellent cause. Well done to all the participants and let not our spirit of generosity diminish simply because this event has passed.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: so proud of us!! and it was fun as well! Avatar Imagemovielover134 says: I watched all of it it was so fun!! They raised so much money!!! Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I'm proud of being a little part of this amazing fandom! And of course, 33 thousand in six hours... just great! +++ Yesterday, while being in Finland, I saw Red Cross volunteers who collected donations everywhere in the center of Helsinki (and it was really cold outside, but they were standing for hours); then, the biggest Russian bank - Sberbank has created a simple system of donations for Red Cross, now everyone who doesn't know how to use Internet or doesn't have a credit card can donate some money near their house. And that's great! I admire these people, that makes our society better and gives real help to people in need!Avatar ImageLadySidi says: Watching! :DAvatar Imagepalantiriel says: I watched it live, and seeing the amount of money go up and up by the minute was amazing! Well done everyone, we are awesome!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Watching!!!!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: watchingAvatar Imageaj_ellybean says: Over $10K raised, guys! Awesome!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'm happy that the event was such a success!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: What a remarkable event! Avatar Imagesakuranbo07 says: It was so much fun to be able to come together to help by donating & spreading the tweets about Helping Haiti Heal!Avatar ImageBara says: I watched it & it looked to be a great success. Well done to everyone involved.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: wow thats relly good Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: WOW! Thats a lot of money! Great Job!!!Avatar Imagemollywobble says: 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!Avatar Imagealbeitgurggish says: when will it be released as a recording? I missed some! Avatar ImageBookworm Jen says: That was amazing! Definitely tied with LeakyCon for my favorite fandom event. I love the HP fan community! :)Avatar ImageThe Hufflepuff Giraffe says: 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! :DAvatar ImageFosDoNuT says: That was a great show!!! Thanks to everyone!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: 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!!!Avatar ImageHogwartsPrincess says: My School Raised 14,900.87 for Haiti in TWO DAYS. Imagine what the world can do in a week.Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: Oh my, this is remarkable! Well done, thanks to everyone who donated. This will make a huge impact on the lives of many people.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: wow dude pretty awesome that everyone came together and raised that muchAvatar ImageCadbury18 says: That 's so great there helpingAvatar ImageLunaLupinTonks says: i got on it!Avatar Imagelollifant says: I'm so glad we can do this!! I watched yesterday and it was brilliant! Evanna, Matt (and his wasp, lol)! It's so nice of Jo to donate the signed books, I mean some of us can really win it, I think I would faint if I did! lol! But best of all was that we raised so much (and more) for such a good cause! I love this fandom!Avatar Imageccking says: that's amazing, GO LEAKY !Avatar Imagemollywobble says: I missed the live show because of work, but I'm watching the replay. Evanna and Matt are so much fun. I really hope Evanna will be able to get a book or DVD signed by part of the cast (wonder if WB will let her though). I plan on donating tomorrow morning. On a sentimental note: Leaky, you guys are amazing. This is why the fandom will never die, because we can always find time to come together for important events like this. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes who is making this possible. Keep donating people!Avatar Imageleigia says: I donated. Cross my fingers and hope to win.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That is so Awesome! Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: Over $33,000 in under six hours, that's awesome!Avatar ImageMushMania says: HP rules all! But the fandoms are best when united!Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: This is so awesome, and the show was great. Words can not describe how amazing this fandom is!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: It's awesome what we can accomplish when we work together toward a common goal. HP fans not only have good taste, but good hearts. Dumbledore would be proud.Avatar ImageHeidiT says: It was wonderful and thrilling to get to be a part of this event, so thank you to all my fellow hosts and the wonderful team that put in so much effort to get the telethon onto the intrawebz! I can't wait to see what we manage to raise over the next week - but if help_haiti on livejournal can get pledges of over $100,000, I am sure that #HHH can bring in at least that much. SO many thanks to JKR, Tom, Evanna, Matt and especially everyone in the chatroom and on Twitter yesterday afternoon. <3!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: So does anyone have a list of the winners? Congrats to all who won!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: WOW! Thats a lot of money! Great Job!!!Avatar ImageGottaGetBackToHogwarts says: 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!Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: 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. Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cooooooooooolAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: =DAvatar ImageTarsieS says: 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.Avatar Imagesallene says: What an amazing event! I'm so proud of our fandom!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Fantastic!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: 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.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Helping Haiti HealAvatar ImageNyssaM says: 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!Avatar ImageBara says: I only listened/watched part of it, but it was a fantastic effort by everyone involved. Great job!!Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: 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!Avatar ImageTheHeirOfSlytherin2 says: 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)Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: 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.

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