How Our Law Firm Gives Back to the Kids in Our Communities
Although our business cards display titles like "Attorney," "Paralegal," "Investigator" or "Intake Specialist," we are just as proud to call ourselves fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mentors, and caregivers. We know the impact and importance of helping the children in our own lives, and, as a law firm, are committed to giving back to the children and families in the communities we serve across Western Pennsylvania.
This section is all about the ways we have been inspired by the amazing kids in our communities. Take some time to browse our stories, partnerships, and events, or submit your own ideas for more ways we can help.
When you've been fortunate, you give back. That's Pittsburgh pro football defensive player Cameron Heyward's philosophy, and the reason why he launched The Heyward House, his official foundation benefitting children and families in need.
Every day, about 100 kids flock to the Sto-Ken-Rox Boys & Girls Club to enjoy a range of activities, from tutoring and athletics to hanging out with friends. "We offer kids ages 6-18 programs like Homework Help programs, Dapper Dan sports leagues, swimming, arts and crafts, and more," explains Kevin Nicholson, Branch Director or the Sto-Ken-Rox Boys & Girls Club.
Dreambuilders Foundation is a nonprofit organization that connects professional athletes with community programs to benefit children in need and children with disabilities. Each athlete designs their programs around the causes he or she is most passionate about. Started by former NFL linebacker Akin Ayodele, Dreambuilders has athlete "captains" in cities throughout the United States.
In any baseball game, one of the most exciting moments comes when your team risks it all to steal a base. Seeing that player take off in stride – chancing his luck against the pitcher – all to get one more base for his team.
For most children, riding a bike is nothing out of the ordinary. But for a child who struggles to even walk, having that same opportunity can transform their life. Our law firm is proud to support the "My Bike" Program with Variety The Children's Charity of Pittsburgh.
This year, with each and every power play goal scored by the Erie Otters, Edgar Snyder & Associates will donate $50 to Variety the Children's Charity. This magnificent organization works to provide adaptive bikes to local kids with disabilities.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has sought to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Edgar Snyder & Associates is honored to take part in making these children's wishes come true.
For over a decade, we have invited elementary school students to design our holiday greeting card with their "holiday wish." By entering, students have the chance to win $1,000 for their school, and a gift card for themselves.