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Uplift Family Services Blog

Nick’s Next Door Uplifts Our Families

Laughter, smiles and good spirits were on the menu as seven Uplift Family Services families were treated to an evening of food, family, and fun at Nick's Next Door. Owner and chef Nick Difu served up a five course meal for kids and parents. The meal started with wild mushroom risotto
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Butter Paddle Hosts Thanksgiving Party for Kids in Crisis

With their usual flair and generosity, Butter Paddle volunteers hosted their annual Thanksgiving party for children in foster care and the residential programs. More than 15 children in our Santa Clara County programs attended the party, along with Uplift Family Services staff and But
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Recognition Event Honors Volunteers for Outstanding Work for Kids and Families

More than 150 volunteers from the Happy Dragon and Unicorn Thrift Shops, The Butter Paddle gift shop, and Tennis Marathon were recognized for their hard work at Uplift Family Services’ annual volunteer recognition event. Attendees enjoyed a buffet dinner, live music, and listened to a
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Community Organizations Give Students a Boost

Thanks to the generosity of community leaders like Elaine Herzig, the Campbell Rotary Club, the Almaden Super Lions and Family Giving Tree, more than 750 underserved children across Santa Clara County will receive backpacks filled with school supplies to ensure they start the year on
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Longtime Volunteer Leaves Estate to Uplift Family Services

Los Gatos resident Vera June Gentner donated her $1.7 million estate to Uplift Family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst) this month. Gentner was a volunteer for the Happy Dragon and the Village House for over 40 years. Gentner died on Feb. 25, 2015 at 92 years old. According to her
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