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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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Your Vote Needed: Help People in the U.S. Access Health Care

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Direct Relief is eligible for a $100,000 grant through Hospira’s (Mission: Care)2  program but we need your vote! These funds will support our 1,200 safety net health center and clinic partners in all 50 U.S. states who help people access the medical care they need. >>You can vote here for Direct Relief and watch our video about the safety net […]

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#GivingTuesday: Giving is Good Medicine

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Marking the start of the year’s giving season, Giving Tuesday offers families, businesses, schools and clubs an opportunity to come together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give to a cause they care about. This Tuesday — as every other — Direct Relief was honored by its centenarian volunteer, Edythe, who drove through the rain to the office  to write thank you letters […]

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Games Against Ebola: Developers for Direct Relief

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There are countless ways to make a difference, as nine game development teams from around the world demonstrated this past week. Over a 96-hour marathon that concluded on Nov. 30,  they volunteered to make games as a means to raise money for the fight to stop Ebola. These generous developers included Grapefrukt, Ludocity, Glitchnap, SLMN, Coffee Stain, and developers from Mojang such as TheMogMiner and Kris Jelbring. People […]

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Help Save Lives: How To Create A Fundraising Webpage

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Want to rally your friends and family to support Direct Relief? Creating a fundraising webpage is an easy way to bring people together for a cause. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you get started. 1. Begin by clicking on Create A Fund Get there via www.directrelief.org > Participate > Fundraise on Our Behalf > Create your own fundraising […]

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