"Our annual Back to School program is special to all of Team Schein because it is a way for us to directly help less fortunate children in our communities in a meaningful way," said Gerald A. Benjamin, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Henry Schein.
"Team Schein Members use their own time and money to select items from a sponsored child's wish list, and we have the great privilege of seeing the children's eyes light up when they receive their back to school packages at the celebration and distribution event that we host for the children and their families. This initiative is fundamental to the special culture of giving that we have nurtured at Henry Schein, and we are delighted to have seen it expand in scope year after year."
To help identify children to participate in the 2009 Long Island Back to School program, the Company partnered with the Family Service League, Family and Children's Association / Family Ties, MercyFirst, MPowering Kids, Greenville Boys and Girls Club, and Madonna Heights.
"Particularly during today's economic challenges, Henry Schein's Back to School program provides wonderful benefits to less privileged children," said Susan Marshall, founder of MPowering Kids. "Starting the school year with new school supplies and fashionable clothing allows the students to focus their full attention on the important lessons they will learn during the year."
Henry Schein hosted the first Back to School Program in 1998, distributing clothing and school supplies to 75 children identified by local social service organizations. Since that time, the Back to School program has served approximately 11,000 children throughout North America. In addition to Team Schein Members, many local businesses and Henry Schein supplier partners have generously donated products or provided other support for the 2009 Back to School program. To view video from Henry Sch
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