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What is the National TTT Society and Why Does Gilden Tree Support it?


The National T.T.T. Society was founded in 1911 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa by a remarkable group of women set on providing a camping experience for girls who might not otherwise have a chance to go.

They knew that camp would give these girls greater confidence, help them make new friends and to see the world in a different way. And so for over 100 years, they've helped send girls to camp at no cost to their families, with clothing, supplies and support provided by a sponsoring chapter.

My mother, Marilyn Hunter joined TTT in the mid-1970s, and was passionately active for almost 40 years.

I learned from her the possibility of making a difference, one child at a time.  Every time I see a little girl blossom after camp, it honors her commitment and her memory.

I later joined her chapter, Nebraska "A" and have found a remarkable group of caring women who help make a difference in girls' lives.

We keep in touch with our girls after camp, through fun activities like holiday outings. One of their favorite events is always a Tie-Dye party after camp. 

Along with being a positive presence in their lives, we also focus on helpingthe girls "pay it forward" either helping create "hope" totes for the local homeless shelter, or helping out at the food bank for an hour or so. (Followed by a fun treat, of course.)  And every year, our campers also tie-dye pillowcases that will be sewn into laundry bags for the next year's campers.  

After one tie-dye party - the t-shirts and pillow cases drying on the clothesline looked amazing:

It's a good organization with a truly meaningful mission, and we're proud to help support it.


To help raise money for camp fees and other costs, Gilden Tree has created a special gift for TTT, our Help a Girl Hand Care Set. It's a beautiful gift and 10% of the sales go to TTT.



If you'd like to find out if there's a chapter in your area, or you'd like to start a chapter, visit NationalTTTSociety.  You can also write or call: 

National T.T.T. Society 
6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(319) 385-7246

Or contact me via customerservice@gildentree.com. I'd be happy to help find a chapter or a way for you to get involved.

Ann Thariani