Posts Tagged Santa Barbara

Cruise Celebrates Santa Barbara Vintners’ Record-Setting Auction

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Last week, Direct Relief hosted an evening cruise on the Channel Cat in celebration of a record-breaking amount raised during the 2012 American Riviera Wine Auction hosted by the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Foundation (SBVF) back in February. The seventh biennial American Riviera Wine Auction held Feb. 11 at the Coral Casino raised $550,000 for Direct Relief – almost 50 percent more than […]

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Local volunteers assemble care packs for those in need

Personal Care Packs

Direct Relief’s warehouse was full of volunteers of all ages on Wednesday and Thursday working together to assemble 3,000  Personal Care Packs for their neighbors in need. They spent the day placing the donated items into a bag to be boxed up and shipped out to 32 social service agencies throughout Santa Barbara County for the low-income and at-risk individuals […]

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Girls Inc Receives Sunscreen Donation

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This 4th of July millions of Americans won’t think twice about buying sunscreen to slather on in order to protect their skin while they enjoy the great outdoors. But for some, sunscreen is a luxury they can’t afford despite the knowledge that it prevents medical issues like skin cancer. Johnson & Johnson has supported Direct Relief’s efforts to get necessary […]

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Healthy Smiles Dental Program

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Have you ever thought twice about buying a toothbrush? It’s an everyday item that many of us consider essential and easy to buy. But for some children, the cost of a toothbrush and paste is too much and they go without. That leads to a lot of health issues beyond just tooth decay. Since 1994, Direct Relief’s “Healthy Smiles” program […]

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Bringing Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

DRI Brings Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

In honor of the National Children’s Dental Health Month, Direct Relief International sponsored its 14th annual round of free dental clinics in Santa Barbara County, California. Four clinics were held in high-need communities between February and April, helping connect 18 county dentists with 105 children who lack the resources to receive needed dental services. Created in 1993 to address the […]

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Mudslide Response – La Conchita, California, USA

The tragic mudslide in La Conchita on Monday, January 10, has claimed 10 lives. Direct Relief immediately contacted the Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services and offered emergency assistance from its current inventory of emergency medical supplies and personal care items. Direct Relief has a standing agreement with the […]

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