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Donation Pins and Magnets

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.

Background Information

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.

Between the years 2001 and 2019 we had varying quantities for each pin and magnet (between 1,000 and 2,500 pieces each). Consequently, each pin had earned a different sum for donations. The pins with the most votes received the highest donation amount.
In 2020, we had an even quantity of 750 magnets and 750 pin for each design, so a monthly donation amount of 4,350.00 Euro.
In 2021 we produced 762 Magnets and 360 pins which amounts to 2,992.80 Euro dontations in each month.
We’ll receive the same amount again for the year 2022, however, this year we are producing 600 magnets and 432 pins for each design.

Since January 2023, we do not feature monthly assigned pins and magnets any longer; Instead we now have many different, permanent charity pins and magnets.
In the beginning of each year, we will estimate a reasonable prognosis about the amount we’ll expect to sell and then divide the sum by 12. That means, each month, the organizations you have chosen will receive the same donation sum. We think, that is actually a much fairer solution to all. At the end of the year, we’ll check whether we have a surplus or minus, and will calculate that difference into the next year.

If you buy at least one charity pin or magnet, you can sign up for the elections, and every 3 months, you will receive an e-mail with organizations that are nominated for election. The first three in the ranking will receive the money, the last organization will get erased from the list. Of course, you can nominate your own favorite children’s charity organization. If you have any questions, Sabine will be happy to answer you:

We hope everyone will join in! We look forward to your participation!

Thank You,

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Current Pins and Magnets

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.

Current Suggestions

Who shall receive the donation money?

Every quarter the buyers of the donation pin annual edition may choose the three institutions who shall be pin partners for the next three months. The suggestions for the institutions come from you.

In order to keep the list at a manageable length, at every vote the last three places are taken from the list and can’t be voted for again at the next election.

1.) Sponsoring Society Children’s Lives Association
When a family receives the diagnosis that their child is seriously or incurably ill, their world collapses. It is almost unbearable. For these families, the sick child becomes the center of their attention, everything else comes second - especially the sibling, the job, friends and everything else. This often results in broken marriages, unemployment and social exclusion. The aim of the Sponsoring Society Children’s Lives Association is to help these families, and especially the children, with their often unbearable everyday lives. We have been able to help many families so far and fulfill their wishes and dreams – very modest wishes. This has shown us that it does not always need large sums to help and to spread joy. The children and adolescents want simple things that make their difficult time during chemotherapy or at the hospital more bearable.

2.) Verein Leben im Abseits e.V. (transl.: Foundation ‚Marginal Existence’)
Leben im Abseits’ was founded to educate the general public about the unacceptable and degrading life on the streets, and to raise the awareness that homeless people have the right to be treated with the same dignity respect, and decency as everyone else. We are dedicating our work to find effective, unbureaucratic solutions. It is our aim to prompt a change in the general mindset on a political, economic, and societal level, as well as to reduce inhibitions and reluctancies towards people in need to encourage respectful interactions with them. Without doubt, the mesh in the social security netting is increasingly getting bigger, and that the effects of poverty will further accelerate in the upcoming years. By continuously expanding our network and our cooperation with existing facilities which permanently support socially deprived and homeless people, we want to improve their situation and we aim to sensitize the general public for this topic.

3.) Lebenswunsch e.V.
In co-operation with employees and volunteers in hospice and palliative labor, we strive to fulfill last life wishes with a focus on self-determination and the safety of the involved parties. Wherever desired and possible, we include relatives as well. Thus, we are giving joyful moments to be shared with all involved. The organization ‚Lebenswunsch e.V.‘ (translat: ‚make a wish‘) was founded to fulfill special personal wishes for terminally ill patients, and to make sure that they can experience their ‚life wish‘ moments with joy. We are working exclusively on a volunteer basis. In all concerns we protect the privacy and the self-determination of the patients.

4.) Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung
The "Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung" (German Childhood Cancer Foundation) aims at fighting childhood cancer and helping children with cancer to experience the same quality of life and future prospects as any other child. The foundation supports and funds clinical and patient centered research projects that are targeted on better chances of healing, access to secure treatment, development of new cures and minimization or even prevention of long-term effects.

