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Young People Across the Country "Volunteer as Can-Tribute"

September 22, 2014

Washington, DC - BBYO, the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish youth movement and DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, announce the launch of “Can-Tribute,” a campaign that will rally Jewish youth across the country to fight poverty in their local community through a food collection drive.

The campaign kicks off on September 23, just before the Jewish High Holidays to align with the Yom Kippur tradition of collecting food for the needy during the day of fasting.

At the conclusion of the campaign on November 6, the leaders of the top three biggest drives will win a pre-screening of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for themselves and 20 friends.

“BBYO has a long tradition of teens coming together to stand up for the causes they believe in and to take action to create change in their communities and our world,” said Natalie Spring, Director of Campaigns and Movement Initiatives at BBYO. “Working with DoSomething.org on this campaign, we’re able to connect more teens to the value of repairing the world.”

“DoSomething.org is all about making social change accessible to young people and working around events in their lives like holidays and movie premieres to make social change a part of a lifestyle” said Naomi Hirabayashi, Chief Marketing Officer at DoSomething.org

To sign up for Can-Tribute, visit: www.dosomething.org/can-tribute

About DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, our 2.5 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else. Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop

About BBYO

BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. For 90 years, BBYO‘s leadership programs the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA, high school fraternity) and the B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG, high school sorority) have been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences, shaping the confidence and character of more than 400,000 alumni who are among the most prominent figures in business, politics, academia, the arts and Jewish communal life. Now, BBYO’s network of Jewish teens, alumni, parents, volunteers and philanthropists serves as the Jewish community’s most valuable platform for delivering to the post Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience fun, meaningful and affordable experiences. With year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences, BBYO’s broad program menu enables teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values.

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