MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) today announced that it has joined supplier partner Takara Belmont to donate more than $50,000 in dental equipment to Yemin Orde Youth Village, an Israel-based home, school, and safe haven to 440 at-risk and immigrant youth from around the world. The donation is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program.
As part of the donation, Takara Belmont and Henry Schein donated and installed a Credia G1 dental chair, Phot-X II dental X-ray machine, and other related products to enhance Yemin Orde's ability to treat the oral health needs of its residents. This donation upgrades Yemin Orde's on-site health clinic and allows the organization to re-allocate funds that would otherwise be dedicated to external resources and transportation costs for procedures that could not previously be conducted on site.
"This in-kind gift of new dental equipment will greatly benefit the oral needs of our youth," said Shmuli Bing, Director, Yemin Orde Youth Village. "In addition, the partnership between the U.S., U.K., and Japan-based team members of the two companies is an important example to our children of how people from different cultures and different backgrounds join together to help others. We are grateful to everyone involved in making this generous contribution to the health and well-being of the youth at Yemin Orde."
The Youth Village first opened its doors to homeless refugee children who arrived in Israel shortly after the Holocaust. Today's children are first-generation Israelis—or the children of first-generation Israelis—who come from countries where anti-Semitism and violence against Jewish people is rising, educational opportunities are scarce, and poverty is overwhelming.
"We are pleased that our high-quality dental chair and X-ray equipment is available for oral health practitioners to provide needed care for Yemin Orde Youth Village's residents," said Hidetaka Yoshikawa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Takara Belmont. "Like our long-time friends at Henry Schein, Takara Belmont is committed to socially responsible activities, and supporting great causes like Yemin Orde through this special partnership is greatly satisfying."
"We at Henry Schein understand that oral health and overall health are inextricably linked, so we are incredibly pleased to help enhance the ability of the Yemin Orde Youth Village to provide essential health services to the young people who call it home," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "We thank our partners, Takara Belmont, for their generosity in donating this much-needed equipment and for sharing our commitment to expanding access to care for people in need."
About Yemin Orde Youth Village
Yemin Orde Youth Village is located in the Carmel Forest region of northern Israel, just outside Haifa. It is home, school and safe haven to 440 at-risk immigrant youth from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, France, Eastern Europe, Brazil and Israel. The youth at Yemin Orde have experienced trauma: from abandonment and isolation to family dysfunction and extreme poverty. With the help of the Village's successful educational methodology, the Village Way, and its dedicated staff, educators and professionals, at-risk teens develop self-esteem, leadership skills, strong cultural identity and a positive outlook on life. Graduates receive a wide range of services including scholarships and emergency financial support.
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares 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. "Helping Health Happen Blog" is a platform for health care professionals to share their volunteer experiences delivering assistance to those in need globally. To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, please visit our blog: www.helpinghealthhappen.org.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) 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 S&P 500® and the Nasdaq 100® indexes, Henry Schein employs more than 19,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than one million 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 110,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 150,000 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 33 countries. The company's sales reached a record $10.6 billion in 2015, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.
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