Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Paper Cranes for Japan

For the last couple of days I was helping the children at my school make paper cranes.  An organization called Students Rebuild is collecting paper cranes, and they will receive $200,000 donation from the Bezos Family Foundation, once they receive their goal of 100,000 paper cranes.  The donation money will be used to Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction efforts in Japan.  The cranes will also be woven into an art installation.

Each paper crane means $2 donation to Japan, so the children were quite eager to fold.  I also worked on this project with the residents at the assisted living place where I teach monthly, and they were also happy to contribute.  With the children and the seniors combined, they have made 400 paper cranes, which means $800 contribution to reconstructing efforts in Japan!  Tomorrow, our flock of cranes will be winging their way to Seattle, where Students Rebuild is, as a goodwill donation for the people who lost homes in Japan.