Since 20th June 2001, when the Buddy Bears appeared in Berlin’s streets and squares for the first time, Buddy Bear activities and help for children in need have formed an inseparable unit. Increasingly, individual bears have been auctioned off at charity events in aid of institutions for children in Berlin.
We offer the Buddy Bear sculptures (sizes: 1m and 2m) at a preferential price instead of the standard price, provided that the buyer transfers a donation via the Buddy Bär Berlin GmbH to a children’s relief organisation for every purchased sculpture. So far today we are proud of the current total proceed of 2,242,700 € for children in need.
As the circle of "United Buddy Bears" follows the goal of promoting international understanding, we would to equally like to highlight that many countries are in urgent need of our support. Therefore, children from all over the world can benefit from the proceeds generated at auctions with sculptures from the circle of “United Buddy Bears“.“
Together with UNICEF - as the main recipient of the auction proceeds - smaller, local organisations helping children in need also benefit from the proceeds during the global tour.