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Henry Schein Marks 25 Years of Its ‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ Program

For Two and A Half Decades, Team Schein Has Helped Spread Joy to Communities Around the World

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Team Schein Members (TSMs) from around the globe are celebrating 25 years of the Company’s “Holiday Cheer for Children” program. Since 1999, the corporate flagship initiative has helped more than 20,000 underserved children and their families experience a cheerful holiday season, with TSMs donating clothing, toys, gift cards, and more. To see highlights of the program’s 25 years, click here.

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Team Schein Member Margaret Watt shares a holiday gift with an eager Holiday Cheer for Children participant during the Melville, New York, event. (Photo: Business Wire)

Team Schein Member Margaret Watt shares a holiday gift with an eager Holiday Cheer for Children participant during the Melville, New York, event. (Photo: Business Wire)

At its corporate headquarters in Melville, New York, Team Schein hosted a “Holiday Cheer for Children” event, where 100 children and their families opened presents while enjoying a fun-filled night with dinner, games, and music. In addition, 300 children received gift cards purchased through support from the Henry Schein Cares Foundation to help alleviate some of the financial burden many individuals face during the holidays.

“We are pleased to celebrate 25 years of fostering holiday joy for families all over the world,” said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein. “‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ is not just an initiative, it is a reflection of Team Schein’s commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Thank you to all of Team Schein, who throughout the years, has helped keep the spirit of the program alive. We look forward to many more years of Holiday Cheer to come.”

In support of the communities surrounding the Company’s corporate headquarters, Henry Schein 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.

In the latest episode of #scheinchats, Henry Schein’s signature social media series, Larry Kravitz, Director of Organizational Development at Henry Schein, sat down with Mark Wenzel, Assistant Director at YES Community Counseling Center, to discuss how the program helps make the holiday season enjoyable for communities around the world.

“The ‘Holiday Cheer for Children’ program embodies the true spirit of the holidays – giving, generosity, and kindness,” said Mr. Wenzel. “From the exuberant child whose eyes light up when they receive a gift, to the grateful parent whose anxiety is relieved because they are able to purchase food for a holiday meal, this program has helped make the past 25 years unforgettable for many.”

This year, TSMs from various Company locations participated in the program, helping to brighten the holidays for more than 1,150 individuals in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Spain. “Holiday Cheer for Children” takes different forms depending on the location. The inaugural program in the United States served 200 children.

“Seeing the smiles on the faces of our students and witnessing the joy and excitement in the air were priceless moments that will be cherished by both the students and our entire school staff,” said Sinéad Toomey, Principal of Thomond Primary School in Limerick, Ireland. “The holiday season can be particularly challenging for individuals and families facing financial hardships, and Team Schein’s efforts have truly made a difference. It lifted the spirits of individuals most in need and fostered a sense of community.”

“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.

About Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With approximately 24,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Our Business, Clinical, Technology, and Supply Chain solutions help office-based dental and medical practitioners work more efficiently so they can provide quality care more effectively. These solutions also support dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, as well as other alternate care sites.

Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock.

A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 33 countries and territories. The Company's sales reached $12.6 billion in 2022, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 12.1 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995.

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