Alexis Curry and GlamourGals Founder, Rachel Doyle
Meet 21-year-old, college senior Alexis Curry.
And actively engaged student, Curry says she had a desire to fulfill a purpose and leave her mark on her campus at the University of Bridgeport, CT.
“When I first heard about GlamourGals, I was initially touched and inspired by the movement and its Founder, Rachel Doyle. Through this foundation, the lives of so many elderly are touched and I wanted to bring this unique movement to my campus.” Curry shared in a TNJ Exclusive.
A not-for-profit organization, Glamour Gals‘ purpose is to launch a movement of compassionate teen leaders who bridge the age gap between their generation and the elderly. In doing so, Glamour Gals encourages both high school and/or college students to start a chapter in their communities to help provide manicures and makeovers to the elders residing at the nursing home they choose to partner with. In essence, GlamourGals volunteers to provide companionship to women living in Senior Homes.
“I chose to partner my chapter of GlamourGals with Astoria Park Nursing Home due to its proximity to my campus. The work is truly inspiring but at the same time, it’s sad. Many of the ladies, do not receive visits from the family members and they’re lonely. It’s a great experience to make them so happy to have someone to talk to.” Curry adds.
Each chapter of GlamourGals is responsible for organizing at least one interactive event every month, in hopes to create lasting impressions on the hearts of all involved.
The University of Bridgeport’s Chapter of GlamourGals
For more information on GlamourGals and how you can participate in the movement, check out their website!