Preiser Tanzende Kinder

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.

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.) 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:

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.) Sternenbrücke (Starbridge)
The Sternenbrücke is a children’s hospice, which is in urgent need of donation money. Here fatally ill children have the chance to spend the last days, weeks or months of their lives in a very special surrounding. It is also special, that parents and other relatives have the chance to share these last steps together with the child at the hospice:

TERRE DES FEMMES is an honorary human rights organization for girls and women. We have been engaged for 30 years in supporting women and girls worldwide to live a self-determined and free life of equality. Our Cameroon project with AAFMHL (“Association for supporting girls from M’lay, Huva und Ldama“) awards study scholarships to Mafa girls living in the Mandara Mountains. It is the project’s goal to support the scholars until they have accomplished professional training or university studies. This way they can set an example for other Mafa girls and show that it is possible to live a self-determined life as a woman. Investing in a girl’s education prevents early and forced marriages.

Recent Vote

Here you will find the TOP 10 of the last election of 30.06.2018

Herzenswünsche e.V. (Heart’s desire foundation) (July)

The KL! CK Children's Museum Hamburg e.V. (August)

 Ankerland e.V. (September)

4.) Hände für Kinder e.V. (Hands for children)

5.) Viva Con Agua

6.) KULTURISTENHOCH2 | Joy and participation for the poor elderly- against isolation and loneliness

7.) Nestwerk e.V.

8.) Registered Association for Children Injured in Accidents

9.) Neven Subotic

10.) Care