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Browns Community Highlights - April 29


Name: Wanda Owens

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

How they give back: Wanda is very involved in her community and enjoys giving back with a group. Every now and then she will donate items of clothing and monetarily as an individual but whenever the opportunity arises she looks to volunteer with her sorority. Her sorority helps special needs children in the area. They take the kids out to do activities their parents might not have the time to. The group likes going on outings to the movies and other fun places in Cleveland. Each year they are also known for completing a huge project around Thanksgiving time where they give to others in need.

Name: Kenyette Adrine-Robinson

Hometown: Glenville, OH

How they give back: Kenyette goes to Community Christian Church in Euclid and on Mondays they have youth programs that provide a positive place for the kids to go after school. She also volunteers at the local nursing home. Dementia and Alzheimers run in her family so her way of giving back is visiting those who have the same illness. She knows that some people who put their parents in nursing homes and assisted living centers never visit so she likes to do what she can to keep them company. She even sets up a reoccurring hair cut appointment for one of the gentlemen she's met since going to volunteer.

Name: Krystal Williams

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

How they give back: Krystal chooses to #give10 as a part of a couple of different organizations including the Cleveland Sight Center. As a group they provide free pre-school eye exams for those who can't afford it. It's a fantastic program that helps families unaware of the need for corrected vision. She also has started a girls group at John Marshall High School. The group provides a safe forum for students who want to address problems, and just have a small group to confide in and have girl talk. It's grown into an after school program that does community service projects as well. They filled 500 Easter eggs for children and delivered them this Spring.

Name: Travis Haven

Hometown: Elyria, OH

How they give back:Travis is a high school student who gives back to help youth in his community. It started off as a service hours requirement, but then he just kept going. He has recorded more than 200 hours of volunteering in this school year alone. His favorite way to give back is through a program where he visits kindergarten students with special needs. It is a great way for him to spend his time. He interacts with the kids by reading, playing games and helping the teacher. He plans to find more ways to stay involved with programs like these after high school as well.

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