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Charitable Cheer

About Us

A proud Member of the Pride Cheerleading Association, Cheer Portland is a vibrant and enthusiastic non-profit 501(c)(3) and community of individuals who are passionate about spreading joy and positivity through the power of cheerleading for the benefit of local LGBTQIA+ people.

 

Based in the heart of Portland, this spirited group brings together people from all walks of life to share their energy, support, and infectious enthusiasm with the local community. They attend various events, parades, and gatherings to uplift the spirits of those around them, often with their colorful pom-poms and dazzling routines.

Cheer Portland is now even stronger, with a total of 40 dedicated members! With each member adding their unique flair and spirit to the group, they are better equipped than ever to make an impact, inspire smiles, and brighten the days of those they encounter. Whether it's at a local parade, a charity event, or simply cheering on the sidelines, Cheer Portland's dynamic and diverse team continues to foster a sense of togetherness and happiness within the city, making them a cherished and vital part of the community.

See us on Everyday Northwest!

Everyday Northwest is Portland's CW's (KRCW) latest lifestyle show, focusing on the businesses and organizations that make Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, the best place to live! Cheer Portland was invited to share our mission and raise awareness about the Pride Cheerleading Association.

Our Commitment to DEI

At Cheer Portland, our dedication lies in fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a safe space where all members feel valued and respected, regardless of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, or identity.

While firmly believing in the inherent equality of all individuals, we recognize that discrimination and injustice, particularly affecting people of color and transgender individuals, are prevalent. These issues extend beyond acts of hatred and encompass systemic barriers that must be dismantled to achieve true equity.

We acknowledge the existence of systemic barriers that specifically impact the LGBTQIA2S+ community. To address this, we are committed to continuous DEI training that broadens our understanding and awareness of the unique challenges and experiences faced by marginalized individuals, including LGBTQIA2S+ individuals.

We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and believe that our differences make us stronger. We are dedicated to supporting one another, both on and off the mat, and creating a sense of community within our team and the greater Portland area, where inclusivity is embraced. Through charitable activities and initiatives, we actively support marginalized groups and promote equality in Portland and beyond. We allocate significant fundraising efforts annually to address local issues and create meaningful change.

By spreading cheer and spirit, we aim to positively influence the thoughts and attitudes of others. At the core of our mission is a commitment to increase knowledge, understanding, and support for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Through these endeavors, our ultimate goal is to cultivate a greater sense of community characterized by inclusivity and equality for all.

KEEP PORTLAND CHEERED!

Being included on this team is being committed to this statement.
Please sign off saying “I am committed, (your full name)” below showing your commitment to this DEI statement and Cheer Portland.

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Our Beneficiary

Each year Cheer Portland performs, fundraises and volunteers to benefit a local non-profit in our community that supports health and wellness of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

 

The Hand Up Project - The People’s Pantry Emergency Food Project offers a “shopping style” pantry, which preserves dignity by offering a choice of food staples. This model also caters to the individual’s personal and culturally specific dietary needs as donations allow; all while avoiding food waste from “cookie cutter” style food boxes. 

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