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Last Two Days for Get A Clue T-Shirt Drive

Posted by: Melissa
December 30, 2005, 12:07 AM

You have two more days to order T-Shirts in our fourth annual Get a Clue! We've raised several thousand dollars for BookAid, so we thank you.
If your shirts haven't arrived yet, we simply ask for your patience. This is a purely mechanical effort for a good cause - we don't have an Amazon.comContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Winner of Signed Half-Blood Prince Book Raffle

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 07:21 PM

Previously, we told you about the Belen Public Library in New Mexico conducting a raffle for their copy of one of the Half-Blood Prince books signed by author J.K. Rowling in order to help fund an addition to their library. The winner was Katherine Williams of Albuquerque, and her son sent us inContinued...


G4: Leaky's Fourth "Get a Clue" Charity Drive Open! Get Your Leaky and PotterCast shirts!

Posted by: Melissa
December 10, 2005, 01:11 PM

The fourth "Get a Clue" drive is now open!
Four years ago, almost to the date, we opened our first-ever "Get a Clue" drive for charity. At the time, the purpose was to collect enough money to bid onContinued...


Emma Thompson Decorates Walking Stick for Charity

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2005, 09:38 AM

Emma Thomson and other entertainment, music and sports celebrities have decorated walking sticks for an online charity auction. The money raised will aid the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a British charity providing information on disability equipment. Commenting on her creation, Ms. ThompsonContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR and the Rags Before the Riches

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2005, 10:35 PM

The Scotsman has a very good new article highlighting excerpts from a foreward that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written for a new book, in which she describes her life in relative poverty before achieving her current fame and wealth. In describing parts of her days in Edinburgh as a single mother orContinued...


"Candle For Care" Fundraiser

Posted by: sue
November 26, 2005, 08:28 PM and both let us know that they are again running their "Candle for Care" charity fundraiser. Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has sent out a message to fans asking, in lieu sending presents this holiday season, that fans consider making a donation to Demelza House,Continued...

JKR Donates Signed Copy of HBP

Posted by: Melissa
November 26, 2005, 12:51 PM

Scotland's Daily Record reports that J.K. Rowling responded to 12-year-old Breeze Gardner's request by donating an autographed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to a charity auction.

" . . . [T]he book is expected to fetch more than £ 6000 when it is auctioned off next month.

Care Bears: HP-signed Bears for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2005, 01:40 AM

Support breast cancer awareness and get a teddy bear signed by a Harry Potter actor or crew member in some very special auctions that have been put together by fandomer Lisa at There are bears up for auction that have been signed by Chris Columbus, Rupert Grint and a PhelpsContinued...

Special Showings of GoF for Charities in NYC and Chicago

Posted by: Melissa
November 11, 2005, 02:00 PM

Starworks Foundation is hosting a sneak preview showing of GoF on Thursday, November 17th at 6 p.m. at the Loews Lincoln Square with a preview party beforehand as a fundraiser for the foundation. Tickets are still available to this event; General Admission tickets begin at $100, $50 ofContinued...


JKR-signed first edition of Goblet of Fire on eBay

Posted by: Melissa
November 10, 2005, 04:44 PM

CBBC Newsround presenter Lizo Mzimba has donated a first edition copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, autographed by J.K. Rowling, to the BBC's Children in Need Appeal. The book is up for auction as part of The Great Big Bid on eBay, and can be viewed here. Happy bidding, andContinued...

HP Cast

Rupert Grint and Tom Felton Present Award

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2005, 06:23 AM

Actors Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) attended last night's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. According to this article, the two Harry Potter actors presented an award to Liz Carnell, a mother who set up a website to help stop bullying. You can see a photo of RupertContinued...

Alivan's Posts Drive Totals: More than $9,000 on Behalf of Potter Fans

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2005, 03:17 PM

Wandmakers Alivan's posted the results of its drive for Hurricane Katrina victims: more than $9,000 will go to help victims of the disaster. The site posted:

"This was only possible due to every Alivan's customer who took part in this promotion. Also, special thanksContinued...

Potter Fans for Katrina Drive Update

Posted by: Melissa
September 19, 2005, 11:30 PM

We're down to the end of our Potter Fans for Katrina Victims drive and we're at about $6,000 in donations. If you are thinking of donating, please do:

If you have put the button on your site, please let us know at Our list of supporters is here; if you can't afford toContinued...

Potter Fans for Katrina Victims Effort Update

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 10:42 AM

It's day three of our drive, and the good hearts taking part in the Potter for Katrina Victims relief fund have raised $4,000. Keep it going, guys. Keep it going. Spread the word by posting the PayPal button (TXT file of the code here) or linking to this post, where you can find all the info youContinued...

Fundraiser Participants, Tallies

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:05 AM

The first full day of fundraising in the "Potter Fans for Katrina Victims" drive has brought in more than $2,600 in donations from generous Potter fans. We're floored. Our list of participating sites is up here, to be updated daily. Please visit the sites who are helping out. All info about the driveContinued...