Humanitarian Mission Trip to Havana, Cuba

Teenage participants from the mission sit outside the synagogue where the donated goods from Schein were distributed.

This past February, a group of Jewish teenagers and their parents went on a humanitarian mission to Havana, Cuba.  This area, for a significant period of history, has faced a number of political and social issues under Castro’s rule.  Due to the embargo imposed on Cuba, people have limited access to resources, especially medical supplies.

The Jewish community in Cuba is served by a communal pharmacy that distributes medication needed to the people in Havana as well as the smaller communities throughout the island. While there was no direct patient contact, the individuals receiving the medical supplies donated by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation were very grateful for this type of contribution.