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Direct Relief Women Raise Funds for 5,400 Safe Births

2015 Direct Relief Women Mother's Day Event. Photo: Isaac Hernández for Direct Relief/©2015 IsaacHernandez.com

An estimated 5,400 babies have a better chance at life thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a volunteer group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $135,000 at their fifth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Eric and Teri Gabrielsen in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara resident […]

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1,000 Dignity Kits Readied for Women Awaiting Obstetric Fistula Repair

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One thousand Dignity Kits are ready to send to women around the world suffering from obstetric fistula thanks to the help of about three dozen Direct Relief Women volunteers who packed the kits Friday at Direct Relief headquarters in honor of International Women’s Day – March 8. Volunteer Molly Green came with her daughter and said it was very special […]

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Inspiring: Volunteer Edythe Turns 107!

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Direct Relief’s longest-serving volunteer, Edythe Kirchmaier, is celebrating her 107th birthday today – and still continuing her amazing legacy of service to others that began when she was a little girl knitting “cootie belts” for soldiers… during WWI. Every Tuesday, including this week, Edythe comes to Direct Relief to hand-write thank you notes to supporters, brightening the day of everyone […]

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Chief for a Day: Celebrating Edythe’s 107th Birthday

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A volunteer with Direct Relief for 40 years, Edythe Kirchmaier celebrated her upcoming 107th birthday at headquarters today surrounded by her family, friends, fellow volunteers, and members of the community. Edythe turns 107 on January 22, but wanted to celebrate on a Tuesday – the day she regularly comes to the office to help write thank you letters to supporters […]

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Zelda, The Legend, The Philanthropist

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Proving that charitable fundraisers aren’t limited to bake sales and golf tournaments, the team at Zeldathon — a semiannual gathering of socially-minded  Zelda enthusiasts — has raised more than $300,000 for charities worldwide by livestreaming their gameplay of the The Legend of Zelda series. The team is now gearing up for Zeldathon Relief, the 13th Zeldathon, which kicks off December 27 in support of Direct Relief. Fans of the marathon can look […]

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Volunteers Pack 3,000 Care Kits for Neighbors in Need

Volunteers assemble Personal Care Packs. Photo by Jay Farbman.

Hundreds of volunteers of all ages from the Santa Barbara area came to Direct Relief on Tuesday and Wednesday to assemble 3,000 Personal Care Packs for people in need in Santa Barbara County. “It is such a rewarding thing to be able to help other people,” said longtime volunteer Sandra Williams. Direct Relief’s Personal Care Packs contain basic hygiene items […]

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