Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley

Main Services Area

Educational Programs
Educational Programs provide students with the skills they need to live successful lives. Our robust programs include early childhood development, classroom consultations in partnership with school districts, adult continuing education programs and parent workshops.
Support Services

Support Services offer various programs to address social determinants of health, including housing and employment coaching and placement, among other critically needed services.

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 the right foot.

This is the tenth year that the Rotary Club of Campbell has assisted Uplift family Services (formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst) with stuffing backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students. Stella Ralph, Campbell Rotary Club’s coordinator for this year’s backpack event, said the club coordinates with Uplift Family Services to supply the manpower. “It’s a great way to give back to the community and to the organization,” Ralph said, noting that Rotary meetings are held at Uplift Family Services in Campbell every Tuesday.

Elaine Herzig, who founded Carolyn’s Kids, a nonprofit focused on helping support foster kids and families, has also donated 200 backpacks each of the last two years. In order to raise funds to buy the backpacks and supplies, Elaine and her husband Robert hosted a Kentucky Derby party in May. Friends and family then bought and stuffed the backpacks in July.

Uplift Family Services will also receive backpack donations from the Almaden Super Lions, and Family Giving Tree.

Uplift Family Services, a Campbell-based nonprofit with multiple state locations, works to help the county’s families and children while providing mental health treatment. The organization helps to identify low-income families needing assistance, according to Darren DeMonsi, associate director of development. The backpacks will go to children identified by the organization’s clinicians.

Last year more than 700 backpacks were filled with supplies for all grade levels. This year’s packs include construction paper, notebooks and crayons for elementary students. For middle and high school students packs will contain binders, college-ruled spiral notebooks and math kits.

Uplift Family Services accepts donations of school supplies year-round.

Related Posts

Proven Alternative TMS Treatment Helps South Pasadena Client Lead More Fulfilling Life

New alternative treatment option available at Pacific Clinics helps client experience positive results. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has been used successfully for more than 20 years to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar depression and anxiety associated with depression. A noninvasive technique approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), TMS applies a series of short magnetic pulses (like an MRI) to targeted areas of the brain.

Read More