Prior to Sunday’s game with Green Bay, The Cleveland Browns, with partnership from Electronic Merchant Systems hosted their annual First and Ten Toy Drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Browns fans were encouraged to bring new unwrapped gifts that will be donated to kids in need within Cuyahoga County. Members of the US Marine Corps and Electronic Merchant Systems volunteers helped collect items and monetary contributions at FirstEnergy Stadium gates as fans entered the stadium.
In order to help launch the Browns Give Back First and Ten Toy Drive, Electronic Merchant Systems pledged $5,000, and collected toys in a company-wide toy drive in an effort to provide a memorable holiday to many children in Northeast Ohio.
In 2016 the Browns and their loyal fans helped provide more than 15,000 toys to local youth during the holidays through their generous donations.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team’s First and Ten initiative. 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. For more information or to sign the pledge, visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/community.
Electronic Merchant Systems, an industry leader in payment processing, has placed a focus on giving back to important causes that foster community, charitable partnerships, and help nourish youth development within the Cleveland community. Since its foundation in 1988, EMS has endeavored to be benevolent in all their actions, giving back to important causes. EMS would like to thank their employees for their continued generosity, and are looking forward to making a positive, lasting impact in the Cleveland community for years to come.
A gallery of photos from the First and Ten Toy Drive are below.