On December 3 Gillian went to one of the Sichuan earthquake devastated schools, bringing food and other things to help prepare the children for the winter. This was apparently done surreptitiously without informing the media, and no cameras were allowed. Right, no cameras.
Gillian had gone to Sichuan in September for a week-long benefit, and had promised the school children that she would come see everyone again when winter came. Thus making good on that promise, she went to the Beichuan Qiang Minority county and brought candy and clothing such as scarves, shoes, hats, etc giving them to each sixth grader one by one. She then took a group photo with them.
While her company is obviously probably trying to help her turn her image around, it’s still always makes me happy to see people do charity work, and I think it’s always an enriching experience that is humbling no matter who you are. It’s impossible not to gain something valuable from being with those who have lost everything (although not their reputation). It’s certainly better than Edison, who actually owns his own clothing line, but hasn’t done anything with those clothes except model in them since the scandal broke.