MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today that it will donate $150,000 in support of relief efforts for victims of the disastrous Typhoon that struck the Philippines. Henry Schein is working with its suppliers and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners - AmeriCares, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International and MedShare to provide essential health care supplies for the ongoing relief efforts, and funds raised through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation will be donated to organizations also providing urgent care to victims.
"The citizens of the Philippines remain in dire need of assistance, and Henry Schein is committed to supporting relief efforts for the victims of this terrible tragedy," said Stanley Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein, Inc. "For more than two decades, Henry Schein has been dedicated to taking an active role in supporting disaster preparedness and relief efforts around the world, in coordination with our suppliers and NGOs. We are grateful to our suppliers, Crosstex International, A.R. Medicom, Sempermed USA and TIDI Products, who share our commitment to social responsibility and have generously contributed much needed emergency health care supplies, as identified by our NGO partners, who are coordinating with teams on the ground in the Philippines to ensure that these supplies are delivered as quickly as possible and used effectively and efficiently."
The disaster response effort is part of Henry Schein Cares, the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein. To help accelerate the response to emergencies around the world, Henry Schein Cares ships product to international relief organizations year-round to ensure their warehouses are stocked when disasters strike.
In addition to the Company's donations of health care products, the Philippines Relief Fund was established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports and promotes dental, medical and animal health by helping to increase access to care globally. Money raised by the Foundation will be donated to organizations providing relief in the Philippines including: Catholic Relief Services, Islamic Relief USA, IsraAID, Lutheran World Relief and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Fund provides a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute, and Henry Schein matches all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members. All proceeds of the Fund are applied directly and completely to relief efforts. The Fund remains open and individuals or companies wishing to contribute can make a financial or product donation. Credit card donations can be made through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation Web site, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/, (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Philippines Relief Fund" for the gift designation). Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Philippines Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Ashley Lenz at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, stands on four pillars: engaging Team Schein Members to reach their potential, ensuring accountability by extending ethical business practices to all levels within Henry Schein, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding access to health care for underserved and at-risk communities around the world. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Firmly rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the concept of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the philosophy behind Henry Schein Cares is a vision of "doing well by doing good." Through the work of Henry Schein Cares to enhance access to care for those in need, the Company believes that it is furthering its long-term success.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500® Company and a member of the NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs nearly 16,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 775,000 customers.
The Company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 additional products available as special-order items.
The Company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 25 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $8.9 billion in 2012, and have grown at a compound annual rate of 17 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein Web site at www.henryschein.com.
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