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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.) 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.

2.) 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.

3.) 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:

4.) 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! Further information can be found here:

5.) Clubkinder e.V. (Clubchildren)
We are an honorary club. We collect donations for social projects in Hamburg. We do this in our own way and the tools we are really good at: culture and media. This means we organize events such as concerts, parties or such beautiful things as the “clubkinder diary readings” in cooperation with the clubkinder events& booking agency and collect donations on location. Clubkinder e.V. collects donations for Hamburg. Statutory purposes: Supporting youth and elderly aid, supporting art and culture, supporting the peoples education and professional training, supporting refugee aid, supporting the protection of animals and the environment.

6.) Children’s Hospice Bethel 
Death and Dying are a part of life. We know about this, but it is hardly of any consolation for dying children and teenagers and all the people who love them. These people need more than kind words, they need people who support them and  helps them not to lose heart. The children#s hospice Bethel is a place full of warmth and light where we help children and teenagers who are terminally ill together with their families on the sometimes very long path of their illness. In an empathetic

surrounding we provide a sense of security and want to empower them to go through their last phase of life in the light:

7.) 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.

8.) KULTURISTENHOCH2 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.

9.) German Childhood Cancer Foundation

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.

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 dolescents 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.

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 10 of the last election of 05.10.2018

Doctors without borders (October) 
Hands for children e.V. (November) 
Starbridge (December)

4.) Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents
5.) Viva Con Agua 
6.) Nestwerk e.V.  
7.) Hanseatic Help 
8.) KULTURISTENHOCH2 | Joy and participation for the poor elderly- against isolation and loneliness
9.) Clubkinder e.V. (Clubchildren e.V.)
10.) Terre des Femmes