Donation Pins and Magnets

Background Information

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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!

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.) Hands for Children Association
The sponsoring society “Hands for Children” opens the location „Neuer Kupferhof“ to provide a short term home for severely disabled children in order to take the weight off their parents shoulders for a little while. In 2011 the association managed to buy the Kupferhof, in 2012 the remodeling took place. Since then the small guests with big handicaps are welcome at the Kupferhof. The Kupferhof and its team take care of children and young adults who are severely disabled and need care and attention around the clock. This way, parents, who tend to their children 24/7 can have a bit of leisure time and recuperate from the intensive care.  At the Kupferhof therapists and nurses are also there for consultations. www.haendefuerkinder.de

2.) FAMILIENHAFEN – 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. www.familienhafen.de

3.) 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. www.dkms.de

4.) Förderkreis zugunsten unfallgeschädigter Kinder e.V. (Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents)
Children who were involved in accidents have had their share of crying, during shock and pain. With the help of capable doctors, they can soon jump and run around again. However, they often continue to suffer from emotional injuries such as anxiety and fear, so that they might not dare to visit a friend just round the corner anymore. Cops in Hamburg offer a special training for these children to help them regain courage and confidence. Training takes places on crosswalks, in the school's gym, on climbing trees, during night hikes, on two-week winter vacation camps, at the Baltic Sea and on pony farms. It's fun and healing at the same time. www.achteaufmich.de

5.) Ankerland e.V.
Ankerland e.V. is an association working to improve the lives of traumatized children and youths. Their mission is to establish the first counseling and treatment center in Hamburg where young trauma patients could get professional treatment, encompassing medical care, psychotherapy and family support. Ankerland also aims at increasing public awareness for the complex issue of children with trauma and provides a phone counseling service. www.ankerland.org

6.) Stiftung Mittagskinder (Association Lunch Children)
The nonprofit 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. www.stiftung-mittagskinder.de

7.) KULTURISTENHOCH2 (literal translation: "CULTURISTS TO THE TWO") | Joy and full participation in view of elderly poverty – against loneliness and isolation
The aim of the project is to enable seniors of Hamburg who are facing financial or physical limitations to attend cultural activities free of charge and to do so together with upper grade students age 16+ from their neighborhood, thus granting social and cultural inclusion. The cultural events serve as a basis for the cross-generation encounters - to promote inclusion, contacts, interaction and solidarity within the respective areas of Hamburg. Young people get socially involved at an early age and assume responsibility for the city and the society. www.kulturisten-hoch2.de

8.) PiB freundeskreis e.V
Since state aid often reaches its limits, foster children need "friends". The association PiB Freundeskreis eV, founded at the end of August 2014, has therefore set itself the task, in cooperation and in coordination with the non-profit GmbH "PiB foster children in Bremen", to effectively expand the offerings for the development and promotion of foster children. www.pib-freundeskreis.de

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 10 of the last election of 29.12.2017:

  • Children's hospice „Löwenherz“ in Syke (January)
  • Die Deutsche Rettungsflugwacht (February)
  • Dunkelziffer e.V. (March)
  1. Hände für Kinder e.V. (Hands for Children Association)
  2. Ankerland e.V.
  3. Förderkreis zugunsten unfallgeschädigter Kinder e.V. (Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents)
  4. KULTURISTENHOCH2 gegen Einsamkeit und Isolation (literal translation: "CULTURISTS TO THE TWO")
  5. Mildred Scheel Stiftung – Deutsche Krebshilfe
  6. Stiftung KinderHerz
  7. NCL-Stiftung