My name is Darren Munk; I'm a web developer living in Hillsboro, OR (shout out to my employer, Common Grant Application for allowing me to spend the time building this site).
I was inspired to build this site because I saw the immediate impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on small businesses in my local community. I was looking for ways to help and noticed some folks posting on social media about ways to support small business, including buying gift cards so that businesses get some money now to help them weather this difficult time.
However, it occurred to me that a lot of small businesses might not have the capability to offer gift cards online, nor the technical know-how to set it up. I also figured that people who want to help could use a directory of businesses that offer gift cards for online purchase, as well as restaurants that are offering delivery and/or to-go orders.
I have no illusions that I'm saving the world here, but if this site can help even one business get through this, I'll be happy. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any suggestions about other things I can be doing here to help folks out. I feel that time is of the essence in helping local small businesses, so I got the most bare-bones site up I could in the least amount of time, but I plan to add features and improve the site as I go, so I'm definitely open to any suggestions/requests.
Please take care of yourselves, and each other. We will get through this.