MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Schein, Inc.
HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and
services to office-based practitioners, is helping a record number
of children return to school wearing new outfits and carrying
backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene products through
the 13th annual Henry Schein Back-to-School program. This
year, the Back-to-School program is supporting more than 2,200
children in 15 U.S. and Canadian cities. Since its creation
in 1998, this flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the
Company’s global social responsibility program, has served
approximately 11,000 children throughout North America.
The largest of the Back-to-School event will take place today at
the Company’s world headquarters in Melville, N.Y. A picnic,
including dinner, games and music, will be held for nearly 600 Long
Island children who were identified with the help of eight local
social service agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
During the event, the children will receive their backpacks,
as well as new, first day back-to-school outfits personally
selected and paid for by Team Schein Members. Additional
Henry Schein Back-to-School events have taken place throughout
August in Denver, Pa.; Sparks, Nev.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Bastian,
Va.; Indianapolis, Ind.; West Allis, Wis.; Grapevine, Texas;
American Fork, Utah; Greenville, S.C.; Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Alberta; Halifax, Nova Scotia;
and Vancouver, British Columbia.
“Of our many annual Henry Schein Cares events, the
Back-to-School program is special because it so closely links Team
Schein Members with children in many of the local communities where
we operate,” said Gerry Benjamin, Executive Vice President and
Chief Administrative Officer for Henry Schein.
“We also are very grateful to our