Henry Schein, Inc. announced Monday that it had donated 4,000 welcome kits for people staying at American Cancer Society Hope Lodge facilities, which provide free temporary housing services across the U.S. for people receiving cancer treatment far from home and their families.
This is the 10th year Henry Schein has supported Hope Lodge through the program.
Each kit contains personal hygiene products and related items, including toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, skin cream, mouthwash, a multi-wire charging cable, and a personal journal. The company’s donation, conducted with the support of 16 of Henry Schein’ssupplier partners, is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.
“For 10 years, Team Schein has been pleased to join American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge facilities across the country in providing a few comforts of home to patients fighting cancer,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Our Welcome Kit program has been an important component of Henry Schein’s commitment to the fight against cancer, and we are pleased to join our supplier partners in ‘helping health happen’ for thousands of Hope Lodge guests.”
Since the program’s inception, Henry Schein has donated more than 21,000 Welcome Kits to Hope Lodge facilities. The American Cancer Society will distribute the kits at 32 of its facilities throughout the year.
“These welcome kits go a long way to helping our guests feel more at home while living in an unfamiliar place during an unsettling time,” said Erik Langhoff, Regional Director, Hope Lodge Operations, American Cancer Society. “Our Hope Lodge guests appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness that goes into each kit, and I thank Henry Schein and its supplier partners on behalf of the entire American Cancer Society Hope Lodge team.”
Henry Schein’s supplier partners that have donated products and support to the Hope Lodge Welcome Kit program in 2018 include: 3M, Air Techniques, Coltene Whaledent, Crosstex, DenTek Oral Care, Erskine, Healthlink, Hello, Office Depot, Oral-B/Crest, Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, S&W Manufacturing, Septodont, Sunstar, The Natural Dentist, and Welch Allyn.