My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Glamourgals Foundation, Inc., Commack, NY, USA
I joined Glamour Gals over the summer of 2012, transitioning to my senior year in high school. My life has been changed by Glamour Gals and my favorite resident, Ray. I met Ray my second time volunteering, and I'm so happy I did. Ray made me realize how happy people can be just by having conversations and getting to know new people. Every time we visit, Ray doesn't want us to leave. I wish I could stay longer, too. He's the most energetic, funniest, happiest person I've ever met.
Some high school students have stereotypes about senior citizens being grumpy, mean, or boring. Ray definitely destroys that stereotype. Raymond has traveled all over the world; he has visited places such as Spain and Costa Rica. He is originally from Mexico, but he now resides in Chicago. He loves salsa dancing; he says it's what keeps him healthy and going each day. Ray also sings, but he doesn't sing like Ricky Martin. He only sings on special occasions, like when his dinner is done. He's the most humorous senior I know. Spending time with him makes you appreciate things a little bit more.
Joining Glamour Gals, I hoped to gain experience and give back to the community. I lost my grandparents a couple years ago and it was very hard because I was so close to them. It left a huge hole in my heart that I thought would never heal. Glamour Gals has healed that hole in my heart. Every month I'm spending time with grandparents who aren't mine, and it's a blessing.
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