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.
 

 

2018 ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

Each year Interfaith Works holds a School Supplies drive for families living on the economic edge in Montgomery County. For them, the cost of rent, food, utilities, and school supplies and a backpack for each child in the family is just too much.

Snyder Cohn associates contributed to this terrific initiative by teaming together to provide 30 backpacks filled with all the necessary supplies for students who want to start the school year ready to learn!

 
Interfaith Works, founded in 1972, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency and a non-sectarian interfaith coalition of more than 165 affiliated congregations of diverse faiths, working together to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, Md.

Their trained, professional staff members work with individuals and families in crisis to help equip them to lift themselves from poverty and homelessness through prevention, stabilization and empowerment programs. www.iworksmc.org

 

 
2nd ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

Snyder Cohn associates have begun a new tradition of an annual food drive. Last year, through friendly team competition and the inducement of “jeans days” we collected over 3,000 pounds of food for Manna Food Center. This year we ramped up the competition and hit 3,500 pounds of food!

Manna Food Center: Founded in 1983, Manna Food Center 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

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.

Dorothy Day Place: Associates 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.