Donation campaign - Pins for a good cause
A brief description (for those who don't have enough time):
Ever since 2007,we release a new pin, as well as a magnet (since 2010), every month, with the most beautiful Wunderland scenes for collectors to buy. The entire turnover of these sales (and we are not deducting manufacturing costs) is being donated to a good cause - different ones every month. The buyers decide to which cause or institution the proceeds should be donated. The pins and magnets can be bought separately or as annual collections, which include a bonus pin or magnet. A pin or magnet costs 2.90 Euros each, and will hopefully be purchased by all our visitors at our onlineshop or within the exhibition.
2007: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: HARZ, ALPS AND KNUFFINGEN
2008: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: HAMBURG
2009: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: USA
2010: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: SCANDINAVIA
2011: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: SWITZERLAND ETC.
2012: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: ALLGAEU AND AIRPORT
2013: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: GREAT TRAINRIDES
2014: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: FIRE DEPARTMENT MIWULA
2015: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: HAFENCITY
2016: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE SPEICHERSTADT
2017: 12 PINS WITH THE THEME: BEST OF 10 YEARS
Current amount of donations
As of now €529,305.10 € have been collected! (Last update: March 22nd, 2017)
We live in a rich part of the world. Many of us are doing well to very good - but looking at the rest of the world though, we are doing excellent and outstanding.
Fortunately, there is a great will to help the less privileged and generous amounts of money are donated for the good cause. Still, every day around the world thousands of children are dying who, had their fate been different and were they born in rich countries like Germany, probably would still be alive today. But also in Germany there are poverty and illnesses, which hinder children from having the harmonious and care free childhood that most of you probably had.
We are only a small middle class enterprise, but we are lucky to draw quite a bit of attention. We have already used this attention in the past to support charities, including donations from ourselves as well. Both of this shall bring a lot more money in the future for the good cause.
Now we have come up with a special campaign: Many people have asked us about pins from the Wunderland in the past. Since 2007, we release a new collectible pin every month, and since 2010, we offer collectible magnets as well. The pins and magnets of each annual edition share a common theme, e.g. a section of the layout or special vehicles. They cost 2.90 Euros each, a standard market price - but in our case, it is entirely forwarded to the respective recipient of the donation, as our share of the donation are the manufacturing costs for the pins and magnets. We don’t deduct them and donate the total gross turnover from the sale. Until 2009, we have had an edition of 2,000 pieces each month, each raising 5,800 Euros (2,000 × 2.90 Euro). In 2011, we decided to manufacture pins in different quantities (1,000 to 2,500 pieces) therefore they generate different amounts of money for donation. The pin with the highest number of votes generates the highest amount of money.
We hope everyone will join in! The exclusive annual edition set with a special additional pin or magnet can be purchased in our onlineshop. All buyers of this annual edition set have the possibility to decide which institution or cause shall be recipient of the donations. We look forward to your participation!
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg