MELVILLE, NY – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and members of the Schein Team (TSM) around the world joined more than 1,500 underprivileged children and their families to celebrate the 23e Annual Holiday Cheer for Children program, a flagship corporate initiative that helps participating families have fun and festive vacations.
TSMs from over 17 company locations participated in the program, spreading holiday cheer to the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Spain. “Holiday Cheer for Children” takes different forms depending on location, with TSMs often collecting and donating gifts and food to local nonprofit organizations. The team also provides gift cards to families in need to help ease some of the financial burden many people face during the holidays. Henry Schein is partnering with local social service agencies to identify children and families who would benefit most from participating in the program.
“The Schein team looks forward to the ‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ program every year, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced our commitment to helping children and their families in need,” said Gerry Benjamin , Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Henry Schein. Officer. “Everyone deserves a fun and festive vacation, and we’re excited to be able to help by giving back to the communities in which we live and work. ”
To see the Schein team in action and previous examples of the program’s benefits for children and their families, please watch this video celebrating 23 years of the Holiday Cheer for Children program.
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year TSMs at Henry Schein’s World Headquarters in Melville, New York, donated gift cards to 600 local families. The gift cards will be used to purchase holiday gifts or ingredients for a holiday meal and were purchased with support from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and contributions from TSM.
The company has partnered with 10 Long Island-based social service organizations to pre-identify participating children and their families, including: Bethany House; Hope Youth Program, Inc .; Association of family and children; Family Service League; Hispanic consultation center; Madonna Heights; Nassau County Department of Social Services; the Raymar Children’s Fund; WellLife Network; and YES Community Counseling Center.
“Many families continue to grapple with the impact of the pandemic, as well as other heightened pressures during the holiday season,” said Claudia Boyle, Executive Director of Hispanic Counseling Center, Inc. “We thank all members of the Schein team around the world for their generosity in helping many children enjoy the holidays.
“Holiday Cheer for Children” is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program, and is supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization which works to encourage, support, and promote oral health and overall health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares is built on five pillars: empowering the Schein team to reach their potential, advancing health equity and expanding access to care for underserved communities, accelerating environmental sustainability, strengthening and diversify our supply chain and maintain strong ethical governance. The healthcare activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on four main areas: (1) wellness, treatment, prevention and education; (2) capacity building; (3) emergency preparedness and disaster response; and (4) strengthening of the health system.
Rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the philosophy of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, Henry Schein Cares’ goal-oriented vision is to “do well while doing good”. Our commitment to sustained, long-term economic success while creating shared value for society is achieved through the work of Henry Schein Cares and our stakeholder model which engages the five constituents of our mosaic of success. To learn more about how we are making a difference, please visit: www.henryschein.com/corporatecitizenship.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a healthcare professional solutions company powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 21,000 Schein team members around the world, the company’s trusted advisor network provides more than one million customers worldwide with more than 300 valuable solutions that help improve operational success and clinical results. Our business, clinical, technology and supply chain solutions help dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can deliver quality care more efficiently. These solutions also support dental and medical laboratories, government and institutional healthcare clinics, and other alternative care sites.
Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of over 120,000 Henry Schein branded and private label products in stock, as well as over 180,000 additional products available on special orders.
A FORTUNE 500 company and member of the S&P 500® Index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, NY, and has operations or subsidiaries in 32 countries and territories. The company’s sales reached $ 10.1 billion in 2020 and have grown at a compound annual rate of around 12% since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.