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Make- A-Wish Foundation and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2004, 07:30 AM

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is making one girl's dream come true when she gets to meet the cast from the Harry Potter films. A young girl who suffers from the birth defect Spina Bifida is being flown to England to the set of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. Talking about the Harry PotterContinued...


GIVE A GALLEON Update and Special Message from the HP Cast

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2004, 04:39 PM

We're halfway into our GIVE A GALLEON drive and more than half our inventory is gone, so get moving - give a Galleon, get a sticker and support literacy all at once.

A few of your friends from England wanted to tell you the same. They really wanted to say, nice and simply, to Give aContinued...


Snowflakes for Charity

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2004, 07:52 AM

Mary GrandPre, illustrator of the US edition of the Harry Potter novels, is contributing her work to charity. As part of a fundraising effort raise money for cancer research, Mary GrandPre has donated an original painted wood snowflake for auction. This is part of the "Robert's Snow" auction on Ebay, with theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's "Big Issue"

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2004, 08:40 AM

J.K. Rowling is lending her name to charity once again. In a fund-raising effort called "What's Your Big Issue?", the Harry Potter author is donating a specially designed t- shirt for auction. This unique t-shirt, among many donated by celebrities, will be autographed and designed to highlight an issue thatContinued...


"Candle for Care" Charity Fundraiser

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 11:17 AM and have launched their "Candle for Care" charity fundraiser for Demelza House, a Children's Hospice in England. This fundraiser is being held for the Harry Potter actor who has requested a donation to this charity in lieu of sending him a holiday gift. Also,Continued...


Harry Potter Cast Members Support Big Book Auction

Posted by: sue
November 17, 2004, 12:53 PM

Actors from the Harry Potter films are once again lending their support to charity. Cast members have donated their signatures and a book for "The Big Book Auction" with proceeds going to LEPRA, a UK medical charity which helps fight leprosy and HIV/AIDS world wide. Contributing toContinued...

Harry Potter Cast Members Draw Christmas Cards for Charity

Posted by: sue
November 05, 2004, 12:56 PM

Several Harry Potter film cast members have donated their artistic talents to charity. In order to raise funds for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, cast members drew original Christmas cards to be sold at auction. Actor Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) "has sketchedContinued...


Followup: JKR Mini-Book Raises $20,000 for Charity

Posted by: sue
November 02, 2004, 08:59 AM

Previously, we told you of a special miniature book that author J.K.Rowling wrote in order to raise money for the 999Club, a charity to help the homeless. Last night the private auction was held, and the book by JKRowling sold for £11,000 ($20,223 USD). The highest seller of the night wasContinued...

J.K. Rowling

A Time Turner for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:32 AM

The Scotsman reports that Jo Rowling donated a time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to a charity auction in benefit of Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre, which supports cancer patients.
Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!


Jo Rowling Mini-book

Posted by: Kristin
October 06, 2004, 06:51 AM has posted an image of the small, handwritten book by Jo Rowling that will be auctioned at Sotheby's in London November 1st for the charitable organization 999 Club.
Thanks to HarryLatino for the link!

Special Miniature Book by J.K. Rowling up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2004, 07:40 PM

In a effort to raise money for the homeless, author J.K. Rowling has donated a special original miniature book for auction. Charity organization 999club will hold the reception and auction on November 1st at Sotheby's in London, England.
From the information that we received, thisContinued...

FictionAlley Collects for Charley's Victims

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2004, 11:19 AM is sponsoring a supply drive to benefit victims of the recent Hurricane Charley, which killed many and left thousands homeless in Florida. Go to the link for details on their effort and links to other organizations doing the same. Here at Leaky we've heard from at least one readerContinued...