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Monthly Donations Matter: Simple Action, Major Impact

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Every dollar Direct Relief receives helps save the lives of people in need in the U.S. and around the world. All donations are crucial in enabling people to access the critical health care they need, but monthly donations help us to plan in a way no other gift does. Why Monthly Donations Make A Big Difference Savvy supporters know that […]

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Citrix Volunteers Ready 1,000 Dental Kits for Families in Need

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One thousand family dental kits are ready to send to local families in need thanks to the human resources team from the Santa Barbara Citrix office who packed the kits yesterday as part of their Global Day of Impact. “We had no idea the scope of Direct Relief’s work and how much it had developed its domestic efforts. It’s great to see […]

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Local Club Knits 1,000 Hats for Newborns Worldwide

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Coinciding with its one year anniversary, the Goleta Knitting and Crocheting Group donated its 1,000th hat for newborns to Direct Relief on Wednesday. The group – which has grown from 10 members to nearly 40 over the last year – meets weekly at the Goleta Public Library located near Direct Relief’s headquarters to knit items for charity. “We never thought in terms […]

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Honor A Mom by Giving A Safe Birth This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day begins with a safe birth. But the first day of life is the most dangerous for mothers and their newborns. Each year, over 287,000 women die from complications – one every two minutes – during pregnancy or childbirth and more than 1 million babies die in the first day of life. Many of these lives could be saved with the help of […]

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Virtual Goods to Actual Good: Gamers & Direct Relief

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  As likely the only one at last week’s Games for Change festival in New York City who played “Pong” when it first came out (at a now long-closed arcade in Palo Alto, where I grew up), I was an unlikely speaker at the event.  But what a treat it was to glimpse the state of the art digital gaming […]

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Intern Spotlight: The Women’s Health Advocate

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Alena Nelson is a senior majoring in sociology and global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined Direct Relief at the start of this year as a Research and Analysis intern through the Sarah Miller McCune Endowed Public Service and Internship Program, a year-long project which pairs students with local nonprofits. Below she reflects on her experience so far: I […]

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