Henry Schein program aids needy kids

More than 1,000 children had their holiday wishes come true through Henry Schein's Holiday Cheer for Children program, an annual initiative dedicated to brightening the holidays for children and families in need.

Holiday Cheer for Children, now in its 14th year, is a flagship program of Henry Schein Cares, the corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein. Team Schein members contribute their own time and money to sponsor individual children through the program. Clothing, toys, games, and other gifts are presented to participating children and their families at special holiday celebrations held at multiple Henry Schein locations. Food baskets also are given to families in need through the program.

The program has even more significance this year, given the continuing challenges that many are grappling with in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, noted Gerry Benjamin, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Henry Schein, in a press release.

Henry Schein's largest annual Holiday Cheer event takes place each year at the company's headquarters in Melville, NY; this year Team Schein members sponsored 583 area children at the December 6 event, which included a special dinner, chocolate fountain, cotton candy machine, Santa and Mrs. Claus, music, and other games and festivities.

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