Community Involvement

 

Snyder Cohn in the Community

Snyder Cohn associates support and volunteer at various charitable organizations in the local community. We would like to spotlight some of these organizations below.
 

Day of Volunteer Service

We recently closed our offices for the day so that teams of Snyder Cohn employees could work with local volunteer organizations for a “Day of Volunteer Service”. Snyder Cohn partnered with Ronald McDonald House in Washington, DC, A Wider Circle in Silver Spring and Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Rockville and Silver Spring.

Ronald McDonald House: A team of eight Snyder Cohn employees prepared a hot meal for 23 adults.

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. For more information on this organization: www.rmhcdc.org.

A Wider Circle: 15 Snyder Cohn employees helped out in the warehouse.

The mission of A Wider Circle is simple: to help one individual and one family after another to rise out of poverty. They work in partnership with those they serve and with those seeking to help ensure that every child and adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well. To find out more about this organization, click here: awidercircle.org.

Habitat for Humanity: 20 Snyder Cohn staff volunteered at the Rockville and Silver Spring ReStores.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. To learn more about this organization, click here: www.habitat.org/restores.

Manna Food Center

Snyder Cohn associates accepted a challenge of donating 1000 pounds of food for MANNA in one month. Given the friendly competition amongst firm teams, we more than tripled this goal and achieved 3070 pounds of donated food!

Manna Food Center, founded in 1983, is a nonprofit organization striving to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Manna Food Center is the main food bank in Montgomery County, and nearly every county nonprofit organization relies on Manna to provide essential food to their clients. Manna is that rare organization that actually achieves synergy by bringing together government, corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups, and individuals with the common cause of fighting hunger in Montgomery County. www.mannafood.org

Dorothy Day Place

As part of our 90th anniversary celebration, we continue to focus on food. This time by preparing 40 sandwiches per week for the Dorothy Day Place.

Dorothy Day Place is a transitional housing program for women living in Montgomery County, Maryland providing a crucial bridge between homelessness and permanent housing. This is not emergency housing, but instead follows the continuum of care to end homelessness through case management and ongoing support. Services at the shelter include job readiness, educational services, life skills training, mental health support and substance abuse counseling.

As residents transition from homelessness to permanent housing, they are especially in need of clothing and healthy meals to prepare them for steady work and self-sufficient lifestyles. To learn more, please click the link: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/DorothyDay

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

One of our volunteer partnerships is with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). We were paired with Forest House, a shelter that is part of the MCCH “Hope Housing”, a program that provides permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals with disabilities. Shown are some photographs from our recent spring yard clean-up and planting project. We put mulch down in several areas and planted a variety of plants and flowers around the yard. We also planted various herbs and vegetables in pots so that Forest House can have a deck garden. Please click on the link for more information about this organization: www.mcch.net.

SEEC

Multiple associates of Snyder Cohn are actively involved with this organization, which provides customized, community-based support to individuals with development disabilities to direct their lives with dignity, choice, authority, and responsibility to achieve lives reflective of their desires. We were honored to attend their gala in April celebrating their 25th anniversary! Please check out the link for more information on this wonderful organization. www.seeconline.org.

Montgomery Hospice

In May, Debbie McGregor attended an event to support Montgomery Kids, the pediatric program at Montgomery Hospice. They provide compassionate, professional care for children who have a life-limiting illness. Montgomery Hospice supports the children in their homes surrounded by family friends and the things that they love. The Montgomery Kids team is a dedicated, interdisciplinary group of trained professionals who work with the children, their families, and their doctors or other caregivers. Click here for more information: www.montgomeryhospice.org.