My involvement with GlamourGals dates back to 2006 when I joined my high school chapter as a freshman. I attended the Glammys every year in high school and each year, where volunteers were openly thanked for their dedication and service. It was always heartwarming to hear that my work as a volunteer was being recognized and it was also empowering to realize that I was connected to a larger GG movement and mission.
In 2010, as chapter president and a senior in high school, my GG stories had made their way into not only my college applications, but also into the early ideas about the type of person and leader that I wanted to grow up to be - a compassionate one.
I applied for the coveted Glammy Award that year and won, thanking my chapter volunteers, advisor, and the activities director at our local senior home in my acceptance speech. It was a collective win for our outstanding year of service where we were able to grow into a chapter of over 100 volunteers who provided makeovers or special events at our senior home every week.
Being a GlamourGals volunteer and chapter leader empowered me as a teenager to realize my potential as a advocate and in my community. These realizations have stuck with me today and shaped my career goals.
The Glammys have evolved since 2010, but I think that the most remarkable change is that award recipients receive college scholarships. Scholarships were not offered by GlamourGals when I was in high school. But now, but thanks to the Women Helping Others Foundation, GlamourGals is able to award $1,000 college scholarships to each of the four Glammy Scholarship Award winners.
Thank you to and the Women Helping Others Foundation for their support of the GlamourGals Foundation and their valued recognition of our volunteers and their hard work.
-Tammy Tran, GG staff member and alumna