News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Student Groups Generously Support Haiti Relief


Haiti Earthquake 2010

Students and school groups from across the United States have given generously to support Direct Relief’s work to help people in Haiti recover from January’s devastating earthquake. To date, they have raised more than $80,000 through creative events, including bake sales, lectures, hat days and denim days (which are not allowed usually at some private schools), and more. We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and caring spirit.

Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ
Burlingame High School, Burlingame, CA
Carpinteria High School, Carpinteria, CA
Fieldbrook School, Fieldbrook, CA
Kellogg School, Goleta, CA
Montessori Center School at Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA
Irvine High School, Irvine, CA
Dunn School, Los Olivos, CA
Midland School Corp., Los Olivos, CA
Paso Robles High School, Paso Robles, CA
Adams School, Santa Barbara, CA
Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Santa Barbara, CA
Franklin Elementary, Santa Barbara, CA
Harding School, Santa Barbara, CA
Hollister School, Santa Barbara, CA
La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, CA
Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA
Marymount School, Santa Barbara, CA
McKinley School, Santa Barbara, CA
Montecito Union School, Santa Barbara, CA
Mountain View School, Santa Barbara, CA
Roosevelt Elementary School, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Community Academy, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, CA
Parker School, Quincy, MA
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD
Bertha-Hewitt High School, Bertha, MN
Shattuck – St. Mary’s School, Fairbault, MN
Picayune Memorial High School, Picayune, MS
Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest, Demarest, NJ
Churchill Junior High, East Brunswick, NJ
East Brunswick Board of Education, East Brunswick, NJ
Hammarskjold Middle School, East Brunswick, NJ
Irwin School PTA, East Brunswick, NJ
Warnsdorfer School, East Brunswick, NJ
Wardlaw Hartridge School, Edison, NJ
Henderson International School, Henderson, NV
Broadalbin-Perth Middle School, Amsterdam, NY
International High School, Jackson Heights, NY
Northland Christian School, Houston, TX
Milwaukee Jewish Day School, Milwaukee, WI
Carl Traeger Elementary School, Oshkosh, WI
Patch American High School, Vaihignen, Germany

Giving is Good Medicine

You don't have to donate. That's why it's so extraordinary if you do.