Participating children and their families are presented with toys, clothing, games, and other gifts purchased by Team Schein Members, who spend their own time and money to sponsor individual children. In addition, families in need are presented with gift certificates to major supermarket chains through the program. To help identify children and families who would benefit from participating in the Holiday Cheer for Children program, Henry Schein partners with local social service organizations at a number of company locations.
"There is no better reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season than seeing a child smile when they open their presents, and we are proud to partner with Henry Schein on this incredible program," said
Children and their families receive their gifts at Henry Schein locations throughout the U.S.
Children and families were identified for participation in the
"It is wonderful to see Team Schein embracing the spirit of the season and giving so selflessly to ensure that these children and their families have a joyful holiday experience," said
Holiday Cheer for Children is supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that works to foster, support and promote dental, medical and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief.
Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 100,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 additional products available as special-order items. The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
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