In an effort to honor the late Myra Kraft and spread values of community service and charitable donation, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation established a season-long enterprise, "Celebrate Volunteerism."
"Volunteerism is at the heart of giving back and making a difference," said Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft in a release. "My wife made an immeasurable impact through volunteering, and through this campaign I hope others are inspired to do the same."
Each week during the season, the campaign will focus on a certain area of volunteerism. Below is the entire schedule.
Sept. 18: Education Volunteerism
Sept 25: Mentoring Volunteerism
Oct. 2: Youth Volunteerism
Oct. 9: Service Projects Volunteerism
Oct. 16: Healthy Eating and Nutrition Volunteerism
Oct. 23: Violence Prevention and Bullying Awareness Volunteerism
Oct. 30: Public Service Volunteerism
Nov. 6: Military and Veterans Volunteerism
Nov. 13: Youth Sports Volunteerism
Nov. 20: Hunger Awareness Volunteerism
Nov. 27: Healthcare Volunteerism
Dec. 4: Exercise and Fitness Volunteerism
Dec. 11: Homelessness Volunteerism
Dec. 18: Holiday Giving Volunteerism
Dec. 25: Senior Advocate Volunteerism
Jan. 1, 2012: New Year's Volunteerism Celebration
If you are interested in getting involved with the "Celebrate Volunteerism" initiative or just want to learn more, visit the Patriots' community website.