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

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Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2010, 04:45 PM

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! http://bit.ly/5603s6 #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.

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41 Comments

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106 Points

I am really excited, I’ll try to be there. This is great, and to quote AVPM “It’s gonna be totally awesome!”

Posted by Miss RAB on January 22, 2010, 09:45 AM report to moderator
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1549 Points

:) i feel really bad for haiti..:) im going to participate. :) yey for people uniting!

Posted by vampressISap0tter *ROAR* on January 22, 2010, 09:46 AM report to moderator
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1408 Points

Awesome! I’ll be there :)

Posted by da_member0808 on January 22, 2010, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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680 Points

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!

Posted by KimmyBlair on January 22, 2010, 09:58 AM report to moderator
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11307 Points

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 JKR

Posted by GF_of_Seamus on January 22, 2010, 10:07 AM report to moderator
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8577 Points

heckyes! this is so wonderful! can’t wait to Help Haiti! :)

Posted by netsrikb on January 22, 2010, 10:39 AM report to moderator
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4007 Points

i’ll be there!!

Posted by KC Nox on January 22, 2010, 11:49 AM report to moderator
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Very worthy cause!

Posted by HonoraryWeasley on January 22, 2010, 12:43 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Kirk on January 22, 2010, 01:27 PM report to moderator
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4056 Points

I hope they get a lot out of it!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on January 22, 2010, 01:52 PM report to moderator
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2110 Points

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. <3

Posted by Ariel Malfoy**HISS** on January 22, 2010, 02:10 PM report to moderator
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4565 Points

Wow…these gifts sound very awesome. I hope that whoever wins enjoys them. Glad that the money is going for a good cause.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 22, 2010, 02:13 PM report to moderator
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Googlygooglygoosh! Will fight my way through whatever tries to keep me away from this. Seriously.

Posted by Darth Luna on January 22, 2010, 03:22 PM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by molly43 on January 22, 2010, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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866 Points

I think it is great that so many fandoms are coming together to help the Haitians.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 22, 2010, 06:06 PM report to moderator
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