Henry Schein's Back to School program, which was first introduced in 1998, is a program by which Team Schein Members partner with the Company to furnish clothing and school supplies to underserved children in the local areas to lift their spirits and increase their confidence in the classroom. Henry Schein Cares works in partnership with local not-for-profit social service organizations to identify recipients. Over the last 25 years, the Company has expanded Back to School from its inaugural program, which served 175 children, to coordinated programs at sites throughout the world where the Company operates, serving more than 65,000 children since the program's inception.
Team Schein Members contribute their time and money to shop for sponsored children's school clothes while the Company donates all school supplies. Children receive a backpack filled with school supplies, books and hygiene products to make their first day enjoyable and stress-free. At some Henry Schein locations, children receive new outfits for their first day of school. Every year, participating children are invited to Henry Schein facilities for a special party and distribution event where they are presented with their gifts to help make the school year a success.
300 students in Indianapolis, Indiana, are heading back to class with new backpacks filled with school supplies. Check out the WTHR story (Indianapolis' NBC affiliate) about the Back to School program.
Team Schein Members in Wisconsin gave local families a reason to smile this back-to-school season. CBS 58 featured a story on how the Henry Schein team helped families relieve the burden of purchasing school supplies this year.
The Birmingham, Alabama-based BioHorizons team provided backpacks full of toothpaste, toothbrushes and school supplies to local children in need. Read more about the donation in the Shelby County Reporter.
The Henry Schein Denver, Pennsylvania, distribution center was featured in the Reading Eagle for its donation of more than 300 backpacks to the Children's Home of Reading, a social service nonprofit that offers specialized residential, educational, and community-based programs to help at-risk children and their families.