United Charity, with up to 300 active auctions per day and over 7.5 million Euros worth of donations, is Europe's largest charity auction website. The non-profit organization is based in Baden-Baden and offers on its Website www.unitedcharity.de one of a kind items and experiences generally not available for sale. 100% of the auction proceeds, along with the donations are used to support United Charity's children's charity projects throughout Germany and abroad. United Charity was created on the 1st of December 2009 by Dagmar and Karlheinz Kögel and currently works together with more than 150 renowned charities.
Over 2.5 million children in Germany currently live in households with an income under the poverty line. That amounts to a fifth of under eighteens. As this situation has become progressively worse, the funding gaps within children's charities have grown. It is United Charity's aim to close these gaps in funding and supporting the children all over the world that are so desperately in need.
United Charity gets involved in all areas where donations are required. This often applies to children in families with a weak social background, children with chronic, life threatening diseases, emergency situations and natural disasters. United Charity has made the conscious decision not to focus on one area of charity work. Due to this decision we are able to remain flexible and send aid where and when it is most needed.
Here at United Charity we dream of a world in which children, the weakest members of society, no longer need to suffer. To make this dream a reality it will take courageous and innovative policies within politics, economics and society. Only when the necessary decisions have been made, and put into practice, we can hope for a better world. A world in which every child can look forward to his life with confidence and hope.
United Charity collects proceeds for over 150 Charities:
Transparency - 100 % will be donated
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.