Headquarters Needs More Protective Masks

Thank you to those who helped make 50 masks for our direct care programs! As things have continued with COVID 19 our needs for masks have increased. We are asking for more masks so that all our children, foster parents, and direct care staff can all stay safe. Anne Shevlin has offered her front porch as a drop off for the face masks. We are not posting Anne’s address online, so please refer to our membership books. Her email:ashevy@comcast.net if you have questions.

Update on Meals for Safe Place. Meals still needed for Thursday lunches & Monday dinners

Thank you to those who have made and ordered lunches via GrubHub for Safe Place! Safe Place in Hillsboro is asking for meals for 15 people on Thursdays (May 7, 14, 21, 28) at noon for lunch and Mondays (May 11, 18, 25) at 5:30pm for dinner. There is one member who only eats chicken (no other meats), and there are no vegetarians or vegans.  If you are interested in making and/or purchasing and delivering meals, please let Megan know at 503-542-2345 or mbos@boysandgirlsaid.org.

Gift Cards for TLP & Compass.  It is an “ongoing” need. Please continue help if you can.

Thank you to those who have ordered Fred Meyer gift cards for our TLP and Compass clients! We’ve had over $500 in gift cards donated, which has been a huge help to our clients who have been laid off during this time. These young adults have an ongoing need for assistance with groceries, items for personal care, etc. We are asking Cypress members to help by purchasing Fred Meyer/Kroger gift cards online for clients. If you are interested in helping, please click on this link and follow these instructions:


  • Scroll down to “Get a Kroger Gift Card” to select the amount you wish to purchase. You do not need to say it is a gift. Click “Add to Cart.”
  • On the next page, scroll down and click “Proceed to Checkout.”
  • On the next page, scroll down to click “Checkout as Guest.” Enter in your email address, and then scroll down to fill in your billing information. Under the shipping information, please enter in this information so that the gift card is sent directly to the TLP office.

Hannah Emrick
8196 SW Hall Blvd. Suite 102
Beaverton, OR 97008.

Scroll down and click “Place Order” to submit.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Megan at 503-542-2345 or mbos@boysandgirlsaid.org. Your continued support is making a huge difference for our kids, especially during this time. We are grateful for each of you, and we look forward to seeing you all sometime soon!