About

United Charity is a non-profit organisation based in Baden-Baden. More importantly, it is Europe's largest charity auction portal, hosting up to 300 auctions a day and having raised donations totalling more than €7.7 million. On our web platform  - www.unitedcharity.de - we auction off unique items and experiences that are generally not available to buy. All the money we raise, i.e. 100% of the proceeds from our auctions or donations, goes towards supporting children's aid projects across Germany or internationally. United Charity was founded on 1 December 2009 by Dagmar and Karlheinz Kögel and now collaborates with more than 150 well-known aid organisations.

 

Our objective

Kinder

Today, more than 2.5 million children in Germany – around 1 in 5 kids under the age of 18 – are living in poverty. Moreover, the steady decline in this situation in recent years has increasingly stretched funding, creating ever bigger shortfalls for children's aid projects. Our objective is to use United Charity's auctions to close these gaps in funding and thus help to alleviate the plight of children both here in Germany and around the world.

 

United Charity steps in wherever donations are urgently required, usually to help children, e.g. from socially deprived backgrounds, suffering serious or life-threatening illnesses or facing some kind of acute emergency. We deliberately opted not to choose one main cause to support, because selecting which aid projects to support enables us to react flexibly to current societal, environmental and political developments anywhere in the world.

Our vision

United Charity wants to see a world without suffering for children, the weakest group in society. Policymakers, businesses and society in general will have to take bold, determined steps if this vision is to be realised. Because children will only be able to face their lives with optimism and self-confidence if key decisions are made to enable this.

How our auctions help

This is how the auction proceeds are put to use. United Charity passes on 100 percent of the proceeds to the children’s charity projects:

Toni Kroos & Emil

New power for Emil

With the help of our donations as well, the Toni Kroos Foundation made it possible that Emil, who is suffering from muscle atrophy, can train his muscles with a special Galileo device and gain new power. The device is arranged at the bed of the two-year-old and he's having lots of fun during his exercise.

to the project
The devastating effects of the earthquakes

Help for the earthquake victims in Lombok

Since the end of July, several severe earthquakes shattered the Indonesian island Lombok. The association WAIDLER-helfen spontanously started a fundraising campaign and parts of the proceeds generated by our auctions support the campaign. Especially, traumatized children are supported.

to the project
Despite the chemotherapy, Mia-Marie lives beautiful moments

Happy Moments for Mia-Marie

Our donations to Spielertrikot für Kinderlachen e.V. are in favour of children with hard fates - as for example for Mia-Marie who is suffering from an inoperable brain tumour. Due to the donations, her parents can realise beautiful moments for her, despite the strains coming from the chemotherapy.

to the project
Hunde und Clowns im Kinderhospiz Balthasar

Clowns & Dogs for the Children's Hospice

With the help of our donations to the children's and youth hospice Balthasar, not only the care for seriously ill children is possible, but also offers that bring them joy: every week, clinic clowns and therapy dogs come to visit and jolly the children.

to the project
Anna mit ihren Eltern

Help for Children of Addicted Parents

The donations to Herzenssache e.V. support the extension of the children's house of the Villa Maria, a rehab institution for addicted parents and their children. There, Anna can finally laugh again: the addiction of her parents caused her problems at school - thanks to the detox and rehab, things are looking up.

to the project
On the sports ground of "Bola pra Frente"

Extension of the "Bola pra Frente" ground

With the help of our donations to Stars4Kids, we support the school and sports project "Bola pra Frente" in Rio de Janeiro. Several renovations are planned for this year: a new school building for 1,200 pupils instead of 400 and a cafeteria will be built and the sports area will be restructured and enlarged.

to the project
Albertine aus Kindernachsorgeklinik Berlin-Brandenburg

Logopaedic Therapy for Cardiac Children

Because of severe cardiac illness and exhausting treatments, many cardiac children lack the skill to eat or drink autonomously and they become accustomed to their probe. Our donations to the Kindernachsorgeklinik Berlin-Brandenburg help children like Albertine to learn to eat and drink normally.

to the project
Husky tours for children suffering from cancer

Husky Tours as a Rehab for Children suffering from Cancer

With the help of our donations to Herzenswünsche e.V., husky tours in Scandinavia can be funded for children and youths suffering from cancer. This animal based rehab measure helps them, after their strenuous therapies, to get back their self esteem and confidence in their body. 

to the project
Moïse plays football again

Moïse plays Football again

Thanks to our donations to Handicap International, children like Moïse can be supported. The little Haitian boy lost one of his legs in the earthquake in 2010, but with the help of Handicap International, he can play football with his friends again: regularly, the organisation cares for fitting artificial limbs and rehab measures.

to the project

Charities

United Charity collects proceeds for over 150 Charities:

Transparency - 100 % will be donated

Dagmar-und-Karlheinz-Koegel (1)

United Charity passes on 100 percent of the auction proceeds, without any deduction of costs or commissions, to the children's charities. This is only possible due to the fact that the Kögels, the husband and wife team, carry all of the running costs themselves. Therefore all the services the United Charity team offers are free of charge to its partners.

United Charity is divided into United Charity GmbH – Internetauktionen that runs the internet auction website and United Charity gemeinnützige Stiftungs GmbH, the non-profit organization. In doing so it is guaranteed that no income is generated for personal gain. United Charity gemeinnützige Stiftungs GmbH is a foundation under public law based in Baden-Baden.

The aims of the association are entirely and directly charitable in the sense of the section headed "aims entitled to tax relief" of the German fiscal code (AO). United Charity is recognized by the tax authority as a non-profit organization. It is a charitable foundation that does not conduct any operational business itself.

Impact

18,715 Auctions
7,724,669.13€ Current donation total
89 current
14 ending soon
19,104 closed
1,517,941 Bidders
155 Projects

Our Team

Dagmar Kögel
Patron
Nicole Sprecher
Director
Vera von der Hülst
Accounting & Contacts
Aline Tittelbach
Media & Editing
Darya Starostina
Marketing & Technology
Franziska Glaser
Editing & Accounting