In response to the massive earthquake and devastating resulting tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, we at DoSomething.org are appealing to young people throughout the world to share their love and support for the Japanese people with “Paper Cranes for Japan.”
The task is simple:
- Find and upload a photo of an origami paper crane
- Make your own and take a quick pic of it
- Upload that photo along with a message of support to the Facebook page “Paper Cranes for Japan.”
- UPDATE Now you can mail your paper cranes to Students Rebuild to trigger $2 for each crane. The goal? 100,000 cranes received will raise $200,000 to support Architecture for Humanity’s plan to support the rebuilding efforts of Japanese architects. Click here for more details.
Why cranes? Cranes are sacred creatures in Japanese culture. According to ancient legend, anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish—like long life or recovery from illness—by a crane.
Fold, upload. Fold, upload. Fold, upload. Join us.