Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - December 2

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*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: Rich Hometown: Wickliffe, OH What you do to give back?
**Rich gives back to the community by participating in 2 hours every Tuesday for the food pantry at his Church, the Wickliffe Vineyard. Rich says that him and his Church serve around 90-100 people each week. The food comes from the Cleveland Food Bank which also gives Rich produce to hand out to those in need. Rich is also planning to give his time to their Christmas for Kids program in December in which gifts will be distributed to over 700 kids. Thanks Rich! 

Name: Zachary
Hometown: Wheeling, WV What you do to give back? Zachary is a teacher at a low income school in Wheeling, WV. He has been volunteering his time after school once a week teaching students how to play Dungeons and Dragons. Zachary says that this serves as hidden means of intervention to teach Math, Reading, Collaboration and creative Problem Solving. Zachary feels that these skills are all necessary in the 21st century as these students move forward. Zachary runs this after school club with only two other volunteers, and enjoy giving back to these students to help them further grow and learn! 

Name: Ashley Hometown: Youngstown, OH What you do to give back?
**Ashely gives back to the community, and during the holiday season by running a charity that assists children with everyday essentials in emergency situations all the way to assistance during those in need during the holiday season. In the past 3 years, Ashley said that her and other volunteers for this organization have been able to assist over 300 families. Thank you for your commitment to the community!

Name:  Brandon
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
What you do to give back?
Year round, Brandon gives back to the community by assisting those who are not able to do every day activities around the house. Since some are not able to do everyday things, Brandon feels that it is important to help them with whatever they may need. Because of this, Brandon said that he chooses to give back to the elderly that live in his neighborhood with everyday needs such as yard and house work. Thanks Brandon!

Name: Jeremy
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
What you do to give back?
Jeremy gives back in a huge way by volunteering 100's of hours a year to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Along with this, Jeremy also chooses to volunteer to coach youth sports such as football, basketball and baseball. While Jeremy gives so much of his time to giving back to the community he also serves as the Facility Director for juvenile detention center to serve and help our youth. Thanks Jeremy!

Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click herehttp://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/firstandten.html 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 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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