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Further activities

Since 2002 a lot of Buddy Bears are sold by auction at several events. Among others in the office of the federal President by Christina Rau, at Second Channel of German Television Broadcasting (ZDF) by Michael Schanze, in the WM-Studio of ZDF by Wolf-Dieter Poschmann. In the German General Consulat in Los Angeles a Buddy Bear was auctionned of for "Classrooms in Afghanistan" in attendance of Thea Gottschalk, Elke Sommer and Uschi Obermeier. Further auctions were for example held by Prof. Stölzl or Bishop Dr. Huber.

Some Buddy Bears were auctioned by ebay. Among others one bear which was painted by the world famous wall artist of the East-Side Gallery, Thierry Noir, was sold by auction in aid of the children helping project "Die Arche".

In addition to the big auctions selling unique sculptures from the circle of United Buddy Bears that have taken place in German-speaking countries so far, several auctions have been organised elsewhere far away from the Buddy Bear’s home country: In April 2005 three Buddy Bears were auctioned off in Istanbul; three further bears 2006 in Sydney, 2012 auctions took place in Tokyo as well as in St. Petersburg. At the big auction in 2016 at the "Mercedes-Welt" at Berlin's Salzufer, Dame Marianne von Weizsäcker was the patron. Julia Theuerkauf performed – once more – as the auctioneer.

In addition to the events mentioned in the overview, there have been and continue to be numerous individual activities (large or smaller events, donations, income from the sale of catalogs, and much more), which have so far raised more than €1,057,000 for charitable purposes to help children in need.

The following children's charities have been considered in the activities (since 2002) (as of June 2021):

• UNICEF: more than €700,000

Buddy Bear Help e.V.: more than €345,000

Die Arche, Berlin: more than €100,000


In addition, the following children's charities, among others, benefited:

• Cabuwazi-children circus, Berlin

• Children of the Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfallhilfe (German Stroke Foundation),

• Center for children "Ottokar e.V". Berlin,

• Children club in the "Freizeithaus am Mauerpark",

• the day nursery "Fuggerstr. e.V.", Berlin

• the integration project of the Association of German Boy and Girl Scouts,

• "Kinder in Gefahr" ("Children in Danger"),

• the "Deutsche Kinder- und Jugendstiftung" (children"s aid and streetkids projects)

• Sterntaler e.V., Berlin

• "Förderverein für hochbegabte Kinder e.V." (association in support of highly talented chdren),

• "LABUDE", Berlin

• "evangel. Kinder- und Jugendhaus" in Lichtenrade,

• Bärenherz-Stiftung,

• Laughing Hearts e.V.,

• Stiftung KinderHerz,

• GAGU-Zwergenhilfe e.V. (for Home of Hope” in Sierra Leone),

• Kijuba – ich schaffe es (an organisation providing psychological support for children whose parents suffer from cancer),

• „gecko e.V.“, the association that supports the Christian Children’s Hospital Osnabrück,

• TrauerZeit - Zentrum für trauernde Kinder und Familien Berlin,

• Stiftung zur Förderung von Pflegekindern Berlin,

• "Room to Read", Zürich

• Behindertenkinderzentrum, Havanna

• Cristo Vive, Santiago de Chile

• Children's Hospital, Riga

• and further more.


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