After hearing about the devastation caused by the January earthquake, The Harry Potter Alliance teamed up with HP and Young Adult aficionados across the world to do what needed to be done. So far, they've raised over $110,000 - enough to send those three planes, plus even more aid, to Haiti through Partners in Health. But work isn't over yet.
Today is the last day of fundraising for the global movement that is Helping Haiti Heal. What does that mean for you? It means it's not too late to snag some of the awesome fundraising prizes being offered by cool cats like J.K. Rowling and John Green.
Ready to have your mind blown? You can't even buy this stuff on eBay. Prizes include:
All 7 Harry Potter books signed by J.K. Rowling, plus a handwritten card!
A guitar owned and signed by Tom Felton - AKA Draco Malfoy!
A copy of Deathly Hallows signed by the cast of the film!
A 1,000-word story about whatever subject you want written by John Green OR Maureen Johnson!
Signed first printings of all of John Green's books, plus one of his unpublished stories!
Critiques of your writing by professional editors and authors!
+ Goods from Neil Gaiman, Hank Green, Evanna Lynch, Sir Terry Pratchett, the set of Underworld, talented artists, and more!
Want to win one - or all - of the above items? It's easy to enter. Between now and midnight, go to the HP Alliance Prizes Page, make a (tax-deductible) donation to Partners in Health through Paypal, and your name will be officially in the raffle. Not only that, but there's a decent chance you will have just saved a life. No joke.
What if I can't donate?
Don't worry! You can still help HHH do everything it takes to make a difference in Haiti. Start by tweeting with the hashtag #HHH - let's make this thing a trending topic before it's over! Then, get to work blogging and bugging your friends. Who wouldn't want to win a signed Harry Potter set? Or a custom story by one of the biggest authors in YA today? Seriously, this stuff is gold.
If you're reading this after midnight on February 6th, you can still make a difference. Simply donate whatever you can, whether it's a buck or a hundred bucks. Remember - the people of Haiti haven't stopped hurting, and they desperately need your help.
Helping Haiti Heal has exposed the members of the YAlit community, in addition to everyone involved, as insanely caring and giving people. Now's your chance to be part of the movement. Ready, set... go!
Emilia is a sixteen-year-old aspiring novelist who listens to rock, dreams of backpacking in Europe, and gets chills thinking about the next Harry Potter movie. For more about her, visit our Who We Are page.