We can never take for granted those who help the ones in need- there are many events which require disaster relief & aid, happening every day worldwide and we need to support each other and be there if somebody needs our help.
That's why we are so happy to partake in a really wonderful project from Germany. We teamed up with the Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and players from Germany's most successful soccer team, the FC Bayern Munchen. Football stars Jerome Boateng, Holger Badstuber, David Alaba, Dante, Rafinha and Xherdan Shaqiri signed some much coveted Stark backpacks from the latest MCM collection for charity
Just a few months ago there was a big flood in Germany which destroyed many homes in some parts of the country - we here at MCM are proud to be part of this project and would like to introduce the protagonists of this contest aiming to help people that have been affected by this natural disaster.
Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has been providing emergency aid for people in need all over the world for more than 50 years. By visiting this page and giving a donation of at least €1 over the next 14 days, you have the chance to enter a raffle to win one of the signed backpacks. If you don't wish to donate, you also have the chance to participate, but we can’t stress this enough: donating even just €1 will help Diakonie Katastrophenhilife save lives.
Last time we told you about the whole project (Read it here). Today we take you behind-the-scenes:
Jerome Agyenim Boateng is a German international footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich. A versatile defender, Boateng primarily is a centre back, although he is a capable full back on either side. Physically strong and composed, he garnered a reputation as a tough-tackling, versatile defender.
He also played in the Germany U-21 side, which won the Euro 2009 U-21 Championship and was soon promoted to the national side, being selected in Germany's 2010 World Cup squad.
Holger Badstuber is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and the German national football team. He is primarily a centre back, although he is a capable left back.
He made his debut in the 2009/10 season in the Bundesliga, at the age of 19, playing nearly every game that year and helped the club win the league and cup double and reached the Champions League final that same year, before eventually earning a call up to the World Cup in 2010. Current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal stated that he is the best left footed defender in Germany.
David Olatokunbo Alaba is an Austrian footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Austria national football team. He holds Austria's record as the youngest player to play for the team, debuting for them as a 17-year-old.
He has played a multitude of roles, including central midfield, right and left wing, but as of spring 2012 has blossomed as a left back, a role then Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes has stated he sees Alaba continuing in.
Dante Bonfima Costa Santos, commonly known as Dante is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Bayern Munich as a central defender but has previously also been used as defensive midfielder or a left fullback.
A late bloomer in the game, his power, strength, tackling and aerial prowess have seen him regarded among Europe's finest central defenders.
Marcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza, commonly known as Rafinha, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a right back for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. His name translated to English literally means 'Little Rafa'.
He is known as a skilled defender with good passing skills, quick pace, agility and a strong shot.
Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga as well as the Swiss national team. Since his breakthrough into Basel's first team, Shaqiri has drawn widespread praise for his speed, both on and off the ball. Shaqiri is left-footed.
We hope you join us in this special charity initiative in support of the flood victims in Germany
- The Janes