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

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

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! #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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250 Points

My School Raised 14,900.87 for Haiti in TWO DAYS. Imagine what the world can do in a week.

Posted by HogwartsPrincess*{ROAR}*ϟ on January 24, 2010, 01:41 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

Oh my, this is remarkable! Well done, thanks to everyone who donated. This will make a huge impact on the lives of many people.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on January 24, 2010, 02:28 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

wow dude pretty awesome that everyone came together and raised that much

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 24, 2010, 02:32 PM report to moderator
186 Points
That ’s so great there helping
Posted by Cadbury18 on January 24, 2010, 03:32 PM report to moderator
4906 Points

i got on it!

Posted by Darth Luna on January 24, 2010, 03:50 PM report to moderator
190 Points

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!

Posted by lollifant on January 24, 2010, 04:31 PM report to moderator
3526 Points

that’s amazing, GO LEAKY !

Posted by DesQueJteVois on January 24, 2010, 04:42 PM report to moderator
433 Points

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!

Posted by mollywobble on January 24, 2010, 06:15 PM report to moderator
276 Points

I donated. Cross my fingers and hope to win.

Posted by leigia on January 24, 2010, 07:22 PM report to moderator
5439 Points

That is so Awesome!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on January 24, 2010, 08:45 PM report to moderator
866 Points

Over $33,000 in under six hours, that’s awesome!

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:45 PM report to moderator
328 Points

HP rules all! But the fandoms are best when united!

Posted by Hobgoblin 13 on January 24, 2010, 09:02 PM report to moderator
2579 Points

This is so awesome, and the show was great. Words can not describe how amazing this fandom is!

Posted by Wendelin the Weird on January 24, 2010, 10:24 PM report to moderator
866 Points

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.

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 25, 2010, 12:11 AM report to moderator
38 Points

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.


Posted by HeidiT on January 25, 2010, 12:54 AM report to moderator
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