NEW YORK, NY (October 10th, 2014) -- On Tuesday, October 8th, GlamourGals Foundation, Inc. hosted two MegaMakeovers in the Northwest Arkansas region. While GlamourGals makeovers are typically run by students from high schools and colleges, MegaMakeovers are geared towards adult volunteers who want to participate and give back to their communities. The MegaMakeovers held in Bentonville and Lowell were attended by Walmart HQ employees, Josh Wise, Board of Directors for GlamourGals and Walmart HQ employee, as well as Rachel Doyle, Founder and CEO of GlamourGals Foundation, Inc.
The senior women and volunteers had a blast at the events receiving complimentary facials, makeovers, and manicures. Over 25 seniors participated in the conversation and pampering provided by the volunteers. “All the ladies enjoyed the event, there was lots of laughter,” said Delia, Activities Director of the JB Hunt Senior Activity Center in Lowell, Arkansas. One senior exclaimed, “This is so nice, we deserve to be pampered once in a while!”
GlamourGals bridges the divide between generations and provides leadership opportunities for teen volunteers. After surveying senior homes that participate in GG events, 93% of senior home respondents said that GG volunteers provide positive interaction through conversation. While 81% of volunteers said they are more comfortable taking on leadership roles after joining the program.
The ultimate goal of these makeovers is to raise awareness to start permanent volunteer chapters of high school and college volunteers to continue the GlamourGals service each month at these local senior centers.
GlamourGals Foundation Inc., would like to thank The Benton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, the JB Hunter Senior Center, WalMart volunteers, and Josh Wise for their support and for making the MegaMakeovers a great success.
About GlamourGals GlamourGals is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, which inspires and organizes teens to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes since 2000. GlamourGals has 71 chapters across the country that engages over 1,500 teen volunteers to serve more than 2,000 senior women in 14 states. Oprah Winfrey, “The New York Times,” the Meredith Vieira Show, and the Saturday “Early Show” on CBS have all commended the GlamourGals program. For more information, please visit GlamourGals.org.