The German national soccer team performed well on the first official date of their US tour. Professional Robin Cosens and Ambassador Arne Friedrich pack gift bags for the homeless in front of the NFL team’s New England Patriots stadium on Tuesday. The campaign is supported by the National Team Foundation and DFB partner Patriots.
Robin Gossens and Arne Friedrich with representatives of the Patriots
“It hits home, it touches me, and at the same time it instills in me a responsibility to give back to the community,” Cosens said of the campaign. The Group Foundation was founded with this sense of responsibility. “For us, giving something back is the most mundane thing in the world. But it doesn’t always have to be a big deal,” Cosens said.
He listened carefully and thoughtfully to the comments of a street worker in Enel Plaza, in the shadow of Gillette Stadium. Afterward, Gosens, Friedrich and Patriots professional Raekwon McMillan and former player Tully Banta-Cain packed bags with hats, gloves and food under the watchful eye of new DFB managing director Andreas Reddick. The homeless were also given patriotic coats that could be converted into sleeping bags. 100 pieces should also go to Germany.
“I’m very grateful that we have a little impression here,” Gossens said and emphasized: “We all need to remind ourselves what a blessed situation we are in – we have a house or a roof over your head. That’s it. But self-aware.”
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