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Uplift Family Services Blog

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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EMQ FamiliesFirst Is Now Uplift Family Services

EMQ FamiliesFirst Is Now Uplift Family Services Uplift Family Services is the new name for EMQ FamiliesFirst, one of the largest, most comprehensive mental health and behavioral health treatment programs in California. The change to the new name and logo better reflects the nonprofit
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Hat’s Off to Carolyn’s Kids!

Elaine Herzig and her foundation, Carolyn’s Kids, continue to help EMQ FamiliesFirst kids returning to school this fall. Elaine, along with her husband Robert, brother Ken, as well as friends and family, hosted an exciting Kentucky Derby fundraiser on May 7, which raised several thous
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Popular Chef Helps Kids Field Their Dreams

On April 24, Nick Difu and his chef de cuisine Ryan Soden, co-hosted a fundraising dinner for EMQ FamiliesFirst at Nick’s Next Door. The purpose was to help kids of all ages discover and pursue their passions and interests, whether it be sports, art, music, science or computers. Nick
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