ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — There’s something special about the Buffalo Bills and the fanbase that supports them. Not only is there an extreme amount of pride around the team, but everyone involved is interested in giving back to the community as well.

We’ve seen time and time again, fans supporting the causes close to players hearts.

So every week of the NFL season, we’re going to focus on the charities and causes that each player supports. For Week One, we’re focusing on Bills Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

Edmunds recently went to the Masten Boys and Girls Club to meet with kids before they went back to school. He gave them school supplies and other items.

“Just to see the turnout; just to see the kids smiling it meant a lot to me,” he said. “Just to see everybody laugh, everybody smile, and just have a good time… I enjoyed it in my heart.”

That giving mentality goes back to his parents, who have taken in many foster children over the years.

“My family and myself, we just like to see people feel good,” Edmunds said. “It brings joy to us. That’s what we live for: not just for ourselves, but to see other people experiencing the things that we experienced under different circumstances. If we can provide that for them, we’re all for that.”

Watch the full interview with Tremaine Edmunds above.

Next week, we’ll interview another player who has given back to this community. You can watch ‘Bills Make me Wanna Give’ Wednesday mornings on Wake Up!

Chris Horvatits is an award-winning reporter who started working at WIVB in 2017. A Lancaster native, he came to Buffalo after working at stations in Rochester and Watertown. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

Kelsey Anderson is an award-winning anchor who came back home to Buffalo in 2018. See more of her work here and follow her on Twitter.