On November 24th, The Cupcake Girls will be hosting a fundraising event promoting local artists and vendors. The event, called GATHER, will be held at the Leftbank Project near the Moda Center from 11AM-5PM. Food and drink will be available and live music will accompany the event. There will also be a raffle with a variety of prizes. Profits will go towards the client services division of The Cupcake Girls. The event is intended to be an opportunity for community members to collect handcrafted gifts while supporting those in need.
The Cupcake Girls is a non-profit group that provides resources to those involved in the Portland sex industry, as well as those affected by domestic sex trafficking. The core philosophy of The Cupcake Girls is non-judgement. Clients are empowered to make their own choices as to whether to accept aid.
The client services division of The Cupcake Girls provides medical & dental care, domestic violence & safe house support, counseling, government assistance & welfare, educational assistance, tax support, career coaching, and many other such services.
There are still available vendor spots at the GATHER event. If you are a local craft-maker and wish to sell your products while helping charity, please refer to the contact link on the event page.
All photos courtesy of Christine Shields Photo