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Browns Community Highlights - July 20


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?

Name: Hannah B.
Hometown: Lakewood, OH
How they give back: Hannah volunteers for an organization called Lakewood Alive where she helps connect families with appliances that they may not have. Through this organization, Hannah channels her energy through community cleanup and paint programs. She loves the sensation of helping people avoid housing violations or getting fined for money that the residents might not have. She enjoys the idea of bringing neighbors together in order to unify them and create a stronger community.  

Name: Edna Carlisle
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: For the past 25 years, Edna has given back through the Ronald McDonald House where she cleans the kitchen and handles the registration for incoming families. She loves volunteering so much that even if she gets an unexpected call, she will immediately come to help. Despite being humble, she gets more than she gives and is always looking for more opportunities to give back.  

Name: Patti Lane
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: During this past year, Patti has volunteered for an organization called I Can Bike. This organization pairs a volunteer with a youth with autism in order to give the opportunity for the child to ride a bike for the first time. Patti worked specifically with a 10-year-old, and even though the days and hours are long, she loves to see the success of the children. She also recognizes that learning how to ride a bike was a standard part to her childhood; however, sometimes kids with disabilities don't get the same experience, and she's happy to have the opportunity to share her enjoyment. 

Name: Lisa Paddon
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
How they give back: Lisa was originally born in Cleveland and enjoys coming back to the area to help as much as she can. In Los Angeles, Lisa volunteers for a non-profit organization that finds affordable housing for low and medium income workers. She also enjoys feeding the needy, and for the first time this year, Lisa will be starting her own initiative and going to 'Skid Row' to give women hygiene products. She loves to give back and doesn't want anyone to suffer, and is constantly trying to find new places and people who need her help.

Name: Aoife M.
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Aoife is a Girl Scout and volunteers for multiple organizations through her troop. She volunteers for a Girl Scout camp during the summer, but also really enjoys helping youth with physical disabilities. She goes often to keep the kids company, and helps them improve their social interaction and conversation skills. Aoife finds this work really special and rewarding. She loves to see those she interacts with smile.

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