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 €8.1 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:

Hausaufgabenbetreuung im HORIZONT-Haus

Homework supervision in HORIZONT house

With the latest auctions proceeds for HORIZONT, you've supported homework supervision in HORIZONT house: for example, the donations funded new material. Children of homeless mothers are not only cared for intensely, but the team also tries to reduce learning disabilities or frustration.

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Make-up workshops for young cancer patients

Make-up workshops for young cancer patients

Our donations to DKMS LIFE are used for the look good feel better make-up workshops for youths. For young cancer patients like 16-year-old Melissa, these workshops are not only a nice relief from their daily life at hospital, but also an important medium to help them feel comfortable in their weakened body.

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Dressing aid for Kevin

Dressing aid for Kevin

Due to medical reasons, Kevin's spinal nerves had to be cut through and since then, he's in a wheelchair. With our donations to WAIDLER-helfen e.V., the association had the chance to buy a PantsUpEasy dressing aid for Kevin. With this aid, he can dress up easily by himself and thus, he regained some independence.

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Drinking water in Rwanda

Drinking water in Rwanda

Our donations to Never Play Alone are used for the building of two fountains at a school in Mwendo, Rwanda. Although the region is rich in lakes, people have to go for kilometres in order to get drinking water. In the future, the two fountains shall spare the pupils and their families far ways and long queue time.

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"Frei-Tag" at children's hospice Bärenherz

"Frei-Tag" at children's hospice Bärenherz

Once a month it's "Frei-Tag" at children's hospice Bärenherz in Wiesbaden, one of the projects your auction proceeds are used for. Some seriously ill children are out-patients and on these Fridays, their parents can bring them to Bärenherz in order to have some time for themselves. During this time at Bärenherz, their children enjoy therapies with dogs, music and much more.

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Refuge for abused children

Refuge for abused children

Donations for the German children association are currently used for the restoration of the "Auberge" in Bad Karlshafen: the baroque building is being transformed into a living and therapy house for abused children. Together with their foster parents, there they will find a refuge where they can assimilate their traumatic experiences.

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Refuge for young bereaved

Refuge for young bereaved

Our donations to the Nicolaidis YoungWings Foundation are currently used for their absolute lighthouse project: Sternenhaus, which is being built in eastern Munich. This will be a refuge for young bereaved, where they will receive help and space for their grief. 

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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.

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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.

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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

18,869 Auctions
8,345,014.31€ Current donation total
111 current
13 ending soon
19,214 closed
1,518,041 Bidders
156 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