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: Deborah Zalovak
Hometown: Youngstown, OH
How they give back: Deborah is very passionate about helping the homeless in her community, so much so that she volunteers her time with Community Kitchen and Saint Vincent DePaul. She tries to volunteer every month as it always puts a smile on her face when she notices how much of an impact she can have. Her favorite memory of volunteering was when she helped pass out new socks at the soup kitchen and a man immediately started taking off his shoes to put his new socks on.
Name: Anna Delaney
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Anna is very passionate about taking care of the elderly as she does it every day for her 91-year-old mother. She loves to see her happy each day and will do whatever it takes to help the elderly live life to the fullest.
Name: Latoya Kirksey
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: Latoya is very driven to make sure people get things and tools that they need to be successful. She volunteers all around Cleveland feeding the homeless and delivering clothes and blankets. She often gets overwhelmed by all the people that come out and support her passion, and feels very rewarded knowing she can have an influence.
Name: Courtney Davis
Hometown: Geirad, OH
How they give back: Courtney volunteers for Newly Sun Life Animal Shelter as well as Angels for Animals. She is very passionate about helping animals and even had the chance to help raise a litter of kittens. She tries to volunteer as much as she can as most animals don’t have a home yet, and she likes to keep them company while they wait.
Name: Justin Batholomew
Hometown: Olmstead Falls, OH
How they give back: Justin is very passionate about helping disabled or challenged kids to live life to the fullest. He volunteers with Youth Challenge every two weeks for six hours. His favorite memory from volunteering with this organization was when he got to play football with someone in a wheelchair. It’s always nice when he is a part of something bigger than himself such as helping children of all abilities play the sports they love.
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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 1.5 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