This month, we feature an organization that's connecting
the elderly. In 2000, Rachel Doyle started the first GlamourGals
17 years old and looking for a way to honor her grandmother. Today,
GlamourGals has chapters all over the U.S., consisting of teens ages 14
to 18 that go to nursing homes, senior living centers, and assisted
living centers in their neighborhoods to reach out to the residents,
through makeovers and fun activities for the residents.
In addition to volunteer opportunities, the organization also
provides leadership training for the girls
that are part of the organization, who come from all walks of life.
These leadership programs are supported by Hot Pink Parties,
fundraisers that bring together women in the community and featuring
knitting and crochet lessons and more.
support the Hot Pink Leadership Program, GlamourGals invites people to
take the Hot Pink Pledge. By taking the pledge, individuals promise to:
- Tell one person about
- Donate $5 and be listed
on the pledge wall.
- Wear hot pink on May
15, August 21, and November 21, 2009.
In New York City, Mayor
Bloomberg even declared May 15th, 2009 GlamourGals Day in support of
If you'd like to knit and crochet in support of GlamourGals, take
the Hot Pink Pledge (click
here to take it now) and make
yourself a hot pink scarf to wear on
August 21st and November 21st. You can even make an extra scarf
donate to a nursing home in Indiana, where GlamourGals will be holding
Hot Pink Party:
112 EMS B8 Lane
Pierceton, IN 46562
For more on the organization, visit the website: GlamourGals.org