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 Helping Others


“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”

               -Edward Everett Hale


Making a Difference, One Child at a Time

It takes major commitments and many years to create big changes in the world.  

But as individuals, we have an obligation to try to make a difference - especially in the lives of children. The act of reaching out to someone, one to one, is very powerful.  For us at Gilden Tree, being committed to a small group over many years has transformed both their lives and our own. 

Don' be limited by thinking you must do something big. Start simply. Start now.  You will make a difference and change yourself in ways you never expected.

Supporting Education in Pakistan

We’re proud of the fact that starting in 1993, we've helped educate women and children in Pakistan, through educating the women who make our terra-cotta Foot Scrubbers and their children.  

Our efforts were featured in TIME Magazine. To read the article, please click here.

We now promote and help support The Citizen's Foundation, a local group in Pakistan that builds schools, trains teachers, and helps educate children in poor urban and rural areas.  The Citizen's Foundation was recently featured on PBS Newshour.  Click here to watch this inspiring feature.

We believe that nothing can change the world more than education, and The Citizen's Foundation is offering that chance to thousands of kids in a country where opportunities are hard to come by.  

Over 50% of the children educated are girls.  

If you'd like to know more, please click here.  If you'd like to make a donation, please donate here

Helping Girls in the United States

I'm a second generation member of the National TTT Society (or Tri-T), a national organization of women. Since 1911, small chapters of T.T.T. volunteers have raised funds to help pay for a week of camp for girls who might otherwise never have a chance to go.  They believe that the camping experience - making new friends, learning self-reliance, and most of all, seeing the greater world as an exciting, interesting place - can transform a girl’s life.  Read more: Ann Thariani explains more about TTT and why Gilden Tree supports their efforts.

Every year, hundreds of T.T.T. girls go to camp at no expense to their families, and for many it's a life-changing experience.  If you’d like to find out more about T.T.T. or to make a direct donation, please click here.

We’ve created a special T.T.T. Love Your Hands & Help a Girl gift. 10% of the sales of this item will go directly to T.T.T. to help pay for camp fees.  It's something any mother, sister or friend would love, and each comes with a small card letting them know that their gift has helped send girls to camp. To learn more, just click on this image:

Ann & Kumy Thariani
Owners & Founders