*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: Ellison Hometown: Fairview Park, OH What you do to give back?
**Ellison gives back through the First and Ten movement by volunteering at the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Ellison joins her mom once a week to help walk dogs that are currently at the APL and gives the furry friends extra love by spending time playing in the back play space. Ellison and her mom have been volunteering at the APL for 4 years now and also foster kittens and cats. Thanks for sharing your inspiring story, Ellison!
Name: Alex Hometown: Milwaukee, WI What you do to give back?
**Alex volunteers his time by holding used book drives in his hometown that help provide school supplies and books for underprivileged children. Alex's book drives provide the opportunity for children to have access to books over summer break to ensure they continue improving their reading skills while school is out and keeping their minds sharp. His book drives have 10 collection points in his community and in 2016 he doubled his goal of 250 books, collecting a total of 500 books, in addition to 400 school supply items. Alex's favorite part is seeing the smiling faces of the children and knowing he is helping them have access to learn. Awesome story Alex, thanks for all that you do!
Name: KP Hometown: Strongsville, OH What you do to give back?
KP choses to spend his time as an advocate to support those affected by Alzheimer's disease, including his Grandpa, who he helps on a regular basis at the nursing home. Additionally, KP volunteers his time with the Cleveland Touchdown Charities in which he has been involved with for over 15 years! The charity works to support children in the community through scholarships and field grants. Visit ClevelandTouchdownClub.org to learn more. Thanks KP! **
Hometown: Erie, PA
What you do to give back?
Aryn gives back to youth in her community through the Junior Achievement program. Her favorite part about volunteering with this organization is spending the day at schools teaching kids in all grade levels about finance, economics, banking, taxes and much more. They work with youth of all ages – kindergarten through high school – and teach classes on these topics. Aryn choses to give back her time through Junior Achievement to help prepare young minds with the tools they need to succeed as adults. We are inspired by your First and Ten story, thank you Aryn!
Hometown: *Lakewood, OH *What you do to give back?
**Max shared with us his story of how he and his fellow 7th grade classmates at Lakewood Catholic Academy volunteer as a group at St. Pats Hunger Center! What better way to give back by doing it with friends? Max and his classmates help serve meals to those in need as well assisting with others areas to support the hunger relief center. The group volunteers multiple times during the winter months to help those less fortunate. Students from Lakewood Catholic Academy, keep up the good work! Thanks for sharing your #give10 story with us, Max.
Interested in signing up your volunteer group for First and Ten? Group forms available! Click herehttp://www.clevelandbrowns.com/community/firstandten.htmlto learn more about how to #give10
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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.