In 2001, Henry Schein, Inc. established Henry Schein Cares – a formal global social responsibility program that is dedicated to “Doing Well by Doing Good” and increasing the delivery of health care to underserved communities / not-for-profit organizations. Recognizing that the entire Henry Schein community, including customers, supplier partners and investors, could play a key role in this important mission, the Company founded the Henry Schein Cares Foundation in 2008.
Ortho Technology, a Henry Schein company based in Tampa Florida, and Pasco County’s 2016 New Business Award Winner, has been following suit with the Henry Schein Cares Foundation for many years by donating and volunteering for organizations in the local community. Recently, Ortho Technology joined forces with Marjorie’s Hope, a non-profit organization that has been helping children in need with a back-to-school program.
The program aims to help children who are homeless or living in homes without electricity / running water by providing them with all required basic school supplies in a backpack. Also, because social acceptance is so important during teenage years, extra emphasis has been placed on middle and high school students. All backpacks also receive basic oral and body hygiene items: Shampoo/rinse, facial/body soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, and the high school students receive disposable razors/shaving cream.
Ortho Technology recently donated over 1,000 toothbrushes and 500 packs of dental floss to be included in the back packs this year. Shawn Potter, Director of Commercial Operations at Ortho Technology, said, “We support Marjorie’s Hope and their vision, recognizing that when children struggle, the basic necessities can make a difference in helping to raise self-esteem, grades, and hope.”
If you wish to donate or learn more out more about Marjorie’s Hope, please visit www.marjorieshope.com
About Ortho Technology, Inc.
Based in the Tampa Bay Area, Florida, Ortho Technology, Inc. is part of the orthodontic portfolio of Henry Schein®, a Fortune 500® Company and a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company as named by the Ethisphere. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products to enhance orthodontic treatment.