When Buddy Bears first appeared on Berlin's streets and squares on June 20, 2001, the Buddy Bear activities and aid for children are inseparable. At charity events, Buddy Bears are auctioned off regularly for the benefit of UNICEF and other children's aid organizations.
We also encourage buyers of Buddy Bear sculptures (in 1m or 2m size) to participate significantly in our charity activities and to purchase the Buddy Bear blanks at a preferential price. The prerequisite for the granting of the preferential price is that the buyer donates to a children's charity organization through Buddy Bear Berlin.
So far, more than 2,553.000 € (November 2023) have been collected for children in need.
Since January 1, 2019, Buddy Bear Berlin also forwards 5% of all net sales generated in the Buddy Bear onlineshop to children's charities. This applies to all sales at the posted retail price. Help doing good with every purchase in our web shop!
As it is the primary objective of the "United Buddy Bears" to promote tolerance and international understanding, we also want to draw attention to the fact that there are many countries that are in urgent need of support. Accordingly, the proceeds from auctions of sculptures from the circle of "United Buddy Bears" will benefit children from all over the world.
In addition to UNICEF - as the main recipient of these auction proceeds - smaller local organizations also benefit from the auctions on the world tour in favor of children in need.
We donate 5% of the total proceeds from all sales in our webshop to charitable children’s aid organisations.
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Charity also plays an important role for us in the sale of large and small Buddy Bears. This is why we donate 5% of the proceeds generated by your purchase in our webshop to children's charities.