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...


Preparing for the AVN Awards

Our motto at The Cupcake Girls is “Respect, Resources, and Relationships.” Because we always strive to provide our clients with the very best we have to offer, we make training volunteers and staff a high priority.   For the past two weeks, Cupcake Girls Las Vegas has been busy preparing for our biggest event of the year – a relaxation suite at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the annual AVN awards.  To make this event a success, it takes an army of volunteers, as well as spa & beauty professionals who are willing to donate their time and talents.  To be fully prepared, we have held three recent training sessions: one for new volunteers, one for volunteers moving into more...


New Year's Resolutions

We are a few days into 2015 and the topic of the hour is probably those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you haven’t made any yet or maybe you’ve already broken some of yours. The wonderful thing about goals is that you can set them at any time and decide to keep trying tomorrow no matter what setback comes your way. We all need goals to stay motivated and measure our successes (our directors set goals every month!). The Cupcake Girls offer respect, resources, and relationships to adult entertainers in Portland and Las Vegas through every season and situation.  We want to hear about your resolutions for the coming year and how we can work together to achieve those goals.   We...


A Clean Slate

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” –Neil Gaiman 2014 was an eventful year for The Cupcake Girls. We grew, we changed, we reached out a hand of support, and we made a few mistakes along the way. Mistakes are proof that you are trying…that you are changing…that you are becoming more than you once were. May we always attempt to become more. As we say hello to 2015, we want to challenge all of you to come and grow...


A Very Merry Christmas

We went into clubs on Saturday, December 20th for our customary monthly visits, armed with cupcakes and hand-designed Christmas gifts for all of our clients. I connected with several women who had never heard of us before. With these initial interactions, I always emphasize that although we come to the clubs monthly with cupcakes and complimentary hair and make-up services, our main support network for our clients comes from the one-on-one relationships we build as we hear their stories and connect them with any resources they might be looking for. As I was curling someone’s hair, another woman came up to me and started asking more about the services we offer. I was thrilled to expand upon...