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 €9.3 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 200 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. As the entire proceeds go straight to charities, United Charity cannot offer support to individuals.

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:

Jugendliche auf dem Weg zum Schulabschluss begleiten

Jugendliche auf dem Weg zum Schulabschluss begleiten

Mit unseren Erlösen aus den Jubiläumsauktionen von Artists for Kids konnte u.a. ein drittes Schulprojekt gefördert werden, in dem zusätzlich 12 bis 15 Jugendliche auf ihren Abschluss vorbereitet werden können. Zudem konnten die Erlöse bei den Abschlussfahrten gut gebraucht werden und auch wichtiges Lernmaterial sowie weitere notwendige Anschaffungen waren durch die erzielten 16.000€ möglich.

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WASH gibt Kindern in Äthiopien Zugang zu Hygiene

WASH gibt Kindern in Äthiopien Zugang zu Hygiene

Die Neven Subotic Stiftung setzt sich mit ihrem Projekt WASH für den Bau von Trinkwasserbrunnen und Sanitäranlagen an Schulen und Gemeinden im Norden Äthiopiens ein. Die Kinder vor Ort sollen so Zugang zu Wasser und Hygiene und somit zu Gesundheit und Bildung erhalten. Denn nur durch eine solche Ausstattung ist es den Kindern möglich unter menschenwürdigen Bedingungen zur Schule gehen und ihre Zukunft eigenständig gestalten.  

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Ein Assistenzhund für Lina!

Ein Assistenzhund für Lina!

Gemeinsam mit "Bad Kreuznach lacht" konnten wir der kleinen Lina, die am Downsyndrom erkrankt ist, den Traum von einem Helfer auf vier Pfoten wahr werden lassen. Im Mai ist nun "Amy" bei Lina und ihrer Familie eingezogen und schon jetzt ist eine tiefe Freundschaft entstanden. Wenn Lina gefragt wird, was sie sich wünscht, antwortet sie: "Amy".  Was für schöne Nachrichten, wir wünschen Lina und Amy tolle, gemeinsame Erlebnisse!

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Building a new parents' house in Freiburg

Building a new parents' house in Freiburg

The university children's hospital in Freiburg is being rebuilt in another place, what makes a new parents' house in the direct neighbourhood necessary. The latter is built only with the help of donations and we're happy to support the booster club of the children's cancer clinic with our auctions. 

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Daily help for kids with rheumatism

Daily help for kids with rheumatism

Your proceeds for RheumaKinder are for example used to make daily life easier for children suffering from rheumatism. Like Luca's, who sometimes needs the help of a wheelchair. The charity was able to fund his therapy scooter, a way that enables him to go to school on his own when he feels good.

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Hilfe für Pascal

Help for Pascal

Due to a swimming accident in summer, 18-year-old Pascal is paraplegic. Currently, "Bad Kreuznach lacht..." is raising funds with charity auctions in order to support Pascal's family financially: funds are needed to pay for his therapies, but also to convert the house into a barrier-free one.

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Nachsorge im Waldpiraten-Camp

Rehab at the "Waldpiraten" camp

Your proceeds for the Deutsche Kinderkrebsstiftung for example are used for the "Waldpiraten" camp. There, trained carers help children and youths to get back into daily life after their cancer therapy by offering numerous leisure activities like swimming, climbing, playing theatre and more. 

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Medical devices for a bush hospital

Medical devices for a bush hospital

With your proceeds for the Passauer Runde in 2019, the purchase of medical devices for a children's ward in the bush hospital "Kilimahewa" in Tanzania is funded. Furthermore, donations are used in order to build wells for the water supply of the hospital.

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New ZWERG NASE house for young adults

New ZWERG NASE house for young adults

The staff of the ZWERG NASE house in Wiesbaden lovingly cares for seriously ill children and youths. In order to make an age-based care for young adults older than 18 years possible as well, a new building is being built and your auction proceeds help to fund it.

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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

13,674 Auctions
9,871,036.14€ Current donation total
125 current
11 ending soon
13,549 closed
31,134 Bidders
233 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