Henry Schein Ireland Joins ‘Back to School’ Programme

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Henry Schein Ireland works with Barnardo's to support 24th annual ‘Back to School’ Programme

Henry Schein is helping children around the world return to the classroom through its 24th annual “Back to School” programme. This year, Team Schein Members at 22 locations in the U.S., Canada, Spain, and Ireland, are donating backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 4,500 children.

A spokesperson said: “Since the programme’s inception in 1998, the Company has helped more than 60,000 children start a new school year with confidence. At each Henry Schein location, teams work with local social service agencies to pre-identify participating children and their families.

“The ‘Back to School’ programme is a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the Company’s global corporate social responsibility programme.”

Gerry Benjamin, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Henry Schein, explained: “Our ‘Back to School’ programme has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic to safely meet the needs of our neighbours, and the spirit of our Team Schein Members is stronger than ever.

“We are so pleased to help children in need return to the classroom with confidence; ready to meet the challenges of a new school year.”

To see Team Schein in action and past examples of the programme’s benefit to children and their families, watch this video celebrating 24 years of the “Back to School” programme, click HERE.

Back to School in Ireland

Henry Schein Ireland cooperated with Barnardo’s, a noted charity whose mission it is to deliver services and work with families, communities, and their partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences*.

"Through our corporate social responsibility programme Henry Schein Cares, we support those in need and firmly believe that everyone should have the same opportunities to develop and to have access to care. Thanks to ‘Back to School’, we have the possibility to support these incredible children to start the new school year to continue their education,” said Paddy Bolger, Managing Director of Henry Schein in Ireland. “Team Schein members looks forward to supporting this programme every year with huge enthusiasm."

* Source www.barnardos.ie