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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Human Services, Personal Social Services, Senior Centers, Seniors, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: The GlamourGals local mission is to foster intergenerational relationships between teen girls and elderly women living in senior homes through monthly facials and makeovers.The GlamourGals? national mission is to create the structure and provide the resources that encourage compassionate teen leadership through local intergenerational programming.The GlamourGals vision is to end elder loneliness by fostering a movement of compassionate female leaders. GlamourGals volunteers grow to be collaborative and community-oriented in their personal and public decision-making.Teen volunteers in GlamourGals chapters around the country make regularly scheduled visits to senior homes to perform complimentary facials and makeovers. Meaningful connections are established through touch and companionship, bridging the gulf between the two populations. Founded and managed by Rachel Doyle, a compelling, passionate, and effective President, GlamourGals will, over the next five years, build on its past successes. GlamourGals (GG) has created a scalable network of local chapters led by teens. The volunteers become well-rounded teen leaders who care about an elderly population who shaped their past and impacts their future. Through GG, these leaders: (1) Demonstrate local citizenship through our chapter system(2) Develop leadership skills by attending national GG events and conference calls(3) Emerge as more compassionate citizens through the direct service they provide on a regular basis to elderly women isolated in local senior facilities.GlamourGals has successfully combined a framework of service and leadership at the local level with a complementary system of support at the national level.

Results: Our volunteers have completed over 100,000 hours of service in communities across the country.

Target demographics: Teens in high school.

Programs: To inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been an avid supporter of GlamourGals for the past 11 years, attending both makeovers and events. Having worked as a mental health professional in nursing homes with elderly suffering from depression and loneliness, I experienced firsthand the great need for organizations such as GlamourGals. It is incredibly rewarding and heartwarming to witness the profound impact the makeovers have on the women. The organization is run beautifully by an extraordinarily compassionate, intelligent, and inspirational woman who has changed the lives of thousands of youth and elderly.

Donor

Rating: 4

I never write reviews and much less give my hard earned money to others. Well now I am doing both.
Not only was I inspired by the mission but I was and still am impressed with the way things are run. I must admit that I grilled the founder for quite some time before giving. Not only was she present but was more than happy to share her vision with me.
Awesome mission and great leadership.

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Donor

Rating: 1

After listening to an inspiring story about this organization, I made a decent sized donation & after it was like a black void. I never heard from anyone, and when I called in several times, no one followed up. I asked to speak to the president directly or the treasurer to see perhaps what the funds were used for or how I could further contribute, but the president never called me back. Unfortunate misdirection of funds that would have been better used elsewhere. Check out She's the First, Girls Who Code & the Girl Effect.

Also, Alana B - read the community guidelines - If you comment about individual staff members or volunteers, it asks you to use their job title. Do not post their full name or other personal details.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am a long term donor and supporter of GlamourGals. I cannot write enough wonderful things about this organization and its president, Rachel Doyle. GlamourGals makes a huge difference in the lives of so many older women and young teens. The programs run by GG are exciting, stimulating and wonderful. I have also been to makeovers at the elderly homes. Rachel runs the organization beautifully. Rachel is an inspiring and excellent public speaker. I am proud to give my money to such a wonderful, important cause and plan to be a supporter indefinitely.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Terrific organization led by teen volunteers all geared up towards a great cause. I wish I had been exposed to such an organization when I was in my teens. Way to go GlamourGals, keep up the great work! Kudos to all the people doing this work.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

One of my friends worked for this organization for several months. On the whole, the volunteers make this organization what it is. Perfect example of a charity being someone's pet project to make themselves feel good. Huge turn over rate due to terrible management. In general, shady finances from the organization point of view - would never donate. And overall, lacking in transparency. Could use a few more staff members. Could use new leadership in general.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization with truly dedicated team serving such an important purpose. Wishing GG a continued succes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Glamourgals does wonderful things for seniors, showing they are vital and worthy, and for empowering and raising the self esteem for their volunteers. As a mental health professional, I am proud to endorse this organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with Rachel Doyle and Glamour Gals several times over the past five years and in many different capacities. I've had the opportunity to meet Rachel's team, advisory board, and participated in a few of her events. Of all the non-profits I've worked with, I'm extremely impressed with Glamour Gals. Not only do the young women involved provide a great support system to the senior community but they are also doing work that will be pivotal in their future and help them evolve into future leaders.

I encourage anyone interested in the non-profit world to check out Glamour Gals and get involved! It's been a truly rewarding experience.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I recently joined GlamourGals as an Advisory Board member and am so excited to be part of this great program. I think the mission of GlamourGals is unique by bringing in women of different generations and having them build a lasting friendship. I've heard some of our young volunteers speak about they're experience with GlamourGals and how it has changed their lives; how it has helped them become compassionate, strong, driven young women. The advisory board is another great part of GlamourGals and brings together some great women professionals who are all interested in helping GlamourGals become a great organization and continue to fulfill its mission. I look forward to being part of GlamourGals for years to come.