5.) Recover your smile e.V.
Der gemeinnützige Verein Nana-Recover your Smile e.V. veranstaltet für an Krebs erkrankten Menschen kostenfreie Workshops mit Make-up durch prof. Make-up Artists, an dessen Ende ein professionelles Foto Shooting steht. Gerade der Haar-, Wimpern-und Augenbrauenverlust durch die Chemotherapie stellt in der Erkrankung für viele ein erhebliches Problem dar. Sie leiden unter ihrem veränderten Aussehen und ziehen sich aus Scham zurück. Um das Selbstbewusstsein zu stärken und Freude am Aussehen zurückzugewinnen, verschenken wir mit einem perfekten Make-up und außergewöhnlichen Portraits intensive Momente. In einer Studie gemeinsam mit der Universität Salzburg und dem Brustzentrum der LMU München konnte Nana-Recover your Smile e.V. zeigen, dass sich mit der Teilnahme am Shooting die depressive Stimmung der Patientinnen reduzierte, sich die Lebensqualität subjektiv verbesserte und das Selbstwertgefühl gesteigert werden konnte.

6.) Hamburg Leuchtfeuer
Hamburg Leuchtfeuer ("Hamburg Beacon") aims at empowering people with a serious illness to live a self-determined life, thus enhancing their quality of life despite their respective condition. Hamburg Leuchtfeuer offers assistance in the patient's home even at an early stage. It also runs a hospice center thus providing a place where people can live pain-free and with dignity for the time they have left. Hamburg Leuchtfeuer was founded in 1994 as a care organization for people suffering from HIV and AIDS.

7.) Mission Lebenshaus / Kinder-und Jugendhospiz
On August 20th 2014, the Angelika Reichelt Kinder- und Jugendhospiz Joshuas Engelreich ("Angelika Reichelt Children's and Youths' Hospice Joshuas Engelreich") was opened in the city of Wilhelmshaven. From the very beginning our house was meant to be a place to live, laugh and mourn. We provide help and support for children, teenagers and young adults with terminal diseases as well as their families in times of need. Unfortunately, official funding covers only 50% of the overall costs for care, support, housing of our guests and their families, thus we depend on fundraising for the remaining 50%. Please help us help young people and their families by contributing to our pin donation campaign, so that they can get relief and support in the remaining time to the end of their lives.

8.) wünschdirwas e.V. (make a wish association)
Wünschdirwas e.V. is a charitable association from Cologne. For the past 25 years many volunteers and 4 employees have been fulfilling the heart’s desires of children and young adults with serious illnesses. An unforgettably beautiful experience can give confidence, energy and the courage to face life and help to forget the illness for a little while. Wünschdirwas e.V. works in all of Germany in cooperation with doctors and therapists in more than 90 hospitals, children’s hospitals and hospices:

9.) SOS Kinderdörfer (SOS Children’s Villages)
The SOS Children’s Villages take care of the well being of children around the world. In the villages orphans and other children in need have the possibility to grow up in a family. They receive shelter, food, education and medical treatment:

10.) Doctors without borders
“Doctors without borders” is a private medical first aid organization, with their basic principles written down in a Charter. One of these principles is to help all victims regardless of their ethnic origin or their religious or political beliefs. “Doctors without borders” is neutral and impartial and works free of any bureaucratic constraints. To keep this independence they are financed by at least half through private donations:

11.) Stiftung Mittagskinder (Association Lunch Children)
The non-profit association Mittagskinder in Hamburg offers a socio-paedagogical supervision for children coming from a misfortunate social background in their so-called “Kindertreffs” (meeting places). These shelters are situated in inner city locations. More than 120 children receive healthy and appropriate meals free of charge. There are also tutoring and further educational and sports activities available:

12.) Kinder- und Jugendhospiz
The "Kinder- und Jugendhospiz Regenbogenland" (Children's and Youths' Hospice Rainbow Land) is a home for children with a limited life expectancy due to a fatal disease or a severe handicap. It is a place that focuses on life and joyful living, thus allowing families to spend the remaining time with their child as positively and fulfilling as possible. It is also meant to be a support for the family and a complement to the health care at home which can - especially in the long run - become very challenging for the relatives involved.

