Direct Care - What it Means

People often wonder what we do as “cupcake girls” and how we assist those in the adult entertainment industry. As the Chief of Direct care, I oversee 4-5 teams of volunteers who work directly with our clients in the Las Vegas community. What does that look like in the day-to-day? I get to the office and answer emails that have come through our website from clients looking for support and services. Several emails each day are resource-related, meaning clients are looking for doctors, lawyers, and (especially right now) tax accountants. For many people, these resources are simple to find through employee benefits and HR departments, but adult entertainers don't have those options. They...


Volunteers Make it Happen

From an early age I felt a pull towards community service; over the years I have dedicated many hours towards various volunteer projects.  I've had the privilege of devoting my free time to a variety of organizations and gained important insight into the inner workings of a non-profit.     Last year I found myself accepting the City Director position of The Cupcake Girls Portland and found myself reflecting upon the lessons I've taken with me through the years.  Through this role, I was handed a immense responsibility and needed to make difficult decisions.  How did I want to fulfill this position?  What are my priorities as City Director?  How do I want this organization...


Donate to The Cupcake Girls with Smith's Community Rewards

The Cupcake Girls have signed up to receive community rewards through Smith's Food & Drug stores. This is an easy way to help us raise funds by doing something you already do every day - buy groceries!  Every time you shop at Smith's, a portion of your shopping trip is donated to us. Everybody wins! If you already have a Smith's card, it's easy to sign up for community rewards. If you don't already have a Smith's card, signing up ony takes a few minutes at your local store, and it saves you money, too. Once you have a card, follow the instructions below. Thank you for helping us to raise money! Enrollment Instructions Smith’s Community Rewards  You must have a...


What a Difference a Run Makes

The Sweet Run is our biggest fundraiser of the year and is definitely my favorite. This event is fun, gets many volunteers involved, and allows us an opportunity to share the Cupcake Girls’ mission with friends and family on a more personal level.  I love it because it combines two of my favorite things, this organization and running.   A few years ago you would not have recognized me. I was heavily drinking, involved in a variety of drugs, and smoking. The party lifestyle led me to a very dark place, and one of the things that changed all of that was running. My sister asked me to go for a run with her and I ran about two blocks and called it good. I could barely breathe and my whole...