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Our Story

Hello! I'm Vanessa, founder of beCause Parties ! Thank you for your interest in our organization.


beCause Parties was founded in 2016 out of a life-long passion for party planning, community outreach & need for storage space.

(because used party supplies take up a LOT of room, right?)

All kidding aside, I had a very traumatic childhood that caused me to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

During that time, I lived in total fear & confusion.

It wasn't until I experienced a special childhood birthday party, just for me, that I realized what it meant to feel valued.

I felt empowered on a new path!

I had a fresh perspective on who I was & what was possible. It truly changed my life.

Ever since, I've wanted to help others experience what I did.

Though, I'm now a professional actress, filmmaker, Group Fitness Studio owner, Stress & Anxiety Coach & Youtuber,

the goal with it all is still the same:

To Help Others Heal & Rise Higher by Being Seen, Heard & Showered in Empathy.

Parties & Sparking that Celebratory Spirit Do Just That!

When You Support Our Cause, We Believe You Directly Help to Save Someone's Life.

Plus! You Help the Planet & Your Storage Space By Donating Your Celebratory Items to Us, instead.

Why is there a Need?

As of 2013 in Maryland, 14% of children live below the poverty line* and over 30,000 children are homeless**.

Life is about survival.

There is often little to no time or money for celebrating special days like birthdays, including gifts.

Shelters, too, have limited funds for celebrating special events.

That means thousands of opportunities to enrich, inspire, encourage, and strengthen self-confidence are missed each year.

This organization aims to address this issue because we believe parties & sparking a celebratory spirit each day isn't just a right,

they are vital, empowering moments that say,

"You are important, you are safe, the sky is the limit, and so much more!"

We are unique in that we provide & host personalized, individual birthday parties & celebratory experiences to inspire

underprivileged youth & families in-need.

*beCause Parties is overseen by the Community Foundation of Carroll County

Vanessa Meadows, Founder of  beCause Parties

More about Vanessa:

Vanessa has volunteered independently and with multiple organizations over the years including the Humane Society, Cat Coalition of Central New York, Carroll County Food Sunday, the Red Cross during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, and much more.

While attending college at Potsdam, she founded and presided over an animal welfare education group called, "Spread the Word," with the purpose to educate the community and student body about issues concerning animal welfare and how they could help!

A former wedding planner, beCause Parties was only inevitable.

Thank you for Your Support!

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