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 that the work is truly in your backyard as well as all around the world,” said Amy Meyer, Vice President of Human Resources Consulting and Services at Citrix.
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 Barbara County Education Health Linkages and Migrant Program; and the Santa Maria Valley Youth & Family Center.
Families who receive dental care and education from these local Direct Relief partners are given dental kits with everything they need to practice good hygiene while at home, as many local families cannot afford to buy these essential supplies.
In providing local families access to treatment, education, and the supplies our partners are working to combat one of the most common chronic childhood diseases: tooth decay.
Dental care for children is one of the greatest health needs in Santa Barbara County. For over ten years, Direct Relief has been working with local partners to help children from low-income families who could not otherwise afford these healthcare services.
Direct Relief is grateful to the volunteers from the local Citrix for donating their time to help make this local program possible.