The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 06/22/2018


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.



Whether you’ll be celebrating the long 4th of July weekend at the beach, a family picnic, or traveling, put on your Red, White and Blue and start the summer out right with picnic & party supplies, jewelry & home decor from The Butter Paddle. Napkins, jewelry, candles, chip & dip bowls...We've got what you need for the Happiest 4th of July Celebrations!  



Fun Summer Jewelry

Designed in the U.S. and brought to life by an Artisan Collective, each Sylca piece is handcrafted using natural elements such as wood, compressed paper and shell, providing texture, and natural resin pieces that add intense color. "There's unique jewelry, and then there's Sylca - empowering beautiful, confident women with unique and individual style." 


A Tiara for your Little Princess

Find everything Pretty and Pink in this Princess Adelaide collection from Maison Chic.... "Slipper" socks, a luxurious Bath Cape, Tooth "Fairies" and, OH YES, "TIARAS"! at the Butter Paddle.  


The Honey Ladies have more than 600 bee hives all over the Bay Area. This raw, unfiltered honey is 100% Grade "A" pure and bottled FRESH! The Honey Ladies promise their honey is the best you’ve ever tasted! 


Capture Nature's Beauty... 

in Lifetime Candles by White River Designs. Made in Arkansas, these specially designed, nature inspired candles are made with smokeless, odorless liquid paraffin, and you will never need to trim or replace the fiberglass wicks! These amazing oil candles will beautify your home for years to come.



from The Butter Paddle Pantry



Honey Lime Shrimp Skewers 


1/4 C honey - (Pick up a jar of The Honey Ladies local honey at The Butter

2 Tbsp. Robert Rothschild Farm Chili Lime Sauce

2 tsp lime zest

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

salt and pepper                                                                                                

Cooking and Preparation Instructions: 

In a food storage bag, combine all marinade ingredients. 

Add shrimp and ensure that they are covered with marinade. 

Remove excess air from bag and seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes. 

Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers. (If using wooden skewers, soak them in water while shrimp are marinating so they will not burn.) 

Wipe down grill grates with oil. 

Grill shrimp for 2 minutes on the first side, or until they begin to turn pink. 

Flip skewers over and grill an additional minute until shrimp are opaque.


We Invite You To Join Us

 Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer job where you can be part of a great organization, make a difference in a child’s life, and be around gorgeous merchandise? The Butter Paddle is accepting applications for volunteers to work in our store. Our next group of volunteers will start in September, so if you would like to learn more about us or submit an application, please check out our website ( or contact EMQ Auxiliary Vice-President/Membership, Bobbi Stek, at

Thank You So Much!


The EMQ Auxiliary extends a HUGE THANK YOU to NICK DIFU and his staff at NICK'S NEXT DOOR in Los Gatos! On Sunday, June 10th, Nick hosted and donated a delicious dinner for 80 patrons. The event raised almost $45,000 that will allow children in Uplift Family Services pursue their interests and follow their dreams this summer and beyond! We deeply appreciate his generosity, culinary skills and passion for helping children in need.


And Many Thanks To...

The EMQ Auxiliary and The Butter Paddle have received a generous grant from the Cupertino Rotary to update our store lighting with LED fixtures. This gift not only shines a better light on our products, it also brightens our "bottom line", reducing our operating costs and enabling a larger donation to Uplift Family Services and the at-risk children we serve in our local community. Thank you Cupertino Rotary!


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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.

The Butter Paddle - Hot Flash - e-Blast 197

June 22, 2018


Happy 4th of July