The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 7/21/17



The Butter Paddle is a fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst.




A new arrival at The Butter Paddle are San Francisco Chocolate Factory Tins filled with luscious chocolate drops. Pictured on the tin is La Canada Building at North Santa Cruz Avenue and West Main Street, located in the Los Gatos Historic Commercial District. Choose smooth and rich dark chocolates, or sweet and creamy milk chocolates as a tasty hostess gift, or a delicious treat for yourself. 



This contemporary handmade hammered stainless steel pitcher by Leeber Elegance features an ice guard and a 60 oz. capacity. It is perfect for refreshing water, or go a little wild and make a pitcher of sangria or margaritas! Whatever you pour from it, your guests are sure to be impressed.


Cute as a bug!

Head Lights Rechargeable Bug Flashlight in 3 Designs: Bumble Bee, Ladybug, and Caterpillar. Recharge by squeezing the side bar “wing”.


Back by popular demand...

Designs by OC necklaces are back at The Butter Paddle! Available in silver, bronze, and multi-finish, you can twist them into a your own personal design. Also come in to see other new Designs by Oc necklaces and earrings.


Our Best Selling Children’s Books

The Cheerios Play Book: On every page, there are pictures that need to be completed by adding Cheerios to just the right places. (No milk, please!) 

Finger Puppet Books: The books feature a permanently attached plush finger puppet and peek-a-boo holes in every page, giving parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read together.

We are Volunteers!


Are you interested in a being an active member of a dynamic group of women who give back to their community every day? 

If yes, please consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary.  Our auxiliary operates The Butter Paddle gift shop and all of our profits are donated to Uplift Family Services.  Uplift assists local children and families in crisis struggling with abuse, neglect, emotional problems and mental illness.

Nominations for potential EMQ Auxiliary members are accepted in September and March. New members serve a 6-month provisional/training period before attaining full membership.  All volunteers in The Butter Paddle gift shop work two 4-hour shifts per month and help with other “behind the scenes” store activities such as stock, display and store operations. They also attend a monthly “general” meeting (excluding July and August) and participate in our Children’s Services Committee working on two parties for the children of Uplift Family Services. 

If you want to be part of a “hands-on” philanthropic effort, consider joining the EMQ Auxiliary. More information is available at the store, on our website ( or by contacting EMQ Auxiliary Vice-President/Membership, Mary Ann Rokovich, at


from The Butter Paddle Pantry




1 1/2 - 2 lbs. Chicken wings

1/2 cup Butter

2/3 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip

1 tsp. Curry powder

Salt & pepper to taste


Combine butter, Raspberry Honey Mustard Dip, curry powder, salt and pepper in small bowl. Place wings in shallow baking pan. Pour butter mixture over chicken wings. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until done, basting every 15 minutes.

 Thought you should know...

Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 140 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.


 Uplift Family Services serves more than 20,000 children and their family members annually.


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The Butter Paddle Hot Flash - e-Blast 173 - July 21, 2017