Community Highlights

Browns Community Highlights - January 6


*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: Jim Hometown: Cleveland, OH What you do to give back?
**Jim is from Cleveland, Ohio and chooses to give back to the community by supporting those who might have the same everyday necessities as others. Jim says that it is important to give back to those in need because as a society we are only as strong as our less fortunate. Jim donates to the Men's Shelter in Cleveland who distributes donated used gently worn clothes to those who do not have any. Jim also gives to the Cleveland Community Outreach Services that takes items such as Socks, Gloves, Underwear and Hats and gives to Veterans. Thanks Jim!

Name: Kelly Hometown: Cleveland, OH What you do to give back? 
Kelly gives back to the community specifically through her passion for dogs. Since Kelly works with social media for her day job, she uses her active social media presence to raise money for the amazing programs for animals that we currently have in Cleveland. This year, Kelly raised over $900 through social media for City Dogs CLE/Friends of the Cleveland Kennel to use for the dogs on their Wish List needs, vet treatments, beds etc. Along with Kelly's already lengthy list of giving back, she fosters dogs in her spare time. Kelly says that she uses her social media voice to stand up against Breed Specific Legislation, Puppy Mills and their sales to pet stores in Ohio and stricter punishment of animal abuse and neglect in our area. Kelly expressed that it's so incredibly important to give back to those that can't stand up for themselves like dogs. Thanks, Kelly!

Name: Chi-Town Dawg Pound Hometown: Chicago, IL What you do to give back?
**The Chicago Browns Backers recently helped raise the most money out of all of the Browns Backers Clubs across the nation for the Cleveland Browns Foundation. In October the Chi-town Dawg Pound raised over $1,000 for PAWS Chicago, a "no-kill" animal shelter where many of the Chi-town Dawg Pound members have adopted their dawgs from. In October, the Chi-town Dawg Pound Browns Backers club also won the Browns Backers Club of the Month for their efforts in the community. In November we raised over $4,000 for the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs to buy Christmas presents for deserving children during the holiday season.

Name:  Patty
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
What you do to give back?
Patty volunteers for the benefit of the Strongsville Music Program which includes students from the 5th grade to high school.  This is the first year the Music Boosters have worked playoff games, so the program will receive a little extra help.  In Patty's eighth year volunteering, she has seen two of her children graduate from Strongsville High School and currently has two more in attending the high school, all of which were a part of the band or the orchestra at Strongsville High.  Patty enjoys meeting the parents and kids who also volunteer their time and enjoys being a part of the atmosphere at the games!

Name: Cynthia
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
What you do to give back?
Cynthia says that she gives back at family gatherings and other social events I am representing the Browns. Cynthia says that when she gives gifts to her friends or to others it is usually Browns or Cleveland sport memorabilia. Every year since the Browns existence she has always chosen to represent and proudly wear team gear to show her support. Cynthia chooses to spread cheer and Browns support wherever life takes her. Thank you for your continued support, Cynthia!

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 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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