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Browns Community Highlights - August 25


*The Cleveland Browns are committed to the community. Through First and Ten, the Dawg Pound is encouraged to share what they are doing to give back. Get inspired and check out what these fans are doing to help their community:
*How do you give back?#give10

Name: Mary Claire Glosson
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Mary works at University Hospitals as her 'day job' but after hours she has the opportunity to volunteer and help others at the hospital who live in her local community. She calls it "volunteer social work." She teams up with the resident sociologists to act as a resource for those who need it. They help teach patients how to use the bus system, transition into employment and much more. It's a very rewarding thing that she can do without traveling too far, which is great!

Name: Mike Braunsdorf
Hometown: Solon, OH
How they give back: Mike Braunsdorf is a member of the Nestle Corporation in Solon, Ohio. He and other members of his company took part in a "Nestle Cares" community care campaign day. For this campaign, volunteers throughout the company took to Cuyahoga National Park to form trails, create water drainage systems, and clean up the park. Ninety employees were on site, while the others spent the day volunteering with children at the Boys and Girls Club or writing letters to troops. "This day was part of a larger campaign by Nestle which was nationwide from D.C. to California," Mike explained. "It was completely optional but an amazing way to give back."

Name: Betty Cantley
Hometown: Grafton, OH
How they give back: Betty is a girl scout leader helps them out for one hour a week. Betty is also on The National Board in D.C. and she is on the state level board fighting lead poisoning. She also does a two hour sports podcast every Saturday.

Name: Andrew Christopher
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: For the last 17 years, Andrew has been involved within the community. He has been giving to ever since he knew the Browns were coming back to Cleveland. The First and Ten program has inspired him to coach youth football, volunteer at the local United Way and inspire others to give back as well. #give10 #ALLDAY #EVERYDAY and even on #Sunday. 

Name: Meredith A
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back:* *Meredith and her son have been painting rocks and placed them in various places around the city after taking the pledge in 2016. They painted nice hashtags, Browns helmets and other pretty pictures to spread happiness throughout their neighborhood. Meredith and her son Carter who is four, made it a mother and son bonding experience, which they both enjoyed because it allowed them to help others while they hung out together and explored the city.

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click here******* to learn more about how to #give10*

Follow @BrownsGiveBack on Twitter and Instagram and tell us what you are doing to help others using #give10 to unite us all as Browns fans. Give 10 hours, help your community.

The Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team's First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Since its inception, Browns fans have committed to volunteering more than 1.5 million hours to impact their communities by pledging to #give10. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team's website and by sharing their stories with #give10**

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