Posts Tagged Santa Barbara County

Dental Clinic Helps Central Coast Children Smile Brighter

Children who attended the dental clinic each took home dental kits to maintain their healthy smiles.

Thirty-seven children in Santa Barbara County received dental care free-of-charge on Saturday as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with other local organizations. The clinic is held annually during February, National Children’s Dental Health Month. Hosted at the office of Dr. Samuel Burg in Santa Maria, Calif., the goal of Healthy Smiles is to […]

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Counting the Most Vulnerable People in Santa Barbara County

Young volunteers helped assemble the tools of engagement for the survey. From left to right: Kennah Shaffer, Kalum Shaffer, Cayden Tuttle, Kairos Shaffer

More than 600 volunteers woke up early in the morning to walk the streets of Santa Barbara County in California and survey people experiencing homelessness as part of the biennial Point-in-Time survey, held over two days at the end of January. Each small group of volunteers took with them lotion, sunscreen, and Neosporin donated by Direct Relief as well as […]

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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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Broadening Access to Dental Care for California Kids in Need

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Eleven-year-old Yennyfer walked out of Santa Barbara’s Eastside Dental Clinic on Friday morning with a bright, healthy smile following her second-ever dentist appointment. Yennyfer is one of nearly 60 kids who received free dental care this month as part of the Healthy Smiles program, coordinated by Direct Relief in collaboration with the Sunrise Rotary Club and a number of other […]

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Local Students Pack Dental Supplies for Kids in Need

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A class of students from Cate School in Carpinteria, Calif. organized 3,000 dental kits last week at our warehouse as part of their annual Public Service Day. The kits – which contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss – will be distributed to local organizations providing dental care to Santa Barbara County kids in need, including: Eastside Family Dental Clinic; Isla Vista Youth Projects; Santa […]

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Local Volunteers Help Their Neighbors in Need

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Thousands of people in need in Santa Barbara County will soon receive help meeting their basic needs thanks to the hard work of more than 100 volunteers who assembled 3,000 Personal Care Packs at Direct Relief’s warehouse over the last two days. The Personal Care Packs contain hygiene items like lotion, soap, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other […]

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