13.) Elmshorner Suppenhühner (transl.: Elmshorn Soup Chickens )

We are helping helpers! In her own words Martina Kramer from the town Elmshorn is ‚sweet little 61‘. With her initiative is dedicated to help the homeless. Since more than 5 years, she is providing people in need with food, hygiene supplies, and everyday objects like sleeping bags, clothing, and much, much more. Since two years she has her own van to reach even more homeless people throughout Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Before that she only had a handcart for her deliveries. By now, Martina has acquired quite a few more helpers for her project. Many of her friends are baking and cooking, or are supporting her on-site, so she can continue her dedicated help for people in need.

14.) Kinderkrebszentrum Hamburg e.V.
The association for the childcancer support in Hamburg supports the child cancerunit at the UKE (Eppendorf University Hospital). Approximately 600 children are being treated here both residential and ambulant. It is our goal to provide all means, material and staff wise, to support the patients in the best possible way and to enhance research as well as exchange of experience about reasons for and treatments against cancer in children. We also support parents who are in financial distress due to their child’s illness.

15.) Nestwerk e.V.
Especially young adults living in inner city regions lacking of infrastructure need adequate, continuous and gratuitous leisure time facilities to break through the vicious circle of poverty and neglect. State funding, due to empty cash reserves, isn’t enough, civic envolvment and practical help are needed. NestWerk sees its main role in offering low-threshold leisuretime and sports activities to help the children long term:

16.) Förderkreis zugunsten unfallgeschädigter Kinder e.V. (support network for children damaged by accidents)
The children suffering from damage through accidents have already cried enough from shock and pain. Thanks to good doctors they can run and jump again, but visiting their friends a few blocks over is something they cannot yet manage to do on their own. Building up trust and finding bravery within themselves is something they have to practice- with the help of Hamburg police men and women. Crossing streets, climbing trees and going on night walks is one way to practice. And going on two week excursions during the holidays into the snow, to the Baltic or to a horseback riding farm, just because it is fun and good for them!

17.) Hanseatic Help
Hanseatic Help has been supporting and providing for people in need since fall 2015, distributing donations to charitable organizations. We have supported refugees, homeless, women’s shelters and orphanages in Hamburg and surrounding counties with clothing and other articles of necessity for everyday life. Our honorary association does not only provide regularly for 150 institutions for people in need in Hamburg, but also delivers aid supplies to regions of crisis such as Syria, Iraq, Greece, Sicily or Haiti. Thousands of people have been initially provided with clothing and articles of hygiene.

18.) Kinderheim Kleine Strolche
Das Kinderheim Kleine Strolche wurde 2008 gegründet und bietet Soforthilfe für Säuglinge, Bereitschaftserziehungsstellen, Mutter-Kinder-Wohngruppen und familienanaloge Wohngruppen. Wir sind eines der wenigen Häuser in Deutschland mit einer Spezialisierung auf schwer traumatisierte und medizinisch herausfordernde Kinder von 0 bis 6 Jahren. Aufgrund dieser Spezialisierung legen wir großen Wert auf unsere heilpädagogischen, kinder- und jugendpsychiatrischen und psychotherapeutischen Angebote unseres eigenen Therapiezentrums, denn je früher diese nach dem traumatischen Vorfall beginnen, umso besser sind die Heilungsaussichten.

19.) German Children’s Hospice Association
The Deutscher Kinderhospizverein was founded in 1990 by six families whose children suffered from terminal life shortening illnesses. The association works throughout Germany and accompanies the entire family starting from the diagnosis of the child. They offer support for the sick child, the parents and siblings to better cope with the situation.

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 18 of the last election of October 2023:

Herzenswünsche e.V. (Heart’s desire foundation)
Ankerland e.V.
Foundation "A place for children"

4.) Lebenswunsch e.V.
5.) Förderkreis zugunsten unfallgeschädigter Kinder e.V. (Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents)
6.) wünschdirwas e.V. (make a wish association)
7.) SOS Children’s Villages
8.) Mission Lebenshaus
9.) Doctors without borders
10.) Hamburg Leuchtfeuer ("Hamburg Beacon")
11.) Verein Leben im Abseits e.V. (transl.: Foundation ‚Marginal Existence’)
12.) Kinderkrebszentrum Hamburg e.V. (Childcancer Hamburg e.V.)
13.) Children's and Youths' Hospice Rainbowland
14.) Elmshorner Suppenhühner (transl.: Elmshorn Soup Chickens )
15.) Hanseatic Help e.V.
16.) Kinderheim Kleine Strolche
17.) Nestwerk e.V.
18.) Phoenix Sport – united together