Edgar Snyder & Associates, Cam Heyward, and The Heyward House
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.
We were honored to feature Cam, his foundation, and their work when we received a Corporate Citizenship Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times. It gave us the chance to talk about the projects we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of – keep reading to learn more about them below.
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Both Edgar Snyder & Associates and The Heyward House stepped in to help fill some of the void left in our community as a result of COVID-19. Cam Heyward and Co-Managing Partner Michael Rosenzweig went on Pittsburgh Today Live to talk about the bond between their organizations and how people in our region can find support during this time.
Not having the “right” clothes shouldn’t be something that holds anyone back from pursuing their dreams. Cam and The Heyward House want to remove that barrier for local young men with Craig’s Closet. The program provides high school boys in Pittsburgh with free dress clothes for internships, job interviews, banquets, and more. You can get more information on Craig’s Closet by visiting The Heyward House’s website.
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Child Advocacy Center
Together with The Heyward House, we worked 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 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.
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 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.
We first teamed up with Cam to support KidsVoice, an organization that 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 were proud to help KidsVoice and The Heyward House provide those children with experiences that hopefully left them with lasting, special memories. Children from KidsVoice were Cam's guests at training camp and went on shoe and winter clothing shopping sprees with him. They were also VIPs at his annual birthday celebration at Dave & Busters – which is really a party for the kids. They were treated to gifts, cake, great food, and most importantly, one-on-one time with some of their favorite athletes.
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.