Charity Auction – Featuring Make-A-Wish
This year, for the first time ever, we are very happy to announce our collaboration with Make-A-Wish Germany!
For those of you not familiar, Make-A-Wish is a worldwide charity organization that aims to raise funds to fulfill the wishes of children with critical illnesses; be it travelling, meeting a beloved musician, becoming a firefighter and so on. The organization has successfully helped realize more than 300,000 wishes since its formation in 1980.
“When a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation in a child – and a community.”
All of these children are experiencing incredible hardships, fighting tough battles and possibly feeling alone in the world. While we might not be able to take their pain away, we do have the power to make a change. Research shows a wish can give children the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness.
It is, of course, the power of a community that can make a change happen. And so, our goal in this is to collect enough money to make it possible for these wishes to come true. We sincerely hope all of you will be willing to join us and help a child’s dream come true, whoever they are, wherever they come from.
We are very happy to be a part of this amazing cause, as we have always worked with charities that we personally feel strongly about. We also hope to be able to do more to raise funds for children with wishes, besides the traditional Charity Auction – so be on a lookout for that. In the meantime, let’s welcome our new friend, Charity Wishing Star, among our mascots!
For more information about Make-A-Wish and stories of wishes that came true, visit www.makeawish.de!
How does the Charity Auction work online?
All bidding will happen in the Youtube stream chat. A chat bot will monitor and keep count of the bids.
For bidding during the charity event, write the chat command !bid <amount> (e.g. !bid 100 to bid 100 USD) . All bids will be in USD.
When bidding, please note the following few rules:
- don’t use fractions of USD
Correct: !bid 100 – Incorrect: !bid 100,20
- don’t include a currency (all bids will be in US-dollar per default!)
Correct: !bid 100 – Incorrect: !bid 100$
- keep the bidding message free from additional text
Correct: !bid 100 – Incorrect: !bid 100 btw, what is the answer to life the universe and everything?
Please keep to that scheme when bidding, otherwise your bid will be invalid and not registered by the chat bot.
If you successfully bought an item, please follow the link to our campaign, click “Donate” and make a donation of the amount of your bid.
Important: Make sure to tick the box “Allow the charity to contact you?”, so that we are able to get in touch with you.
We then will contact you as soon as possible to arrange the shipping of your item.
Please mind the following rules:
- All items will be shipped by trackable mail or parcel. Shipping costs are paid by us so that the full donation goes to Make-A-Wish Germany.
- We will include a customs declaration and a delivery note. If your residence is outside of the European Union or ECC, you might have to pay additional customs fees or taxes based on the regulations in your country of residence.
- We cannot ship to countries or locations that are subject to an embargo or excluded from international shipping due to factual or legal reasons.
- If you do not make a donation in time or if we cannot contact you afterwards, the winning bid might be declared invalid and the auction for that item might be repeated.
- If two or more people claim winning the bid by making a donation, we might ask for a proof of ownership of the YouTube account which placed the accepted last bid.
- Donations are binding and cannot be refunded in any case, even if the item is not delivered, the winning bid was falsely claimed, or the bid was declared invalid.
- Bids and donations are only accepted in US-dollar. For payment, the current exchange rate of the chosen payment provider counts.
- We will collect and process data of all winners to handle the shipping of auctioned items under our privacy terms (pony-events.eu/privacy). By participating in the auction, you agree to these privacy terms.