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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. 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!

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.) 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.

2.) 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:

3.) DKMS Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei
The Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei (Registry of German bone marrow donators) is responsible for keeping and updating the data on all bone marrow donors in Germany. It supports research projects on bone marrow donations, transplantations and patient education and care.

4.) 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.

5.) 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.

6.) Viva Con Agua
Water - together with air - is the most important element of life. Only with water, life can be created, water is life. Water is the necessity for a healthy and happy life. This simple truth is the motivation for Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli: They initiate and realize water related projects in order to enable access to clean water for humans throughout the world. Unfortunately, many people on our planet are deprived of uncontaminated water. The Viva con Agua donation pin is meant to enable the construction of a water well in order to supply a whole village in a developing country with clean drinking water, thus protecting the inhabitants from diseases and affliction.

Joy and participation for the poor elderly- against isolation and loneliness
This offer enables senior Hamburg citizens with little money and restricted bodily abilities to partake in cultural life. They are accompanied by high school students 16 years and over from their area. This way the seniors, who are poor due to their age, can still be part of cultural life and be integrated into society. Culture is the possibility to bridge the gap between generations- enabling contact and solidarity in the city’s quarters. Young people learn to take responsibility and engage themselves for their quarter and society.

8.) Foundation "A place for children"
The foundation "A place for children" builds the so called "Mattisburg" (Mattis-Castle) shelters in Germany for abused and severely traumatized children between the ages of three and twelve.
The Mattisburg-Children are peculiar in their behavior which can be violent and self-destructive. Severe eating disorders can appear as well. Their behavior is too intense for placements with foster parents in residential groups or psychiatric hospitals. These children receive help in the “Mattis Castles”. It often takes months for the children to open up and talk about their traumatic experiences. From that point forward the social educators and therapists can start working with them on processing and coping and getting better.

9.) Bestohlen, beraubt, misshandelt - Der WEISSE RING hilft (Robbed or Abused, the WHITE RING Will Help)
The WEISSE RING in Hamburg has 80 well trained volunteer workers (3,000 all throughout Germany). They are like a social lifebelt, counselor, companion and supporter for all people and families who have fallen victim to crime and brutality (in Hamburg alone there are 1,300 cases a year). The volunteers help the victims with their anger, pain and sadness and are there as long as they are needed (sometimes years). They help in finding new perspectives on life. Every year the WEISSE RING lends 14,000 hours of support in Hamburg alone. The WEISSE RING also engages in projects to prevent violence with teenagers and is financed solely through donation money, member fees and inheritances:

10.) “The Shell” (mobile child and youth hospice service)
Receiving a serious diagnosis puts entire families into a state of emergency- it changes everything. Everyday life must go on in addition to the emotional and psychological strain - having time is something very precious. The focus of our work is on children and adolescents with life-shortening illnesses and their families. Our trained volunteer staff visit the families at home regularly, dealing with both- the sick child and the healthy siblings. They have an open ear for the worries and fears – not only of the children but also of the parents.

11.) Kids & Friends
The Kids & Friends Foundation wants to transform Hamburg children into heroes! Ever since 2008, the Kids & Friends Foundation has been a companion for children and young people in Hamburg who are starting from poor conditions. Children should be able to develop their full potential, to shape their lives independently and to create better future prospects. We support projects regarding education, sports, arts and social issues and evaluate the projects according to defined criteria for sponsoring to make sure the money reaches where it belongs: with the kids. In short- we invest in this city’s most important resource and therefore in its future: in Hamburg's children and young people.

12.) 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:

13.) 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.

14.) Dance for all Association
Dance for All is a South African non-government organization. Dedicated dance teachers and choreographers have been working with children and adolescents from the poor parts of South Africa in order to give them a new perspective through dance since 1991. By today, more than 1800 children from socially disadvantaged communities of Gugulethu, Nyanga and Khayelitsha and other places, have put our dance training into practice. The training brings joy and a possible prospect of a career as a dancer.

15.) Familienhafen FAMILy Harbor– mobile children’s hospice service Hamburg
The FAMILIENHAFEN is Hamburg’s first mobile hospice service, helping and relieving families in their homes when they have a child suffering from terminal disease. The care offered by the mobile hospice service will be provided every day of the year if needed. This means that FAMILIENHAFEN ensures council and care 52 weeks of the year and by this closes a big gap in medical care in Hamburg. The service is free of charge for the families.

16.) Children’s Hospice “Lionheart“ in Syke
The children’s hospice “löwenherz” in Syke, close to Bremen, has eight rooms for extremely ill children, as well as for their parents and siblings. Children will be accepted, whose illness will be terminal, and who cannot be healed with today’s medical means. The association has made it their highest goal to make sure the hospice can stay open. It is the hospice’s assignment to enlighten society about the sensitive subject of “dying children” and to support the parents and siblings.

17.) Dunkelziffer
Making children stronger - protecting children. Many small girls and boys don’t have a carefree childhood. They are being neglected, mistreated and sexually abused, most often by the people who are responsible for their well being. We help in all of Germany with consultation and therapy, making children stronger by enforcing prevention and encourage grown-ups to engage in protecting children from sexual abuse.

18.) Kulturhoc
Kulturhoc: familial, fair, yeah!
Kulturhoc wants to give initial assistance and enable refugees and migrants a new, self-determined perspective in Hamburg. Together we produce delicious date confectionery and other delicacies from the home countries of our participants. The product is traditionally handcrafted and we use fairly traded ingredients to support and value ​​the work of women's cooperatives and small farmers around the world.
But Kulturhoc is much more than that! From bicycle tutorials and self-defense courses, to voice and presentation training as well as visiting cultural program : in addition to the actual work, the project supplies comprehensive offers to strengthen the self-confidence of the participants and to promote their participation in society.

mitKids active Sponsorships – time for moments of joy
To cook spaghetti together, to romp in the park on the playground or to read stories comfortably on the sofa: A carefree childhood is filled with such moments of happiness. Children from troubled families have little opportunity to discover the great and small wonders of this world. A mitKids active sponsorship offers them the chance to gain new experiences and immerse themselves in other worlds through the loving support of a sponsor. This is what makes children strong! MitKids are located in Hamburg, Bremerhaven and Bremen and since the project started in 2007 around 400 children have been sponsored for at least 1 year. 220 volunteers are currently committed to helping children from troubled families live a successful life.

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 17 of the last election of December 2019

Hamburg Beacon - Hamburg Leuchtfeuer (Januar)
German Doctors (Februar)
DRF (März)

4.) Hanseatic Help
5.) Angelika Reichelt Children's and Youths' Hospice
6.) Viva con Agua
7.) Joy and participation for the poor elderly - Kulturistenhoch A place for children
8.) Robbed or Abused, the WHITE RING will help
9.) Sponsoring Society Children's Lives Association
10.) Nestwerk e.V.
11.) Children’s Hospice “Lionheart“ in Syke
12.) Dunkelziffer
13.) A place for children
14.) The Shell
15.) Kids & Friends
16.) Heart’s desire foundation
17.) Oll Inclusiv