Glamourgals Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.41 stars   46 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Seniors

Location: PO Box 1284 Commack NY 11725 USA

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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

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I just want to put this out there so everybody knows. My friend volunteered for this organization for several years, was an intern and worked here until she finally couldn't take it anymore. She was treated terribly by the president, and never had staff in their positions long enough for them to support her. Literally Rachel Doyle turned over FIVE staff members in 1 year. Like take a hint. You're running a sh*t show and you need to read up on leadership. How are you supposed to so called "mentor" young teen girls when they never are able to talk to the same person twice? Take a bite of some humble pie RD. You suck to work for. This non-profit could skyrocket but instead its going down the toilet because its your way or the high way.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about GlamourGals in a memoir written by Jen Lancaster, and I had to google to find out more. I think this is one of the most creative, helpful and inspiring volunteer organizations I've ever heard of, and I am hoping this will become part of my community. I remember how my Grandmother preened when I complimented her lipstick. That memory will forever melt my heart. I think it's beautiful that other women and teenagers get to experience a moment like that.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Rachel's team does amazing work. What a great idea to connect the elderly that are often lonely in nursing homes with the often disconnected younger generation.

Keep up the good work!

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International expansion would be a great next step! US only at this point I believe.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Glamour Gals truly is a gem to the elderly community. Without them many elderly women would not have something keeping them going. They matter, and Glamour Gals helps them feel like they do. To see volunteers all over the country be dedicated to this cause is the true definition of humanity.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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