December 14, 2022 – Henry Schein and Team Schein Members (TSMs) from around the world are celebrating the Company’s 24th annual Holiday Cheer for Children program, a flagship corporate initiative that helps underserved children and their families enjoy a fun and festive holiday season.
TSMs from more than 15 Company locations participated in the program, helping to brighten the holidays for more than 1,700 individuals in the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Spain. Holiday Cheer for Children takes different forms depending on the location, with TSMs often collecting gifts and food for donation to local nonprofit organizations.
Team Schein also provides gift cards to the Company’s philanthropic partners for families in need to help to alleviate some of the financial burden many individuals face during the holidays. The Company collaborates with local social service agencies to identify families who would most benefit from participating in the program.
Click here for a message from Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, about the positive impact Holiday Cheer for Children has had on local communities since 1999.
This year, TSMs from Henry Schein’s global headquarters in Melville, New York, donated gift cards to 500 local children. Purchased through support from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation and contributions from TSMs, the gift cards will be used to buy holiday gifts.
The company partnered with 10 Long Island-based social service organizations to pre-identify participating children and their families, including: Bethany House; Espoir Youth Program, Inc.; Family and Children’s Association; Family Service League; Hispanic Counseling Center; Madonna Heights; Nassau County Department of Social Services; The Raymar Children’s Fund; WellLife Network; and YES Community Counseling Center.
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 that advocates and supports efforts to advance health equity and empower health care professionals to promote a healthier tomorrow.