Thanks to our generous community of supporters, over 3,000 gifts and gift cards were provided to clients in need throughout California over the holiday season. This is the most support the EMQ FamiliesFirst Fund Development Department has ever provided to needy clients in the history of the holiday giving program. The gifts donated this year represent a 7% increase over last year.
In Santa Clara County, over 1,500 individuals (17% increase over last year) which includes roughly 275 families were supported with gifts, giftcards, essential clothing, and household items. 16 different corporate, organization, and individual donors “adopted” these children and families by taking the wish lists provided by our staff and buying and wrapping all of the donations.
Thank you to everyone who supported the children and families we serve. This holiday season was one for the record books thanks to the outpouring of support shown by our volunteers and donors. Thank you for making the holidays bright for those in need.
2015 Holiday Giving Program Donors:
Abbott Medical Optics
Campbell Patch Moms Squad
Family Giving Tree
Focus Women’s Group
Frank, Rimerman, and Associates
Happy Dragon Thrift Shop
Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Elaine Herzig family and friends
Jean Krcik and family
Los Gatos Commons Association
Los Gatos History Club
Mezzetti Law Firm
San Jose Earthquakes
Santa Clara County Quilters Association
Santa Clara University Athletic Department
Turning Wheels for Kids
Unicorn Thrift Shop