Our Integrity is Not for Sale

In February 2011, The Cupcake Girls incorporated as an official nonreligious nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide respect, resources and relationships to anyone working in the adult entertainment industry. Our systems, teams, and standards of excellence have evolved enormously over the past 4 years, but our heart has remained the same. Love and support with no conditions No hidden agenda of converting people No desire to pull people out of the sex industry No goals of shutting down strip clubs or porn agencies We are simply here to provide resources to individuals in the sex industry who are in need of support. And to do this, we need your support, too. We...


A Time for Growth

As I contemplate what I’d like to share about my experience working with the Cupcake Girls, all I keep thinking about is growth, personal growth as well as organizational growth. I started working with the Cupcake Girls in January of last year, and not long after I heard some of my peers talking about the Sweet Run 2014.  This event was a half marathon fundraiser to help the Cupcake Girls Portland raise $30,000 to support adult entertainers in the community. Honestly, I said yes because I didn’t have a good reason not to and I’m so glad that I did!   It was through training for this half-marathon that I started to truly get to know some of the women I was volunteering with. I was...


All You Need is Love...And the Occasional Cupcake

As we come upon the most commercialized holiday of the year, it can be a hard time for some of us. There are flowers, balloons, cards, and candy everywhere. Many television commercials highlight diamonds and romantic surprises. Everyone seems to be in love and happy. Reality, however, is often the total opposite of what we see on TV and around us. Not everyone is happy and in love. We’re not all in amazing relationships. Some of us are divorced, alone, struggling, and feeling the full weight of the holiday in unpleasant ways. Some of us feel hopeless, broken, and even worthless. Here is the good news: while life is not always perfect, we still have the ability to give and receive...


Portland Sweet Run 2015

This year we will be building a team of 30 people to raise $50,000 & awareness for The Cupcake Girls. If you choose to run and raise money, you can win some amazing prizes like gift certificates, ipod shuffle, spa treatments, and more! The race is Sunday, May 17th and spots are filling up quickly! Click here to DONATE to The Sweet Run 2015! Are you or your business interested in sponsoring The Cupcake Girls Sweet Run? You're in LUCK! We have business sponsorship levels available for you! Our business sponsorship program provides the opportunity to partner with The Cupcake Girls through The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon! We are asking local businesses to partner with...


It's our 4th birthday ... and the cupcakes are for you!

Four years after formally launching The Cupcake Girls, I find myself sincerely humbled and blown away by what we’ve been able to accomplish together.  It’s so much more than I ever could have dreamed of and gives me so much hope for the journey that lies ahead. We’re very proud of the numbers -- the $380,000+ dollars raised, 200+ volunteers joined, and 75+ community partners engaged -- because what it all supports is our mission to provide respect, resources and relationships to those in the adult entertainment industry.  But why does it matter?  There is no one better equipped to tell you how big of a difference our mission is making than the entertainers themselves.  Meet...


We Love Our Donors

Confession: I love my position as the Donor Relations Director and the many aspects of what this role entails.  Getting to tell the amazing stories of The Cupcake Girls’ work, my ability to connect with individuals who share my passions, and having the privilege to see people make an immediate impact in the Portland community. I’m constantly researching and looking for new ways for our donors to make connections with our clients, which is difficult because there are many sensitive situations.  There’s an event coming up that will be one of the first opportunities for donors and the community at large to hear first-hand how their dollars are making a difference, so please watch for...


AVN 2015 – Sharing Our Hearts

Everything of value that we will know in this life comes from our relationships with those around us. There is nothing material that measures against the intangibles of love and friendship. ― R.A. Salvatore Relationships are the foundation upon which we build our lives. When we volunteer, we often start out with the intention of helping others, but surprisingly, we find our own lives changed in the process.  The 2015 AVN Cupcake Suite was just that kind of opportunity for our volunteer team. We welcomed over 400 entertainers into our suite for relaxation, food, and complimentary spa services. While we were there to offer love and support to them, our own lives were altered in the best...