The following have RSVP'd as YES to our October 18th luncheon. We think this number is on the light side, so we want to double check with all of you. If you are a YES and your name is not on this list, let us know by clicking this link --> CLICK HERE and RSVP'ing ASAP. [...]
We need items for Safe Place, our homeless and runaway shelter locAted in Hillsboro. It is the only shelter of its kind in the Washington County.
Please send in ASAP. Contact Megan if any questions. Deadline please: Aug 12th.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Boys and Girls Aid
REMINDER: June 6th. 2pm. Cypress Tour of Boys & Girls Aid NEW HQ Building. RSVP to Megan by June 5th.
A special tour date for Cypress Auxiliary. Mark your calendars for June 6th.
The end of our Cypress calendar year is quickly approaching! With just over one month left, now is the time to turn in any Gift-in-Kind forms or cash donations for them to be counted toward our Cypress year-end total.
2019 Crab & Rib Dinner Results, Reminder To Send in Your In-Kind Forms & See Current Financial Report
Check out the results of this year's Crab & Rib Dinner if you didn't know. Remember to send in your in-kind forms ASAP and see our current FY Financials.
For those who want to help: Boys and Girls is Lobbying for Increased Funding for Homeless & Runaway Youth Services
At last month’s luncheon, Monica Ford (the director of the Nest Program) mentioned that Boys & Girl Aid is currently engaging in lobbying for increased funding for homeless and runaway youth services across Oregon. There have been a few members asking Megan for more information, and so we are including it here.
Yes, it is true. Boys & Girls Aid is currently engaged in advocacy work with the Oregon Alliance of Children's Programs (OACP) for increased funding for services for runaway & homeless youth across the state. Boys and Girls Aid is requesting that funding be allocated to the Joint Ways & Means Health & Human Services Sub-Committee. It is estimated that there are 4.2 million youth and young adults in America who have experienced some form of homelessness during a 12-month period. In 2016-2017 Oregon was tied for the highest rate of child & youth homelessness; the other states were Nevada, California and District of Columbia.
We are asking if Cypress Auxiliary members wish to help with this, you can either call and/or email the members of the committee. Please do this as soon as you can. We don't have very long to make this personal plea to this committee:
A must see at WIlsonville theaters until Dec 6th. Ardess Christensen and Sandee Brown recently enjoyed together the movie, "Instant Family" at the Wilsonville theater. Their comment is that "OMG is it ever a Boys & Girls Aid story!" Find out more and see movie trailer.
Steph has only received a couple of replies, so we need to ask again. As we announced at our last luncheon, we are looking for Cypress Auxiliary volunteers to help staff the Boys & Girls booth at the upcoming "Gift of Hope" Fair and to help promote the introduction of "The Nest" program. This [...]