This journal was written by college chapter president, Marialaina, about one of the seniors her chapter visits regularly. We are always so glad to hear the advice the older generation has for our volunteers!
Our new chapter at Long Island Lutheran had a great first makeover earlier this month, providing companionship, manicures, and lipstick to 19 senior residents! This chapter was founded by Sara, who saw GlamourGals as a way to combine her passions for philanthropy and beauty. Here's what Sara had to say about her chapter's first visit:
This post was written by Jane, the president of the Oceanside High School Chapter. After all of the Oceanside volunteers graduated, Jane took over as president, and is doing great work as a GG volunteer and chapter leader! Here's an article she wrote about her first GlamourGals experience for her school newspape
Our team of GlamourGals arrived just as Bingo was ending. I can’t say the crowd was raucous, but they were definitely in a good mood and ready to mingle. Olga, a resident of Maple Pointe I have seen at makeovers for several years, opened her eyes and arms wide, grabbed me into a tight hug, and exclaimed, “You’re here! I am so happy to see you!”
The senior home my chapter visits is such a special site to me. We have all grown so attached to the women here. I have written numerous journals about the residents before, but it is always a pleasure to recount our experiences. I was so happy to see Reiko, Hildegard, and Catherine who we've visited for years.