Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to dental, animal health and medical office-based practitioners, today announced the opening of the Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The Henry Schein Ebola Relief Fund has been established through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, to provide a way for Team Schein Members and others who are interested in supporting relief efforts to contribute. Henry Schein will match all donations contributed to this fund by Team Schein Members, and the proceeds will be applied directly and completely to Ebola relief efforts through the CDC Foundation, which helps the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do more work faster to fight threats to health and safety, as well as other relief organizations.
The money raised will augment donations of personal protective equipment that Henry Schein is making through Henry Schein Cares, the company's global corporate responsibility program, to the CDC to help health care workers in West Africa as they combat the Ebola outbreak, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.
In the past, Henry Schein Cares has responded to other disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Colorado Wildfires in the United States in 2012; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, earthquake in New Zealand, and flood in Australia in 2011; the earthquakes in Haiti, China and Chile in 2010; the flood in Pakistan in 2010; the cyclone in Myanmar and earthquake in China in 2008; Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005; the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan; the 2004 Asian tsunami; the conflict in the Middle East; and the September 11 attack.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Ebola Relief Fund can make a donation by credit card through the Henry Schein Cares Foundation website, http://www.hscaresfoundation.org/ (click the "donate button" to be directed to an online credit card processing page, and select "Ebola Relief Fund" for the gift designation.) Those who wish to contribute by check should make the check payable to "Henry Schein Cares Foundation" with "Ebola Relief Fund" noted in the memo of the check, and send it to Ashley Lenz at Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. Donations to the Henry Schein Cares Foundation are tax deductible in the United States.
About Henry Schein Cares and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation
Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program, 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.
Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by helping to increase access to care for communities around the world.
The Henry Schein Cares Foundation carries out its mission through financial and health care product donations that support health care professionals and community-based programs focused on prevention, wellness, and treatment; disaster preparedness and relief; and capacity building of health institutions that provide training and care. To learn more about the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, please visit: www.hscaresfoundation.org. The "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: http://helpinghealthhappen.org/.
About Henry Schein, Inc.
Henry Schein, Inc. 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 NASDAQ 100® Index, Henry Schein employs more than 17,000 Team Schein Members and serves more than 800,000 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 96,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 110,000 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 27 countries. The Company's sales reached a record $9.6 billion in 2013, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 16 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit the Henry Schein website at www.henryschein.com.