Funding

Funding of the Buddy Bear Help projects e.V. is based on two pillars:

On the one hand, we receive donations like any other charitable organisation. The donations can be dedicated to a specific purpose by naming a particular project in advance and we are then committed to use your donation for that particular purpose only.

On the other hand, we receive donations from a number of activities of the Buddy Bär Berlin GmbH. This is our greatest source of funds.
The funds mainly consist of proceeds from Buddy Bear auctions initiated by the Buddy Bär Berlin GmbH on an irregular basis. Here in Berlin, many artists continue to design Buddy Bears without charging a fee. They are part of our “Buddy Bear family” and their contribution is for the sole purpose of selling these bears at auctions in aid of our organisation. The Buddy Bär Berlin GmbH funds and contributes the Buddy Bear blanks.

Frequently, the sales of catalogues and colouring books include special activities where some of the sales proceeds are donated to our charitable organisation.

Auction of Buddy Bears at Breuniger, Stuttgart 2008
... in the Nicolai Church Berlin with auctioneer Julia Theurkauf
... in Austria 2004