Henry Schein celebrated 25 years of the company’s Holiday Cheer for Children Program, helping underserved children globally.

Henry Schein 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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.