Our Townsend Harris High School chapter celebrated Valentine's Day with the seniors they visit, making it a special day for all involved. Here are some highlights from their experience!
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.
"We had very similar interests such as being book lovers, nature lovers, and people who wanted to make others happy. I will never forget the advice she gave me. She told me to never stop smiling because my smile brought her happiness and it made me look beautiful. Also, to be myself, because my personality makes me who I am today and no one can replace me."
We are excited to welcome Orange High School, our fourth chapter in California, to the #GGmovement! They had 22 volunteers and 15 seniors at their first makeover earlier this month. We are grateful to chapter treasurer Myka for bringing the idea for GlamourGals to her school after seeing GG founder & CEO Rachel Doyle speak at a HOBY Leadership Seminar this summer, chapter president Nina for leading the effort to get organized, as well as all of the other outstanding leaders and volunteers who are contributing to this chapter!
Our new chapter at Warren Hills Regional High School had their first makeover earlier this December. With 24 residents in attendance for makeovers and manicures, it was a success thanks to the hard work of chapter president Elizabeth as well as her fellow leaders, advisor, and volunteers. (They had seven meetings before their first makeover to prepare!) Read on for some of their reflections from the big day!