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What We Do And Why We Do It!

Here to Serve, a 501 (c) (3) charity dedicated to collaboration and cooperation with the community, provides caregivers and their families non-medical support through a life-threatening health crisis with a loved one. Inspired by the medical trials in her own family, Founder Kathleen Quintas started Here to Serve to mobilize volunteers, businesses, corporations, and other nonprofit organizations to provide targeted care to families with children at home who have either a critically ill child or a parent going through a life-and-death medical crisis. Many caregivers don't realize the challenges they will likely face when they start this journey...emotional, financial, physical, psychological and sometimes spiritual.

The support offered at the start of the journey, lulls many families to believe they will get through the medical crisis with the help of friends. But these journeys can last a long time and even the most well-intentioned family members and friends get overwhelmed with the sheer magnitude and length of the journey and support often wanes. Here to Serve operates best at the beginning of the crisis mobilizing and organizing people and resources to remain engaged throughout journey; all this without overwhelming the caregiver or a friend(s) or family member(s). Watch the NBC TV segment about Here to Serve to learn more about ways we help.

Annual Fundraiser - October 21, 2017

Our Fourth Annual Casino Night, inspired by Co-Founder Silvio Quintas. Proceeds will go to help serve more families who find themselves on a journey they neither asked for nor imagined they would take.

Location:  Arcadia Community Center
365 N. Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Free Parking

Become a Casino Night Sponsor: Click here to choose one of the sponsorship packages available.

Interested in donating auction items: Call or email Katie Quintas at (626) 353-8558; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are unable to attend our fundraiser but would like to make a donation, click here.


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In Memory of

Silvio Quintas and Dr. Philip Carlson

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Gone too soon but in our hearts forever! In memory of these two incredible men whose lives and hard work made Here to Serve a reality, we dedicate our organization’s efforts going forward to make Here to Serve a self-sustaining, vital organization that supports families in medical crisis in practical ways. Both Sil and Phil were instrumental in Here to Serve coming into being. Silvio Quintas was a co-founder along with Katie Quintas and Dr. Philip Carlson was our first founding board member. Both were lost to complications of cancer, Silvio in 2014 and Phil in 2015, but not before making a tremendous impact on Here to Serve.