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Charity Feature - GlamourGals
By: Lion Brand

Photo courtesy of GlamourGalsThis month, we feature an organization that's connecting teens and the elderly. In 2000, Rachel Doyle started the first GlamourGals Chapter. She was 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.

Photo courtesy of GlamourGalsTo support the Hot Pink Leadership Program, GlamourGals invites people to take the Hot Pink Pledge. By taking the pledge, individuals promise to:

  1. Tell one person about GlamourGals.
  2. Donate $5 and be listed on the pledge wall.
  3. 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 the organization.

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 to donate to a nursing home in Indiana, where GlamourGals will be holding its next Hot Pink Party:
Julia Porter
c/o GlamourGals
112 EMS B8 Lane
Pierceton, IN 46562

For more on the organization, visit the website:

Need some ideas on your hot pink item? For the GlamourGals' signature hot pink color, we recommend trying Microspun in Fuschia (click here for the yarn). Here are some pattern ideas that will look great:

- Crochet Flowered Scarf
- Knit Lacy Luxe Scarf
- Crochet Glitzy Accent Scarf

Authored by Lion Brand

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