25th Anniversary Madeline’s Party
The 25th Annual Madeline’s Party changed this year and will look differently moving forward. Although change can be difficult, it is ever present in our lives and must be addressed, embraced even. Rhonda and I were intent on completing our amazing Madeline’s Party journey in spite of the current pandemic, while at the same time honoring health safety precautions. Leveraging the motto “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome” we found a way to bring relief to families who are struggling. With the help of volunteers, we created a drop off opportunity for generous donors like yourselves.
Rhonda and I spent two days at the Airport Embassy Suites accepting gifts and donations. Madeline’s Party received more than 450 gifts and over $3000 in cash and gift cards. We understand that these times are difficult for us all and want to thank you for your support. The generosity you demonstrate year after year is amazing and we are proud to have you in our extended family circle.
2020 was a year like no other in the 25-year history of Madeline’s Party. We experienced a very large gap in our lives, unable to be together, to dance, to sing. We sorely missed the company of family and friends who have come together for so many years to provide for those less fortunate. All of us have felt the impact and yet we continue to count our blessings because we understand that there are those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
As we enter 2021, moving forward with hope and optimism, we will be designing the next phase of Madeline’s Party. It is our wish that the light produced through this amazing event will not be extinguished but rather be kept and nurtured in each of our hearts to share that warm glow with others.
~ With love, Rhonda & Padraig
What is Madeline’s Party?
This event could not happen without your charitable contributions, our wonderful volunteers and generous sponsors.
Every year we adopt families in need with the goal of fulfilling the children’s wish lists and supplying necessary household items to those families.
The gifts are more than just a holiday toy for children or basic daily household supplies; they are a message that those families suffering hardships have not been forgotten.
Your Generosity is overwhelming year after year!
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We work throughout the year to provide for families in need. Donations help families that have suffered loss in some way and are struggling to keep their lives together.
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Madeline’s Party Mission Statement
The mission of Madeline’s Party Inc. is to provide families the opportunity to create their own holiday experience; whether they are giving or receiving.
25 years ago Padraig Ansbro and Rhonda Warnack initiated Madeline’s Party. Originally begun as a simple house party where 20 friends and family brought gifts requested by children and families in need. Madeline’s Party now attracts about 400 guests and collects over 500 gifts each year for families in the Portland area. It has grown to be one of the largest individual gift drives in the city.
We are a non-profit organization committed to giving back to the community by adopting families in need. Families who would otherwise lack the financial resources to provide a memorable holiday experience for their loved ones.
We work all year long to put on this annual event. Your generosity makes Madeline’s Party one of the premier events of the season.