Henry Schein, Inc. in partnership with the Legion of Goodwill – Brazil (LGW Brazil), announced a donation of more than 400,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across Brazil.
The donation includes KN95 face masks and face shields, which were gathered at Henry Schein’s distribution center located in Denver, Pennsylvania, and transported by sea to the Port of Santos, São Paulo. From there, the product was sent by ground to LGW Brazil headquarters, where the items were distributed by ground and air across Brazil, reaching more than 165,000 at-risk individuals living in vulnerable situations. This video illustrates the collaborative effort of Henry Schein and LGW Brazil to distribute the donated products to dozens of cities in Brazil.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry Schein Cares has donated more than 10 million PPE items to help mitigate the spread of the virus,” said Jennifer Kim Field, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Henry Schein. “We’re thankful to the Legion of Goodwill, and our non-governmental organization (NGO) and supplier partners, for their support in this most recent effort in Brazil, and we will remain vigilant, prioritizing safety as society continues to navigate this pandemic.”
Organizations that assisted in facilitating this donation of product include: Anvisa, Associação Educacional Boa Vontade (AEBV), C.H. Robinson, Dental Speed, Henry Schein Brazil, and Latam Airlines.
“We are thankful to Henry Schein Cares for their generous donation of PPE products in response to the recent high COVID-19 infection rates in Brazil,” said Silvana Balbo, Vice President of Marketing, Henry Schein Brazil. “This donation, and the overall mission of Henry Schein Cares, align nicely with our commitment to assisting economically disadvantaged communities across Brazil.”
About Henry Schein Cares
Henry Schein Cares stands on five pillars: empowering team Schein to reach their potential, advancing health equity and expanding access to care for underserved communities, accelerating environmental sustainability, strengthening, and diversifying our supply chain, and maintaining strong ethical governance. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on four main areas: (1) wellness, treatment, prevention, and education; (2) capacity building; (3) emergency preparedness and disaster response; and (4) health system strengthening.
Rooted in a deep commitment to social responsibility and the philosophy of enlightened self-interest championed by Benjamin Franklin, the purpose-driven vision of Henry Schein Cares is “doing well by doing good.” Our commitment to sustained, long-term economic success while also creating shared value for society is achieved through the work of Henry Schein Cares and our stakeholder model that engages all five constituents of our Mosaic of Success.
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