Turning Passion Toward Community

One of the many things I love about Cupcake Girls is our sense of community. The community we have with city of Portland, the people we assist, and the volunteers. I knew from a young age that I loved people. I loved learning about different cultures, my friends, family, and always had a soft spot for the kids that didn’t have a lot of friends. I knew everyone had a story that brought them where they are today.
The definition of community is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of common attitudes, interests, and goals. That is what we are and how we thrive; getting to know our clients and learning their needs, reaching out to local businesses to create partnerships and relationships, and hosting events to bring awareness to the city of Portland. It all comes down to stories about how we can and are impacting people around us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have achieved.”  This resonates with me deeply because I feel this is my mission/purpose in life. I have a need to give back to the people around me. There is so much injustice in the world and people continually talk about how sad and tragic these circumstances can be. And yet, I don’t see nearly as many people taking action. Think about how amazing you could make your community by volunteering just one hour of your week for something you feel passionately about.
I’m passionate about what Cupcake Girls stands for in the community. What are you passionate about?
Nathalie
Community Relations Director
Portland Branch