Bidding has started! "We want to help" enters the second phase
- 200,000 parcels donated in 12 days - revenue so far: over 570,000 euro
- Bids still being taken until the start of February - great products on sale
With over 200,000 parcels received, the "We want to help" campaign jointly organized by Deutsche Post World Net and eBay has been a great success. To date, over 570,000 euro (as at January 19) has been generated by auctions of donated goods on the auction platform in aid of the tsunami victims in Asia. Now the deadline for handing in parcels to retail outlets has passed, the second phase of the campaign is in full swing. The auctions on eBay, the entire income from which is being donated to charities, is still running until the start of February. The link www.ebay.de/wir_wollen_helfen leads directly to the auctions, where you can find a wide range of attractive and unusual goods.
Bids have been streaming in for the auctions, and some people have managed to find real bargains. The winners of the auctions have also expressed their enthusiasm and are delighted with the wide range of products. For example, a wedding dress from the TV show "Traumhochzeit", a bible dated 1630 and a field telephone have all been offered. There have also been some very valuable donations - including jewelry and coin or stamp collections. A stuffed gorilla and a clock were so large that they were very difficult to photograph! Even little ones have been supporting the campaign: at one kindergarten, the children donated their toys or bought things with their allowance so they could help out.
When the idea came about on December 31, 2004, neither Deutsche Post World Net nor eBay had any idea how overwhelming the response would be to the donation campaign, which is the first of its kind. The partners announced the start of the campaign on January 4 during the ZDF-Gala TV appeal. Everyone in Germany had the opportunity to help the victims of the tsunami by donating goods and taking them to Deutsche Post?s retail outlets by January 17, 2005. Deutsche Post World Net transported all of the donated parcels free of charge, photographed their contents, wrote a description of them and auctioned them on eBay for this very good cause.