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Browns Community Highlights - October 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: Deb Hartle
Hometown: Keystone, OH
How they give back: 
Deb is the Vice President of the Keystone Boosters and helps run the snack stand at Friday night home games. The proceeds that the snack stand generates go right back into the school. Some things that the profits go to are equipment for the team, uniforms and any other expenses the team might encounter throughout the year. This is Deb's second year of helping out, but she plans to continue helping out even after her kids have graduated.

Name: Danielle Walker
Hometown: Holland, OH
How they give back: 
Danielle volunteers by walking in the March of Dimes. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Danielle got involved when her twin boys were born at 29 weeks and required extra medical assistance and attention. This was provided by the March of Dimes. She has volunteered with them ever since her sons were born four years ago.  Danielle feels that the best part of helping the March of Dimes is giving back to the ones that helped her children survive when they were fighting for their lives as newborns.

Name: Kalie Luklan
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
How they give back: 
Kalie works as the marketing assistant to raise funds for the YMCA of Youngstown so that no one is turned away due to their inability to pay. Kalie has been a member since she was four years old and has worked there for the last seven years. She continues to do it because she says "it is so rewarding to see kids, adults and families get memberships, learn to swim, participate in sports, participate in group fitness classes and so much more." Along with volunteering at the YMCA she also volunteers at a local hospital and tries to raise money for financial aid services and projects.

Name: Valerie Hurst
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
How they give back: 
Valerie volunteers with Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow, and is about to enter her seventh year with the group. Valerie helps Santa in organizing a number of events for a number of local hospitals, Veterans, autistic groups, etc. She says the best part is seeing the faces of the children when they visit the Hollow and reading the post-event letters from the families who enjoyed themselves.

Name: Anna Stefan
Hometown: Keystone, OH
How they give back: 
Anna works the 50/50 raffle at Keystone home games and loves to give back to her community. Anna has been doing the 50/50 for five years now. The proceeds she helps raise goes back into the school's athletic funds. Anna continues to do it because she has a lot of fun helping out and working with the people of her community. They have been able to support athletes and improve their community with this weekly fundraiser.

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**

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