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For immediate release: Aug. 8, 2019
Contact: Mara Morrison
(858) 735-7275

Hundreds of Youth to Receive Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

What: Two hundred and fifty children from San Diego Youth Services will receive a donation of backpacks and essential school supplies from Henry Schein Orthodontics in Carlsbad. The children, headed to kindergarten through 8th grade in schools across the county, are participating in San Diego Youth Services’ Adoptions and Prevention and Early Intervention programs. Part of Henry Schein Inc.’s annual “Back to School” program, the event also includes food, games, crafts and a petting zoo.

“The youth and their families are excited to receive backpacks and school supplies, and they’re so grateful to the team at Henry Schein for their generosity,” said Walter Philips, San Diego Youth Services CEO. “The Back to School event is a great way to help them start the new school year just like the other children in the classrooms.”

Why: Since the program’s inception in 1998, Team Schein Members around the world have helped more than 50,000 children head back to school ready for success. In addition to classroom essentials, Henry Schein donates books and hygiene products, and at many program events, first-day-of-school outfits purchased by Team Schein Members. The “Back to School” program is a flagship initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program.

When: Aug. 10, 2019, 11am – 2pm

Where: Henry Schein Orthodontics, 1822 Aston Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008

How to help: Everyone can help by donating today at Additional backpacks and school supplies can also be donated to San Diego Youth Services at 3255 Wing Street, San Diego, 92110.

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About San Diego Youth Services: San Diego Youth Services has improved the lives of more than 720,000 homeless, runaway and other vulnerable youth. Founded in 1970, San Diego Youth Services now provides services to more than 23,000 youth every year.

About Henry Schein Orthodontics: Henry Schein provides state-of-the-art orthodontic products and innovative clinical solutions that enable our customers to offer exceptional patient care, while expanding the scope and profitability of their practices.