Green Bay Packers’ Players Perform Meaningful Thanksgiving Gesture to the Underprivileged

Published 11/25/2021, 1:55 PM EST


It’s Thanksgiving season, so there’s bound to be a lot of love and care in the air. Celebrations are supposed to be non-discriminatory, yet they actually discriminate on a deeper level. Not everyone can afford to celebrate during the holidays, which is where folks with generous hearts step in. The Green Bay Packers are doing their share to support the local community as the winter months approach. The Packers teamed up with Better Days Mentoring this week to donate 400 coats to deserving families.

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Green Bay Packers players give out winter coats to families

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The Packers continued their annual coat drive this year as well. Families were also given a $100 gift card as part of the package. Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes, two of the Packers’ best cornerbacks, were among those who took part. Oren Burks [linebacker], and Patrick Taylor Jr, [running back], were also in attendance.

Oct 28, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) rolls out against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

“Giving back is everything,” Alexander said in a special video released by the team. “Showing people that there is hope, that there is good out there. I think is important for not only people to see, but also the younger generation. To see those good things happening, maybe one day they will be able to influence others in the same way.”

Thanksgiving fever at NFL; Tyrann Mathieu hands out turkeys to families in need

Kansas City Chiefs Safety Tyrann Mathieu priorities Safety both on and off field. The KC Chiefs player is known to prioritise the welfare of the needy. His recent act of kindness just proved that once again. KC Chiefs safety, Tyrann Mathieu, handed out turkeys to families in need on Monday, hoping to help as many people in his neighbourhood as possible. It’s a holiday ritual he’s been doing since before he joined the club. In 2019, he held his first Thanksgiving celebration in Kansas City.

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Food insecurity is a rising problem in the Kansas area. While there is still a lot of work to be done to address the underlying systemic issues that create it, the KC Chiefs player’s contribution is a step in the right direction.

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Happy Thanksgiving folks!!

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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