The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 3/30/18



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.




At our March meeting and luncheon, Eiko Johnson (2017 Auxiliary President), Mary Ann Rokovich (2017 Auxiliary Vice President), Bobbi Stek (2017 Store Manager), and Susan Swensson (2017 Sustainer Chair) presented our annual donation to Darren DeMonsi, Associate Director of Development at Uplift Family Services.

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, the support of our generous sustainers, and the patronage of our loyal customers, this was our largest donation since moving to Los Gatos, and it coincided with our 50th year of giving. Job well done, and we're looking forward to a successful and profitable 2018.



Calling all turtle lovers!

Mariposa’s artfully crafted Sea Turtle Serving pieces celebrate the wonder of the ocean. Pictured are the 14-inch Server, 7.5-inch Dip Dish, Bamboo Napkin Box with Sea Turtle Weight, and Magnetic Charm shown with a Mariposa dish. All are handcrafted from 100% recycled aluminum and hand painted with food-safe enamel.


From a distant planet filled with fun, here comes Robbie the Robot, one of Maison Chic’s newest friends!  Included in the collection are adorable animals to play with, a paci-blankie that securely holds your little one's pacifier, a multifunction blankie, tooth fairy pillow, and travel pillow to provide a place to rest a tired head in the car seat or stroller. The Butter Paddle has other Maison Chic collections for baby, too!

  B.lush by Passion handbags are eco-friendly faux leather and designed with a beautiful color palette for spring. Practical features such as pockets and comfortable handles make these bags the kind you'll use every day. Every piece is designed with intense care and affection for the stylishly modern woman.



Pelican Bay Ltd.’s easy to make mixes are beautifully packaged to give as a gift, add to a gift basket or simply enjoy yourself. No more messy measuring and perfect results every time. All-natural ingredients make one delicious loaf of Carrot Cake Bread, or Meyer Lemon Quick Bread. So easy and so delicious.






from The Butter Paddle Pantry



5 cups Chicken breast, cooked, chopped

2 cups Celery, sliced

1 cup Pineapple chunks, drained

1 small can Mandarin oranges, drained

1 lb. or to taste White or purple seedless grapes

1 cup Pecans, toasted, chopped

3/4 cup Robert Rothschild Farm Blackberry Honey Mustard Dip

3/4 cup Mayonnaise

 In large bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, pineapple, oranges and pecans. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and Blackberry Honey Mustard Dip. Toss with chicken mixture. Chill. Serves 8.


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 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. 

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 191  

March 30, 2018