Henry Schein is helping less fortunate children return to school in style through its Back to School Program, which is in its ninth year.

This year, Henry Schein is providing 1,307 children with backpacks filled with school supplies and hygiene products. In addition, Team Schein members in Florida, Indiana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada, are purchasing outfits for the children, which include shoes, socks, pants or skirts, shirts, and undergarments for their first day of school.

“Henry Schein’s Back to School Program touches the lives of children in need at an important time in their lives,” says Sharon Markman, vice president of development for the Family Service League. “By helping to bridge the gap between less fortunate children and their classmates, this program allows them to concentrate their energy on achievement in the classroom, and develop a level of self-esteem that can help them avoid many potential problems as they grow older.  In addition, it is good to for them to see the encouragement of caring, involved people in their community.”

[www.henryschein.com, August 31, 2006]