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

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Posted by: Edward
January 23, 2010, 02:00 PM

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!



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. ESTHPA's PotterWatchPotterCastMuggleCastHogwarts 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.

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60 Comments

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4056 Points

I’m watching it!

Posted by fifi ~::~ ıɟıɟ {WBM!} {ITC!} on January 23, 2010, 02:34 PM report to moderator
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2525 Points

Thats AMAZING!

Posted by The Nerd on January 23, 2010, 02:37 PM report to moderator
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622 Points

@albeitgruggish It’s being re-played already at http://www.thehpalliance.org/haiti/

Posted by The Hufflepuff Giraffe on January 23, 2010, 08:25 PM report to moderator
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3455 Points

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!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on January 23, 2010, 08:43 PM report to moderator
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1830 Points

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!

Posted by nellythemarrow on January 23, 2010, 08:50 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

That was a wonderful show! I especially loved how Matt and Evanna came on PotterCast!!! Amazing day for Harry Potter fan!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on January 23, 2010, 10:09 PM report to moderator
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4565 Points

$33,000 in six hours is awesome. So cool.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 23, 2010, 10:45 PM report to moderator
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1408 Points

Awesome work everyone!!! Thanks to all who helped put this amazing thing together.

Posted by da_member0808 on January 23, 2010, 10:55 PM report to moderator
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730 Points

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!!

Posted by RavenclawDancer on January 23, 2010, 10:58 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

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.

Posted by Kirk on January 24, 2010, 12:05 AM report to moderator
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4007 Points

so proud of us!! and it was fun as well!

Posted by KC Nox on January 24, 2010, 01:20 AM report to moderator
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33 Points

I watched all of it it was so fun!! They raised so much money!!!

Posted by movielover134 on January 24, 2010, 01:38 AM report to moderator
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1373 Points

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!

Posted by Pollytomat on January 24, 2010, 05:42 AM report to moderator
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437 Points

Watching! :D

Posted by LadySidi on January 24, 2010, 06:48 AM report to moderator
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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!

Posted by palantiriel on January 24, 2010, 06:49 AM report to moderator
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