Charity

FAQ last updated: November 26, 2023

Help support charities with your purchase!
Further information and a list of previously supported charities below.

Hey, Tze! is a registered full-time business owned by Tze-Ting Chao and not a charitable organisation itself, nor does it represent any charity. Donations by Hey, Tze! are made on a voluntary basis and not because of sponsorships or other ties, nor does Hey, Tze! receive any goods or services in exchange for their donation. It might happen, however, that a charity is chosen based on personal interests (for example when supporting guinea pig charities because of being a guinea pig owner themselves).

CONTENTS:
What charities does Hey, Tze! donate to?
Can I choose which causes my money goes to?
Are you open for sponsorships?
How much is donated each month?
When does a donation happen and where can I view this?
Will I receive a donation receipt or acknowledgment letter?
Will my purchase count towards my tax return?
Previously supported charities

What charities does Hey, Tze! donate to?
Hey, Tze! focusses on (but does not exclude those that aren’t) animal rights organisations and local (Frankfurt/Hesse/Germany) organisations that help people who are in direct need of food and housing. Targeted groups are the homeless/poor, refugees and other people that are victim of discrimination, racism and/or violence. Different charities are picked each month and will be announced on this page and on Hey, Tze!’s Twitter: @xxTze on Twitter (link)

Can I choose which causes my money goes to?
No, the total proceeds of a month are collected and donated to a single charity. Animal buttons may help support an animal charity one month, and a refugee shelter another. Hey, Tze! tries to avoid controversial causes but it may happen that your personal views don’t support the chosen cause. You can always view past donations on this page.

Are you open for sponsorships?
If you work for a charity and want to suggest a way for Hey, Tze! to contribute you can write (using an official e-mail address) to contact[at]heytze.com. Please include name and website address of your organisation and a short explanation of your idea. At the moment Hey, Tze! is open for requests for illustration work, small donations in physical/digital products and wholesale.

How much is donated each month?
The sale of charity products in Hey, Tze!’s Etsy shop directly influences the amount. The same products sold at conventions are not advertised as charity products, and don’t count as such. In months with few online sales the donation amount may be increased voluntarily by Hey, Tze!. By law, in the event that more than 20% of Hey, Tze!’s revenue is meant for donation (for example when more charity-line products than regular ones are sold) Hey, Tze! will have to reserve the leftover amount for the next financial year.

When does a donation happen and where can I view this?
Donations are usually made in the month following that of your purchase. A Tweet will be posted in this donation thread on Twitter and proof of donations remain available for viewing on this page. Please keep in mind that charities usually send official proof at the end of the financial year, and are not obliged to send proof for amounts below €300.

Will I receive a donation receipt or acknowledgment letter?
No. Hey, Tze! is not a charitable organisation itself but a business that donates part of its own proceeds to charities, and therefore cannot provide you with a legal donation receipt or acknowledgment letter.

Will my purchase count towards my tax return?
No. Your purchase of products from Hey, Tze! counts as a regular purchase and is not a direct donation. It does not give you the right to claim a deduction on your individual income tax return.

View the charity donation thread on Twitter here (link)


Previously supported charities:

2023 (Total: €118)

2023 September ASB Landesverband Niedersachsen e.V. | Proof of donation
2023 August Helden e.V. | Proof of donation
2023 July al omri – Kinderhilfe Palästina gemeinnütziger e.V | Proof of donation
2023 June Cavia Care – Notnager e. V. | Proof of donation
2023 May Kobelt Zoo Schwanheim Ges. Prof. Dr. Kobelt e.V. | (Waiting for proof of donation)
2023 April Aktionsbündnis Brandenburg (Schöner leben ohne Nazis project) | Proof of donation
2023 March Stadttaubenprojekt Frankfurt e.V. | Proof of donation
2023 February ada_kantine | Proof of donation
2023 January There were no sales this month

2022 (Total: €264)

2022 December There were no sales this month
2022 November (part 2) Franziskustreff Stiftung (Christmas presents for the homeless event) | Proof of donation
2022 November (part 1) Nippon Connection e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 October (part 2) Ukrainischer Verein Frankfurt am Main e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 October (part 1) Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser | Donation box at Vienna Comic Con, no receipt
2022 September Frankfurter Tafel e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 August (part 2) Bärenherz Stiftung | Proof of donation
2022 August (part 1) Bought sanitary items to hand to the homeless personally
2022 July Teestube Jona Projektgruppe Bahnhofsviertel e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 June TASSO e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 May Stadttaubenprojekt Frankfurt e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 April Streetangel e.V. | Proof of donation
2022 March Meerschweinchen in Not e.V | Proof of donation
2022 January-February Bought sanitary items to hand to the homeless personally

2021 (Total: €160)

2021 December There were no sales this month
2021 November Soziale Tier-Not-Hilfe Frankfurt e.V. | Proof of donation
2021 October Beratungsstelle Frauennotruf Frankfurt | Proof of donation
2021 September Franziskustreff Stiftung | Proof of donation
2021 August idh: integrative drogenhilfe e.V. | Proof of donation
2021 July Cavia Care – Notnager e. V. | Proof of donation
2021 June Médecins Sans Frontières | Proof of donation
2021 May Aids-Hilfe Frankfurt Rainbow Refugee Support | Proof of donation
2021 April Frankfurter TierTafel e.V. | Proof of donation
2021 March There were no sales this month
2021 February Bahnhofsmission | Proof of donation
2021 January Frankfurter Tafel | Proof of donation