Through First and Ten, the Cleveland Browns will host their annual First and Ten Toy Drive, presented by Electronic Merchant Systems, before the Browns take on the Panthers on Sunday, December 9th. Members of the US Marine Corps and volunteers from Electronic Merchant Systems will begin collecting donations outside of FirstEnergy Stadium starting at 11 a.m. through kickoff.
The Browns First and Ten Toy Drive is a yearly program that provides fans an opportunity to support children in need this holiday season through the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Prior to entering the stadium, fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys (valued at $10+) or make a monetary donation to support children in our local community this holiday season. Fans who make a donation will receive an official orange Browns #give10 wristband as part of the First and Ten movement.
This signature First and Ten opportunity provides fans the chance to help others in their community by making the holidays a little bit brighter. Toys are distributed by the Marines Toys for Tots during the winter months to ensure a happy holiday season for all involved.
The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program begins in October and runs through December providing new and unwrapped gifts to kids in need during the holiday season. Last year more than 33,000 youth in Cuyahoga County received toys through the program.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland 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. 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.
Learn more about the US Marine Corps Toys for Toys, visit https://brookpark-oh.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx.