Edgar Snyder & Associates, Cam Heyward Team Up for Blessings in a Backpack

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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 to Help Kids

When you're fortunate, you give back—that's Pittsburgh defensive lineman Cam Heyward's philosophy. As a law firm long devoted to giving back to the community, we’re proud to team up with the Black-and-Gold great to help kids.

The Heyward House and KidsVoice

Cam Heyward's foundation, The Heyward House, has a clear mission: To help kids who need it most. That's why he’s involved with KidsVoice, a nonprofit organization that advocates for children in the child-welfare system. Some of the children KidsVoice represents live in group homes or in foster homes. Some have been abused and neglected.

Edgar Snyder & Associates is proud to team with both organizations 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 are VIPs at the football standout's annual birthday celebration at Dave & Busters.

We're honored to help Cam, his foundation, and KidsVoice make a difference in the lives of children.

Providing 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 no child misses a meal, and our firm has teamed up with Cam and his foundation to share that mission.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 and Help Local Kids

Pittsburgh legend Fred Rogers once famously said, “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.”

The truth is, being a hero in the life of a child is simpler than you might think. In fact, you may be surprised to know that sponsoring a child for a year through Blessings in a Backpack costs less than $100—that's less than $25 per nine-week period. Not in a position to give money? Volunteers are also needed in many communities to help pack up the food items for distribution each week.

We encourage you to join Edgar Snyder & Associates' and Cam's team, and help fulfill The Heyward House mission—to help kids who need it most. Visit the websites of The Heyward House and KidsVoice—a child welfare advocacy agency—or contact charlotteh@theheywardhouse.org to donate, volunteer, or find out other ways to get involved.