Edgar Snyder & Associates, Cam Heyward, and The Heyward House
When you've been fortunate, you give back to the community. That's football superstar Cam Heyward's philosophy, and it’s why he launched his foundation, The Heyward House. That’s why I teamed up with Edgar Snyder & Associates, a law firm that also believes in giving back. Together we’re partnering with Kid’s Voice to create special memories for kids in need. We’re also supplying backpacks of food for kids who might otherwise go hungry over the weekend. Learn how you can make a difference. Visit EdgarSnyder.com.
Teaming Up With The Heyward House
When you're fortunate, you give back – that's Pittsburgh defensive lineman Cam Heyward's philosophy. His foundation, The Heyward House, has a clear mission: to help kids who need it most. As a law firm long devoted to giving back to the community, it’s been an honor to team up with Cam throughout the years.
Below are the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of – keep reading to learn more about The Heyward House’s work with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, KidsVoice, and Blessings in a Backpack.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Children’s Child Advocacy Center
Together with The Heyward House, we’re now working to support the Child Advocacy Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Advocacy Center provides evaluations and assistance for children and adolescents who may be victims of abuse or neglect. We’re helping to contribute clothing, school supplies, and transportation for families in need.
We were humbled to recently spend time in Austin’s Playroom at Children’s Hospital with Cam, meeting children and families and hearing their stories. Nothing brings the staff at our law firm a bigger sense of satisfaction than when we are able to help improve children’s lives.
KidsVoice advocates for children in the child-welfare system. Some of these kids live in group homes or in foster homes. Some have been abused and neglected.
We’ve teamed up with both KidsVoice and The Heyward House to help provide those children with experiences that will leave them with lasting, special memories. Children from KidsVoice have been Cam's guests at training camp and have gone on shoe and winter clothing shopping sprees with him. They are also VIPs at his annual birthday celebration at Dave & Busters – which is really a party for the kids. They are treated to gifts, cake, great food, and most importantly, one-on-one time with some of their favorite athletes.
Blessings in a Backpack
The statistics are alarming: One in five children in the United States faces food insecurity. Three in five teachers say they have children in their classes who regularly come to school hungry.
For some children, the meals they're provided at school are the only ones they receive all day. As a result, thousands of children spend their weekends—65 long hours—unsure of when to expect their next meal.
Blessings in a Backpack wants to ensure that no child goes hungry, and our firm has teamed up with Cam and his foundation to help make that happen. The program provides food for children in need to take home over the weekend so they have something nutritious to eat.
“Worrying about when they’ll get their next meal is the last thing any child should have to experience," Cam said. "I’m excited to team up with Blessings in a Backpack to help as many kids as we can, one backpack at a time.”
How You Can Join Our Team
We encourage you to join our team and help fulfill The Heyward House’s mission. You can visit the The Heyward House and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation websites to donate, volunteer, or find out other ways to get involved.