The gift handover
In a cramped collective accommodation like Dabringhausen, having your own toys is anything but a matter of course: “Is this really only for me, for me alone? In fact, many refugee children received their very own personal toy for the first time from Michael Hackländer. Various dolls, badminton sets, Matchbox cars, street crayon, footballs, rubber twist, loom tapes, skipping ropes in the four-figure Euro range … no, not Santa Claus, because he does not exist in Muslim countries. The presents came from a company in Wermelskirchen, which was primarily motivated by humanitarian reasons and not by political considerations. Michael Hackländer: “We acted completely in accordance with Humboldt’s motto, which is also the motto of the German Red Cross: ‘Basically, it is always the connections with people that give life its value.