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 €10.7 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 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:

Lebensnotwendige Hilfe für geflüchtete Familien

Lebensnotwendige Hilfe für geflüchtete Familien

Gemeinsam mit dem Zeltschule e.V. und zahlreichen Stars haben wir kürzlich eine große Versteigerungsaktion umgesetzt. Mit dem Spendenerlös von über 30.000 Euro werden die Lebensmittel- und Wasserlieferungen für die Camps der Zeltschule gesichert, die wegen der extrem gestiegenen Lebensmittelpreise in Syrien und dem Libanon gefährdet sind. Eine unglaublich wichtige Hilfe für die geflüchteten Familien!

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Online beauty workshops for young cancer patients

Online beauty workshops for young cancer patients

The look good feel better beauty workshops by DKMS LIFE for young cancer patients currently cannot take place in the usual form due to Corona. In order to support the patients, especially during these difficult times, the seminars have been moved into the Internet - DKMS LIFE would like to give the girls and young women a few carefree hours. The proceeds from our auctions for "dreamday 2020" help to finance these special online workshops!

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Refuge for abused children

Refuge for abused children

With the proceeds from our auctions, roterkeil.net campaigns for abused children and adolescents - the organization supports e.g. shelter houses for children in the Czech Republic and Sierra Leone. The auction proceeds are used to finance the personnel and rental costs for the houses that offer refuge and help to the abused and often traumatized children.

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Rays of hope for incurable ill children

Rays of hope for incurable ill children

Together with the children's and youth hospice Balthasar, we regularly hold great auctions - the hospice uses the money from the auctions to finance great offers such as music therapy, clinic clowns or excursions that are supposed to give the children a little joy. The auction proceeds are a particularly important financial support for the institution, as only 50 percent of the death and grief assistance is covered by the health insurance companies in Germany.

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“Encouragement tour” for children with cancer

“Encouragement tour” for children with cancer

With the help of our numerous auction participants, our partner Stars4Kids collected 26,752 euros for the so called "encouragement project". So the “encouragement tour” could start, where initiator David Kadel and various football stars visit children in German cancer clinics and give the patients an unforgettable day!

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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. So sollen die Kinder Zugang zu Wasser und Hygiene erhalten. Nur durch eine solche Ausstattung ist es den Kindern möglich, unter menschenwürdigen Bedingungen zur Schule gehen und ihre Zukunft eigenständig zu 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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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

15,955 Auctions
10,783,037.47€ Current donation total
150 current
8 ending soon
15,805 closed
32,684 Bidders
263 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